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Fri 09

Dashing Through the Snow
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this week's blog blitz featuring The 2015 Winter Release.  There are so many wonderful dies and stamps in this release!   

For my card today, I chose to use two new dies, the Large Winter Sled and Curved Dashing. I combined these with the Dancing Snowflake Frame from a previous release. 

Creating the card:

  • Die cut the Winter Sled once from kraft cardstock and once from white cardstock.
  • Using a wood grain embossing folder, emboss the kraft sled die cut. Sponge over the embossed sled using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Cut the wood slates from the sled and save them to be used later.
  • On the white die cut sled, color the red part with a Versa Ink Pen. Sprinkle with red embossing powder and heat set.  Ink the remaining portion of the sled with the Versa Ink Pen and emboss with silver embossing powder.
  • Adhere the cut slates onto the silver embossed sled.
  • Die cut the Dancing Snowflake Frame from white cardstock and sponge Antique Linen Distress Ink on the edges of the frame.
  • The Curved Dashing was die cut from Cranberry cardstock.
  • I used a piece of sheet music for my card background.  In the center of the paper I applied Gesso to tone down the background so it didn't look to busy.
  • To assemble the card, adhere the music background to a kraft cardstock layer.  Glue this to a note card. Using pop dots glue the frame to the music background.  Adhere the sled to the middle of the card background.  Spatter with white ink.  Embellish the sled with greens and a bell.  Glue the die cut saying to the card.


I hope you enjoyed today's card!

Would you like to win the Large Winter Sled? Leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday, October 11(11:59 pm EST) for your chance to win.  A winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die.  Good luck!









preciosa tarjeta!!!

This is such a stunning card! Love that you added woodgrain to the sled!

I've seen so many beautiful cards by the designers and this one is high on the list... so appealing to me.... just gorgeous.

This is beautful! Very well done Donna!

This card is simply outstanding in so many ways. I can't even begin to describe the beauty it exudes. Wonderful job and nice work!

What a great card! It is very elegant.

Beautiful card. Love all the dies you used.

Love this card, the sled die is just beautiful. Reminds me of the wooden sled my brother and I had when we were kids! You captured the essence of winter!

This is perfect to make for my grandsons' for Christmas. They live in Florida, so have only experienced snow and sledding once -- two Christmas's ago that they spent with me in upstate NY -- it was our winter of snow! Hopefully, this card will remind them of that snowy Christmas.

Gorgeous card!

Beautiful card!! Wonderful use of the dies and nice attention to detail. Thanks for the tutorial--and chance to win the sled die!

Gorgeous card!

Your card is my favorite of all the new cards. It's absolutely adorable!!!! Lovely!! Gorgeous!! Playful!!! Brings back memories of my childhood! WOW! Great inspiration!!!!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and the opportunity to win

My goodness this is a beauuuutiful card!!

The sled reminds me of the one I had as a little girl! I love the idea to emboss the sled with a wood grain embossing folder!! Thank you

Great card - love all the detail !

Love it!

Love the sleigh card, very beautiful!!

Love this wonderful card! It just speaks Christmas! The woodgrain on the sled is a great touch.

Wowzers...such a beautiful vintage card. The sleigh is AWESOME!!!
The Snowflake Frame is really neat and I love how you put the words around and in it.
The Antique Linen Distress Ink looks so cool.
So very nicely done. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

I love this sled...reminds me of Christmas growing up back east. Beautiful; just beautiful!

This is so pretty. I love the snowflake frame.

Beautiful card. I have always loved the snowflake frame and the sled works so well with it.

Beautiful card! I love the snowflake frame!

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