Dec 25, 2016


Hello Dies R Us Friends and Merry Christmas!
Darlene with you today sharing a wintry card that reminds us all to BELIEVE
In today's scene I'm thinking the two deer in the center are is awe of the majestic buck prancing around in front of them (the one with the red nose ... hmmm wonder what his name is) and do they dare to BELIEVE they could be as majestic one day.  Or maybe even fly through the skies pulling a Christmas sleigh like Santa's reindeer.

 The dies I've used today are . . .

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Winter Wonderland Card Panel

Impression Obsession - Dies - Merry Christmas Flourish

 Frantic Stamper 'Reindeer Duo' #DIE09083
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I must confess I had some pieces and parts laying on my work table that I used to create today's card. Here's a few points of interest on creating today's card:
 As you can see, once I die cut the Winter Woodland Panel, there were several OPEN areas.  I wanted to use a royal blue foil paper for the sky and just white card stock for the snowy ground.  To accomplish this, I laid my Winter Woodland Panel on a sheet of the foil paper and used the tip of my tweezers to lightly score the horizon line then cut it out with my swivel craft knife.  Then, glued the panel to the foil panel creating my sky.
 Since I was going to mat the entire panel, I need to fill in my 'open ground' areas with white card stock to mimic snow.  So, I simply glued on a scrap panel of white card stock and cut off the excess around the edges.

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  1. A stunning card Darlene, a beautiful, wintry scene. Thank you for the tips and inspiration!

  2. Love the blue foil background on your card against the white deer and scenery. This card is very calming on what can be a very stressful day for some.

  3. I love your flying deer scene, and so neat that Rudolph had time to stop by :) I love that foil for the background gives it such rich deep blue night sky, Gorgeous way to combine the dies!

  4. Wow Darlene, This is gorgeous!!! The royal blue background is amazing and I love your sweet winter scene. Those deer truly are majestic and beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  5. This is stunning! That metallic blue is gorgeous and makes all of your beautiful white dies POP! Rudolph is spectacular! I love this wintry scene!

  6. gorgeous! great job with the layers!



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