Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Let it SNOW

Let it SNOW 2015
A wonderful December to everyone and welcome to another Scrapy Land Challenge #31. Scrapy Land challenge is Bi-Weekly and ends Dec 15, 2015. Only requirement is that you use any die that Scrapy Land sells in the store, and it would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project. The winner will get a $15.00 gift card from Scrapy Land. The theme for this challenge is “Anything Goes”. The sentiment on the front is from Stampin up set Heard from the Heart.
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The mini snowmen are so much fun. I added the scarfs and the arms. But some black ink and orange ink in for the coal and carrots. Found a couple of snowflakes I had punch out.

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          Cardinals DIE333-H                  Memory Box Mini Snowman

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Town Scene from Impression Obsession DIE082-N

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This is what the inside turned out to be.

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Sparkle paper used to cut out the Christmas lights. The card stock on the inside I found in with the scraps.

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Colored the letters with Wink a Stella inks yellow, red, black, green, clear and orange. A little BG10 Copic marker for the snowman head.

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This is how I made my card. I really like using Brilliance inks because they have a softness about them and they do blend together nicely.
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These are the Brilliance inks I used Coral, Sky Blue, Yellow, Orange, Mediterranean Blue, Graphite Black and Beige.
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Impression Obsession, Fern DIE215-E.
Impression Obsession, Cardinals DIE333-H.
Memory Box, Mini Snowman
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Impression Obsession Town Scene DIE082-N.
Impression Obsession Christmas lights DIE099-K.
Impression Obsession Santa in his Slide DIE081-O.
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Aleene’s True Snow you can pick that up at Michael’s stores or Joann’s Stores. The Twinkle's Diamond Dust to add more sparkle. Cut out several of the dies with sparkle paper.
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The size of my card is 5” by 7”. So my work surface on the card stock I made 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”, you always want to make that area bigger them your card area. What I did here is made a line. I do not want to go below the line with my ink.
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Always start with your lightest color. So I add the yellow first. Whatever way you decide the raises to go make sure you ALWAYS go in the same direction throughout your card.

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Now add more of the other colors in different areas but going in the same ANGLE. I could of done my raises on more of an ANGLE, but was not thinking. How deep your colors are will decide how bright the raises are. Remember you do not want to make mud! Your fingers can get pretty messy when you do a lot of sponging.

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Sorry I cut off the edges before I took the picture, so I placed them on the sides so I could let you see what it looked like. You will see how nice this will turn out.

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I cut the sides off and you can work some of the lighter colors, that will help blend the colors nicely. You might want to add some of the dark (Black) to the edges but be careful not to do too much as you will loose more of the pretty colors and you want to work from off the paper (outer edge) in word on that Angle.   

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Take a strip of scrap paper an place it on the lower bottom. The Stampin up stamp is called Lovely as a Tree and stamped it several times going across the card stock.

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Now I have removed the scrap paper. Used to make some stars was Gelly Roll white star.
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Adding the snow on the bottom
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and then the Town Scene with the other embellishments the card starts to take shape.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and it is something you can do. If you need any help let me know or have any questions please ask. The scenes are unlimited and they make wonderful masculine cards. Thanks for stopping by.



Olga Jewell said...


Carrie Sheridan said...

Pat, this is an amazing card! All those sweet touches with your die cuts combine together to create a magical scene! Thanks for the tutorial on making that beautiful background!

Darlene said...

WOWZA! This is AWESOME Pat! LOVE your 'Aurora Boreallis' sponging ... looks amazing! Fabulous design ... thanks for wonderful inspiration!

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Anne Temple said...

WOW! Amazing card inside and out. Love the night sky you created.

Lori Kobular said...

GORGEOUS, Gorgeous card! I absolutely love the Northern Lights sky that you created ~ it is perfect! The scene looks like it is right out of the "Twas' the night before Christmas" story book! Love, love, love it!!

Donna Ellis said...

Great way of using the Brilliance Inks, Pat! I love those inks anyway, so finding another use for them makes me happy! Thank you for the fantastic tutorial and product uses. I notice that the IO Santa Sleigh is out of stock. Would you be interested in swapping some die cuts? I have the Sue Wilson Santa Sleigh which is curved in the opposite manner. Maybe in January when things calm down? Love your card sooooo much. I've not see the Alleens True Snow before. Would like to try some of that, too! I'm always incredulous about your cards - so many details and techniques - thank you for the inspiration today! (pinned your card, of course, and the tutorial!) hugs, de

Lisa said...

I love, love everything about this card, Pat!! Wow!! The sky looks ah-may-zing!! The colors are stunning!! The entire scene you've created is so beautiful!! I love every snowy detail!! What a gorgeous card this is!! Have a great day :)

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Teresa Arsenault said...

You are definitely an artist, Patricia. This is truly gorgeous.

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous work Patricia!!! The sky and winter scene look amazing! Simply wonderful!

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*Vicki* said...

Oh Patty, you have a wonderful post for us today!! LOVE the gorgeous coloring on your wintry background and especially that darling santa sleigh traveling over as well!! Both of these are brilliant and festive fun designs!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Pia S said...

Thanks for showing us how you made the sky step by step. I love your die cut scene, and the gorgeous sky makes this card look extra special!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Wow Patricia , amazing card and work ! Love the sky , Thanks for this Great TUTORIAL !!!
It is a magical Christmas card ! Love the little Birds ans snowman , Love All !!!!!!
Wonderful , Fabulous !

Nancy Hill said...

Love your tutorial and beautiful Northern Lights. Gorgeous card and love the glitter touches on your card. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land

Priyanka Mathur said...

Wow a fabulous card!! especially love the sky, it's looking amazing. Inspired by your card I have made mine using pastels. Thanks for the tutorial & wonderful inspiration!! :)
Here is the link to my card

Penny said...

Oh, Pat, this is absolutely stunning! I love the scene you have created! A masterpiece! Love everything about it! :^)
Hugs, Penny