Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Winter Frolic

I know, I know, we are just getting our of the winter doldrums but I always enjoy creating cards for Christmas or an occasion that happens in the winter. I have a couple to show here.


CHCN-Trees
Crafty Creations-Anything Goes

I was playing around with the Tim Holtz dies and I liked the effect of the brilliant night sky using a vibrant blue, lighter blue and a purple for the background. You just take the dye ink and stamp it on something that takes the colour but doesn't absorb it. I use a stainless steel piece my hubby gave me. Once I placed the 3 colours down, I spritzed them with water and place the white cardstock on top. You can dry it and then reapply until you get the effect you want. Once completely dry, I stamped the trees and saying in white and embossed it in winter white sparkle. I added 2 strips of white cardstock on each side. I took a dark blue cardstock cut it to size and painted the edges in a iridescent blue. I added some dots for snow and clear stickles for rain. I live in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada, so we can have snow, rain, wind, sun...all in one day!


Christmas Crafts All Year Round-Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland-Christmas in Snow
Sparkles Christmas-Reindeer

Last month Christmas Crafts had an all white challenge and I missed it by a hair...or is that hare? Who cares:) Anyway, I took a shimmer white cardstock and cranked the cuddlebug with the cardstock, placed in between the image, to get the desired scene. I took a light blue vellum for the edging and, to create the poinsettia, I took pieces of white cardstock and the blue vellum to  create the flower with my die cut and Sizzex machine. I used my punch for the glittery  branches in the back of the poinsettia. I stamped and embossed my reindeer in white glitter, fussycut it out and adhere it to the image as well. I finished it off with border stickers and added glitter to the rooftops for snow.


Alphabet Challenge-Dots
Addicted to Stamps-Use Markers

This is a funky Christmas or Birthday card where I decided to get rid of some cardstock pieces. We all have pieces of these flying around and, if you are like me, you have tons. I wanted to use colours not normally used for Christmas. I ran 3 through the cuddlebug with the dots image to create some dimension. I stamped the polar bear image in black and coloured it in with tombow markers which I love. I love these stamps who have the main image with plants and animals found within the actual stamp like the fox, walrus and penguin in this stamp.

I enjoyed creating these cards and getting back into it which is great. Have a great day!

21 comments:

  1. Polar bear is cool. Hey, maybe Christmas cards in May will help keep you cool.

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  2. Hi, Birgit!

    Let me be the first to wish you a merry Christmas, dear friend, and, while I'm at it, happy New Year! :)

    Yes indeed, I admire that deep shade of blue set against white on the first card as well as the message it bears. Speaking of bears, I love the colorful polar bear card with other creatures represented within the stamp. It's glorious - a very creative use of excess cardstock pieces.

    Thank you for playing show and tell, dear friend BB!

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  3. No, no, no, Birgit, I will not contemplate the C word! Cool cards though, I like the bear best.

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  4. Wow, these are really fancy. Very nice!

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  5. The polar bear is cute interspersed with colors of the rainbow now thats really cool, Birgit. I reckon that card is one for creature lovers bless them and how ingenious. I love the smaller creatures within the polar bear. You should have a quiz sometime, how many creatures can you see on this card?

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  6. Excellent as always. I love the deep blue in the first one.
    Hope your evening is relaxing and pleasant.

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  7. Getting christmas all done early is a win. The funky polar bear is cool indeed.

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  8. Very nice. Might as well create Christmas cards to avoid the rush. The bear in the last one almost looks like the bear from the California flag. Almost.

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  9. The dying process for the first card was interesting. I wonder if that dye would stick to fabric. I found some large white linen napkins that I think would be fun to dye then sew into a top.

    Reading the process for your second card got me wanting to have a cuddlebug, sissex, and whatever else you use. I'd make cards then. Yeah, right. I know me.

    Love the colors you used for the 3rd card. Quite bohemian like.

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  10. It never hurts to start your Christmas cards early. That way you are prepared. I like them all, and the dye ink process is one I've used in the past, too. And of course, now I want a die cutter, too!

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  11. Hi Birgit ... I do hope Tim Holtz dies are dyes?! But count me out for Christmas for a while - I'm happy summer is on its way ... maybe too hot - but easier to get around! Clever though and good for getting ahead with a craft you enjoy - cheers Hilary

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  12. I like the white snow village one; very elegant. Christmas will be here before we know it!

    betty

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  13. Three lovely cards Birgit...fabulous blue background on the first and the embossing on the second is stunning....love them all...hope you enjoy your weekend xxx

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  14. Beautiful white on white card..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. very versatile and cool,cards!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  16. The cards are beautiful. I don't mind the cards in May- as long as I don't have the winter weather in May. :)
    ~Jess

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  17. Lovely looking card with lovely design. Thanks for joining us over at The Winter Wonderland this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  18. Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

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  19. Thank you to everyone for all your lovely comments. I’m glad so many liked my polar bear card and appreciated the Christmas cards even though it is May

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  20. Your reindeer card is beautiful. Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge x

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