This is my card for this week's Letter I alphabet challenge. The I's in my card are Icy winter Scene and Island Indigo Ink and cardstock. I have been rummaging through my stamps recently ever since I read that Miss Boo is using her older stamp sets (what a great idea!). I bought this Happy Scene set on a garage sale last summer so I thought I would ink this up. I was not sure about stamping the image in the Island Indigo ink, but once I stamped it onto scratch paper, I liked it so I rolled with it. Here in MN it gets cold enough that everything turns blue- including the trees. Ugh! With Cool Carribean ink, I used the edge of a Dreamweaver Picasso Metal Shield to add in a few clouds. Then I used a zig 2-way glue pen to add in the dazzling diamonds on the trees and the ground, but the scene still needed something. Birds did not work so I searched through most of my dies until I found this deer die. We live in the woods so we have a lot of turkey and deer so I liked the idea of using this deer. It is a trio of deer and this is the "baby" of the trio. I sponged creamy carmel ink onto the deer die and glued it into place. This was a very lucky accident because I had not even thought to put the window die on at this point so I am glad I got the deer in a good spot- whew! I took the Island Indigo cs and ran it through a stripes folder to give it the look of wainscotting and paired it with this dsp I found in my stash. We are wanting to redo our family room and I like this color combination enough that we may do this in there now. My husband likes it too because it is blue. Ha! I glued the window die over the scene and it just fell flat. Ugh! So, I set this aside overnight and went to bed a bit frustrated. I woke up the next day and punched a few of these pine branches out and added a twine bow and now I am happier with this card. I am sure this design has been used many times over, but I really did have fun creating and making this icy wintery scene. Thanks for looking today! ~Karen.
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 GMT Views: 770
Paper: Coordinations 110 lb Heavyweight CS; StampinUp Island Indigo; DSP is Open Stock from JoAnn's
Paper Size: A7 Card Base
Ink: StampinUp Island Indigo, Cool Carribean and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Maryann Designs Deer Trio die and Grand Madison Window Die; Marvey Uchida Pine Branch Punch; Darice Stripes EF; Dreamweaver Picasso Metal Shield; SU Scalloped Circle Punch; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Zig 2-way Glue Pen; 3M Foam Tape; Wal Mart Hemp Thread
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Fri, Oct 13, 2017 @ 9:32 AM
I love it, and I especially love that little deer.
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Fri, Oct 13, 2017 @ 6:47 PM
Oh, I love this icy scene, Karen. What a beautiful card. Your inside wall looks awesome, top and bottom. What a view outside your window. I am sure I would turn blue along with everything else if I lived in MN. I just can't take the cold...give me 90 degrees and I'm happy....sometimes, though, it does get a bit too hot and humid here...a lot, really.
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Fri, Oct 13, 2017 @ 8:53 PM
Oh, Karen, this is just wonderful. I can just feel myself sitting inside all cozy and looking out at the great little scene you created. The trees look great in the i.i. and your frosted snowbank and tiny deer-perfection. Your punched branches and twine are a wonderful touch. Wowsers, my friend.