Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Today I have a fun snow scene using a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The idea started by creating a cute snowman using Susan's CountryScapes Build A Snowman die set and the A Way With Words - Let It Snow die, and lots of glitter.
This is a 6x6 inch card. A frame was created by cutting a 6 inch piece of white card stock and lining the edges with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. The Els van de Burget Studio new, largest, Postage Stamp Square was used to die cut a window on this 6 inch square. The Adhesive was pulled off and Sky Silk Microfine Glitter was used to color the edges.
The A Way With Words - Let it Snow was die cut with adhesive on top of the card stock and also glittered with the Sky Silk Microfine Glitter.
A piece of white card stock 6 x 3, covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive, was covered with a mixture of Silk Microfine Glitters to represent a "stormy" sky. Colors of glitter used are: Faded Denim, Silver, and Warm Diamond. A little of each color was poured into a small jar and mixed until I felt the color was right for the sky. This piece was attached to the top of the card.
A 6x6 inch piece of white card stock was used for the next layer up. Susan's CountryScapes Cloud die was taped at an angle to represent clouds, and die cut. This piece was attached over the glittered sky -- not much of the gray glittered sky shows, but it helps bring out the clouds.
It is hard to see in the picture, but Susan's CountryScapes Cloud die was also used to die cut several more cloud pieces, which represent snow banks. These are layered at the bottom of the card and behind the trees. Also Karen Burniston's Outdoor Edges die set was used to die cut snow banks higher up, behind the snowman, and to create a "land" background under the clouds.
The Els van de Burgt Studio 5 Part Pine die set was used to die cut two sets of trees. These were die cut with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on one side so I could use Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on them.
Susan's CountryScapes Build a Snowman die set was used to die cut the three snowman pieces, the scarf, buttons, arms, and nose. Instead of creating the traditional snowman, I created one looking up - happy to see the snow flakes so he can sell more snowball.
Susan's CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence die set was used to die cut one fence. It is painted a light gray.
The CountryScapes Woods 1 die set was used to die cut the bird house. The CountryScapes Woods 2 die set was used to die cut the two tiny birds.
The Snowballs 4 Sale sign was cut out with scissors and lettered with a thin line black marker. To create the bucket of snowballs, I used the flower pot die from the CountryScapes Backyard 1 die set and covered the top portion of it with snowballs, created by using a paper punch. A dimensional white embellishment was used to create the snow.
It is always very fun to sit and create a scene using die cuts. Your imagination will be very creative!
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