Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MC Sept/16 - CAS Alcohol Sky Birch Tree Scene - Have Yourself A Merry

The sky is the cut off piece of the previous sky card I uploaded a couple days ago - it was sitting on my desk and I figured I might as well use it... So I created another birch tree background to die cut.

I created the alcohol snowy background on a glossy type paper using and felt tool and inking the felt with a good sized dot each of "Denim", "Stream", "Sailboat Blue" and some blending solution, pouncing and twisting my felt tool to avoid repeat patterns. I then added a bit more blending solution and created a few streaks across the sky.

To create the snowy effect, applied a clean felt to my tool and added MINISCULE dots of blending solution (about 4) and gently pounced here and there. NOTE: the less blending solution on your felt, the smaller the snowflakes...)

To accent some of the snowflakes I applied a bit of blending solution on my craft sheet and used a fine tipped paint brush, picking up some of the solution and adding to the snowflake dots here and there. 

The birch trees: Applied "Teakwood", "Pitch Black" alcohol ink and some blending solution to my felt applicator and pounced. Then die cut using Sizzix Thinlits "Birch Tree" die.

Adhered both elements to my side folded white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h)

Stamped the little bird (Inkadinkado "Winter Birds") using Distress ink "Fired Brick" and fussy cut around it, adhered to branch.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas..." 3pce set) using Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock and clear embossed, then just cut a wavy line along the top and bottom.

On the inside, stamped the bird, again with Distress pads and clear embossed. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "Christmas Is The Day..." 9pce set) with the black and clear embossed.

Click on any card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Scribbles Designs  #45  woodland creatures
Incy Wincy Designs  things that fly
Dar And Diane  inspir images of trees

Craft Your Passions  #330
Love To Scrap Challenge  #86
Deep Ocean Challenge  #138
TTCRD  #20 -26


Leslie Miller said...

Another WOW, Yogi! I love the bird inside, too. I have that set and thought I might use it some this year. I can hope. Too many stamps!

Diane said...

Beautiful card Yogi and a beautiful technique as well! Thank you for joining our 'trees' challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Darlene said...

WOW I just love this scene Yogi! I could actually feel a 'chill in the air' with that beautiful background behind the trees! LOVE the cardinal in there too ... great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TREES’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Angela B. said...

Your creations look amazing! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Happy crafting,
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Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our Woodland Creatures challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow. What beautiful artwork. Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

I'm back again for Incy Wincy challenges too. Hugs
Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

I'm back again for Incy Wincy challenges too. Hugs
Catherine x DT

Kathy Krug said...

Love the birch trees against the background.Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Double D Challenge Blog. Hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is gorgeous. Love your color choices and great layout.
Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Leslie said...

So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes" challenge!
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