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Tue 24

Snowy Christmas
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello and welcome!

   Today's card is a combination of embossing, ink blending, die cutting and paint spritzing using the new dies for the holidays.  It was fun to get out my supplies (ok, they were already out--I'm a messy crafter at times) and charge into this layered card...check it out.

Snowy Christmas 01

The trees and the cabin are two different dies that align perfectly to create this wintery scene.  I cut both from white paper and pieced the trees and cabin with solid colored card stock.  A little bit of diluted white acrylic paint spritzed on the trees created the snow pattern and a touch of white pen filled in "naked" areas.  

Snowy Christmas 02

For the beautiful night sky I blended Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks on a white paper panel, then spritzed with water to create a speckled effect.  This panel was positioned and adhered behind the circular opening giving the trees and cabin a starry backdrop.   

Using the Circle Basics die set, I selected the die closest in size to the tree and cabin circle sets for the front panel opening.  Next, a quick run through of this panel with a dotted Swiss embossing folder and then adhered all four layers together.  Starting from the back, that's Sky panel, tree layer, cabin layer then embossed white panel.

Snowy Christmas 03

For a touch more red, I added the smallest size of Poinsettia Blooms and the Brushed Merry Christmas sentiment....all sitting pretty on a green note card.  How's that for traditional Christmas colors!  Now to make a few more (per week) in time for the holiday mailings.  How many cards do you send out?  Each year my list grows longer since everyone loves a handmade card.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a look at this snowy Christmas card! Jennysig



I love your sky.
that's a very nice card.

You're cards amaze me! Beautiful!

Awesome card Jenny!!

Terrific little winter scene!!

A lovely winter scene, and, you even left the light on in the cabin!

The card is absolutely beautiful and I love these dies!!

This is truly a beautiful card, both peaceful and festive!

WoW! Jenny this card is amazingly gorgeous! Love it!! The background is amazing, I can do that! Thank you for the step by step on the layering and that you worked back to front. I needed that tip for making my scene cards for this year's cards, that is a big help to me. The embossing is the perfect embellishment for this card. I really like the house, the pop of red on the white background, and the yellow for the lighted window. The brushed Merry Christmas is perfect for this card. Now my creative ideas are spinning in my head! So many creative possibilities!
Jacquelene L

Beautiful card!!

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