Aug 20, 2016

A winter's day . . .

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Darlene with you today!
With all the HOT weather we've been having, 
I've decided to  'cool it off' a bit with a snowy scene!
I hope you like it!

The dies I have used on today's creation are:

This is NOT what I originally had in mind for my design today!  But, when I die cut the MB Snowflake Oval Frame, TWO pieces of my 5x8 white card stock  were stuck together so I ended up cutting out TWO frames and a few of the intricate snowflakes torn off the one frame before I realized what was going on ... DUH!

With that being said, I knew I would be wasting the panel with a few little missing snowflakes and decided to layer one panel on top of the other for added dimension and less waste!  (I'm getting so fickle in my old age, lol.)   The birds were die cut twice ... once in white and once in red card stock.  The branch on the white panel was colored using my Spectrum Noir alcohol marker (TN7) and the red birds were fussy cut & glued onto the white panel.

I cut off the bottom portion of the die cut and just used the snowflake portion.
A few small pieces of 3M dimensional tape and we're ready to go.

Once my focus panel was created, the 'scene' just started coming together.  
Once completed, touches of Diamond Stickles was added for sparkle.

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  1. Such a delightful winter's night scene, Darlene, with the magical feel of the season -- full of peace and wonder! Beautiful!

  2. I think it was a 'happy accident' Love the layered look! Your snowflakes the lane.....and your Red Cardinals pull at my heart strings! This is a beauty of the season--to come!

  3. Love your Christmas card Darlene, and a brilliant result for your happy accident! You have created a beautiful, wintry scene, with the birds and the snowflake corner adding such beautiful detail,mit's stunning!

  4. It's beautiful, isn't it nice when those mistakes turn into something just wonderful, great layout of the scene, love the snowflake corners!

  5. I like the addition of the green and red on the card. Beautiful.

  6. Beautiful card. So glad your 'mistake' didn't go to waste.
    I love it. X

  7. Love, love these dies. Must make a note of the creative and clever idea of cutting the dies. Mistakes are the best. Fabulous winter scene. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Oh Darlene, this is absolutely gorgeous! Don't you just love when happy mistakes happen? I hate to throw anything away either... ;0) I'm so glad you stuck through with this gorgeous piece!!

  9. OMG Darlene!! this is so cute! I love the details on this card.


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