Friday, November 11, 2016

Mixed Media Christmas- Winter Walk with Snow Crystals

Hi Friends! 

I had a chance to design another Christmas card and decided to use the Artistic Outpost (AO) stamp sets Winter Walk, Sleigh Ride and Grunge Elements along with the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Snow Crystal Dies, ODBD Filigree Frame Dies and ODBD Christmas Collection 2013 6x6 Paper Pad.

I love this vintage Winter Walk image from Artistic Outpost and decided to play around with the Cracked Glass Technique :-) 

I am linking this card to the Merry Monday #221 Winter Activity Challenge ( a fun winter walk with her dog :-)) along with the Cuttlebug  Mania 11/01/16 Tic Tac Toe Challenge (Embossing, Animal, Ribbon). 

If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the other two challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- great inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Trim two patterned pieces of paper from the ODBD Christmas Collection 2013 6x6 Paper Pad, mount onto espresso cardstock, add the taffeta ribbon and adhere to the cherry card base.

Ink the AO Grunge Elements corner splatter image with vintage photo distress ink and stamp around the edge of the taupe background panel.

Ink the AO Winter Walk stamp image with hickory smoke distress ink, stamp onto white cardstock, color the image with water based markers and stamp again over the same panel, re-applying color as needed to build up the scene.

Trim the colored panel, de-static with an embossing static tool, apply embossing ink and glossy glaze embossing powder, heat set and continue to build two more layers of the embossing powder.

Once the embossing has cooled, place the panel in the freezer for a few minutes, remove and gently crack the paper.

Apply vintage photo distress ink over the cracked panel, wipe off the excess and mount onto espresso cardstock.

Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set with cherry ink onto white cardstock, trim and mount onto espresso cardstock (creating banner points in both by hand), add a bit of distressing with the large splatter stamp from AO Grunge Elements and hickory smoke distress ink, age the paper with antique linen distress ink and mount at the very bottom of the cracked glass panel.

Die cut and emboss a piece of espresso cardstock with the largest die from the ODBD Filigree FramesDies, mount the AO Winter Walk cracked glass focal image onto the die cut frame (I did have to split the die cut frame at the bottom so I could spread out the frame a bit to allow the bottom scroll portion to show – so now you know :-)) and mount the panel onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Die cut and emboss the snowflakes from white and cherry cardstock with the ODBD Snow Crystals  Dies, apply antique linen distress ink to age the white cardstock and mount onto the card front.

To finish off the card, add a bit of shimmer to the snowflakes with a clear glitter pen and adhere pearls to the snowflake centers as well as the corners of the card.

I think the Cracked Glass Technique works well with this image, what do you think?

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs to all of you!


LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Julie! Just the thing to get me in the holiday spirit!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is exquisite! Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

Colleen said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for all the details, I love this scene with the girl walking her dog and all your added embellishments just bring this to life! Thank you f9r jo9ining us at Merry Monday this week! said...

This is stunning! Love the rich deep colours. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Julie, lovey it

Swissie said...

This is great! I love the colours and the die cut snowflakes.
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie DT

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