Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy Holidays Village

Hello everyone! We are having some beautiful fall weather here in my neighborhood and it's not easy trying to think "winter" in the midst of all this warmth. 

But here's another Christmas card I made and just looking at it makes me feel cold. I decided on a green card base. Next I die cut a white layer with a Spellbinders Detailed Scalloped die. I cut out the  center with Spellbinders 5x7  Matting Basics A die which left me with an open frame. Then I embossed another white layer with Marianne Designables Anja's Flower EF and framed it with the scalloped layer. 

For my focal point, I die cut an oval with Marianne Creatables Small Ovals by Petra, added glitter and popped it onto the framed panel with dimensionals. Next I stamped Poppy Stamps Holiday Village in Versamark on white card stock and then embossed it with gold EP. After this I colored the trees and houses with Copic markers, cut out the image with the co-ordianting Poppy Stamps Holiday Village die and popped in onto the glittered oval. 

The sentiment was computer generated, cut out with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and sponged while still in the die. As the final step, the sentiment banner was adhered to the oval. 

Although it's not entirely visible, the glitter really makes this card sparkle like glistening snow. And we'll be seeing Mother Nature's real life winter beauty in just a few short months.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Word Art Wednesday  - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz  -  Challenge #201 - Anything Goes
Speedy Fox & Friends  -  Challenge #180 - Winter Scene
Marianne Designs Divas  -  Anything Goes


Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful and elegant scene!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Stampsnob said...

Soooo pretty Thanks for joining Speedy fox and Friends

Pat Garvin said...

Beautiful!!! THanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Angie said...

Gorgeous snow scene!!!! Love the pretty banner and frame too!

Angie said...

Ooops! And thanks so much for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

tilly said...

the village scene is beautiful, thanks for joining us as crafty catz

Saints Rule! said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Beautifully done! {[hugs}}
~Lori ~

Anna Jasiolek said...

This is such a pretty and elegant card, love the combination of white and green. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

Tineke said...

Schitterend, wat een mooie kaart!
Bedankt voor het meedoen bij MD Divas.
Groetjes Tineke