Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Wonderland

I have a new Marianne Design "Chapel" die from Joan's Gardens that I used for today's card.  It is the perfect size to create a scene with.  I die cut it using white card stock then used a piece of multi-colored design paper from the older Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" paper pad for color behind the windows. 

To start the card, I created a 6"x6" frame by using the Martha Stewart "Double Arches" corner/border punches.  After it was punched, it was attached to a 5.5" square card.  A piece of matching green card stock was cut to fit in the center of the punched frame so I could emboss the background.  This piece of card stock is approximately 3.75" square.  I love the new Sizzix "Snow Flurries #2" embossing folder to create a snowy background, so that is the embossed design behind the chapel.  

Two pieces of card stock were torn and glued together to create the snow banks below the church so it look "grounded".  The smallest deer from the Memory Box "Deer Trio" was added with a piece of dimensional tape.  Up in the left hand corner, I added the largest Memory Box "Star of Wonder", also attached with dimensional tape.  Tim Holtz "Distress Stickles Dry Glitter"  Clear Rock Candy was added for sparkle on all the white pieces and over the windows. 

I worked on this card and thought it was finished, but didn't post it right way.  When I came back to it,  I keep feeling like the scene was missing something.  I decided to add the Marianne Design "Christmas Tree".  It was too large for this card so I cut  a large portion off the bottom and tucked it behind the chapel.  Which one do you like better.?  I think I like the addition of the tree.  I love working with dies because it is so easy to "dress up", or add other pieces, to a card with an additional die cut.  

How are you coming with your Christmas cards?  I still have a lot more I need to create.  I also need to make a lot more Christmas Tags.  Have you created some new tags you can add to our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens this week? There will only be a few more challenges for you to enter before a winner will be selected for the $100 Gift Certificate to Joan's Gardens.  The winners are randomly selected and you have an equal chance to win each week.  Hope you will create a tag and enter our challenge this week over at Joan's Gardens.

All the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
Marianne Design "Christmas Tree" (CR1224)
Marianne Design "Chapel" (LR0254)
Memory Box "Deer Trio" (98166)
Memory Box "Star of Wonder" (98167)
Sizzix "Snowflake Flurries #2" embossing folder (658197)
Ranger "Distress Stickles Dry Glitter" Clear Rock Candy
Martha Stewart "Double Arches" Corner/Border punch set
Dimensional Tape



Mihaela said...

Awesome card, Selma! Love that frame!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, your card is gorgeouos. I love that chaple die. I also like it with the tree best as I think it gives it more interest. Great Job!

Sparkly Engineer said...

This truly captures the spirit of Christmas.

Patti J said...

That's so beautiful, Selma! And I'm happy that you created with that particular die. I've been wondering what the size was! Thanks for always inspiring me! Hugs...

Sheila - Ginger said...

The tree finishes your card off perfectly it!

Love Sheila xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

The tree finishes your card off perfectly it!

Love Sheila xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Ooops it's so good I said it twice!! Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Rita said...

What a beautiful card Selma, the addition of the tree just gives it another dimension. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Antonella said...

Such a beautiful card! You always come up with the most wonderful designs!
Hugs, antonella :-)

jasann said...

Just love both of them, but the one with the tree seems more "finished". always enjoy your work

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Kathy said...

I love this, Selma, it's so adorable! I love chapel images and dies! Blessings! Kathy

redwasher1 said...

Wow, what a gorgeous scene you created!!

Anonymous said...

The tree is PERFECT!


Memaw said...


This card is so cute love all the little touches that just make a card.
Awesome as always. Happy Holidays

Anonymous said...

Hi, You do such beautiful, creative work, and I thank you for sharing them with us. My choice would be with the tree attached, card #2. Laurie Snelson


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