Happy Winter, again

I had fun with the latest challenge (taking a previous color challenge and making a holiday card). This time, I chose to use:


And here is my take:

Happy Winter | by karen @ carefree creations

When I was thinking of this season, I really loved this color scheme as it felt very winterish to me.

I don’t have the Thoughtful Branches / Beautiful Branches bundle from Stampin’Up (kicking myself now for not getting it!!). Thankfully, my mom was willing to bring hers when she came to visit for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, she’s took it home with her.

I did a bit of partial die-cutting to create the scene. I cut the tree so that the bottom was still attached to the card stock. I placed the hill die where I wanted it and marked the tree trunk with tape; then I cut from the left up to the tape and again from the right to the tape. I like the look of it all as one piece. I did die-cut a second tree (just the tree) and glued it to the back of the scene for added dimension.

When I glued the scene down to the blue panel, I didn’t glue the branches so that they would feel free to blow in the breeze, as is right.

The sentiment is silver embossed.

To finish it off, I added a bunch of silver balls to the tree.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Thursday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

happy winter
Stamps: Vintage Picnic Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (PTI); Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss (Stampin’Up – SU);
Other: Beautiful Branches die (SU); In the Meadow die (PTI); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); silver ball embellishments (stash); silver embossing powder (Hero Arts);