Thursday, November 10, 2016

Winter Wonderland with Quick Quotes Winter Bliss

Hello, Alicia  creating for you today.  I had so much fun with my latest delivery from Dies R Us!  I was so excited to play with the Avery Elle Pierced Cloud dies and the Poppystamps' Stitched Hills dies in particular.  At first I had the mind set that clouds were for spring cards, but then I started to broaden my horizons.  I think the crisp clouds with a touch of glitter pen are perfect "snow" clouds.

I popped up the individual clouds on top of the border of clouds keeping the pattern in place for a clean effect.  I gave most of the elements at least a spot of Wink of Stella clear.  It was perfect to replicate glistening snow.  I colored the remainder of my image with various alcohol markers.  I fussy cut the snowman with his feathered friend and popped them up as well.  He looks perfect sitting on the stitched hill.  I  just loved pierced and stitched details on dies!! There's plenty to be found at Dies R Us.

Dies used from the Dies R Us store:

Poppystamps - Dies - Stitched Hills (NEW)
Poppystamps-Stitched Hills
Avery Elle - Pierced Cloud
Avery Elle-Pierced Cloud

Other ingredients:
Quick Quotes Winter Bliss papers 101, 103, 104, 105
Inky Antics Snowy's Woodland Friends stamp
Brilliance Graphite Black ink
Tim Holtz Sizzix On the Edge Tree line
markers: Distress Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey; Copic E13; Hobby Colour Walnut; Prima A10
Quick Quotes Baja Blue chalking ink
white and light blue card stock
Wink of Stella clear

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  1. I love your card, what a cheeky snowman! Your colour combo makes such a lovely change from the traditional snow scene and the stitched cloud dies are now going on my wish list! Now I can see on your blog where you got your colour idea from! ;-)

    1. Thank you Janice, I am not very good with color challenges but this one really appeals to me. I want to make a whole set in these colors!

  2. Super cute snowman and a great scene! Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers!

  3. Great card!! It is very cute and the design is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Good luck!!! Patricia

  4. Oh my goodness this is adorable...I love those die cuts...beautifully designed!! Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Ice/Snow with lots of texture and sparkle"!
    Take care,

  5. I love the dies you have used and super cute snowman. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  6. Adorable card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  7. Great card and those layers are so effective. Cute snowman and design. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Fussy and fancy.
    Cuddles Jay xx