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Monday, January 22, 2018

Merry Monday #274 - SNOW!!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... Yes, it's Merry Monday time again and Nina hosts Challenge 274 this week. She asks for snow on your Christmas card - very appropriate for this time of year in Minnesota!! Especially with the snow storm on its way to us later in the day - we might get a foot of the white stuff!!

Photo Source

I just love the wintery cabin in the photo and that lead me to a new-to-me snowglobe die. Here's what I came up with:


Supplies: Paper - DCWV Ms Sparkle shimmer neutrals A2 card; Tim Holtz Metallic kraft;
Lawn Fawn Bokeh in the Snow; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Paper Studio brown;
scraps for banner and deer by unk
Dies - Impression Obsession DIE472-R Deer Snowglobe; Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence;
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 13 (label) & 21 (pierced rectangle) retired
Hero Arts DI199 Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
Stamps - Hero Arts CM122 Mini Christmas (sentiment)
Other - Hero Arts Red Royal ink; Tim Holtz Snow Flurries embossing folder

My "snow" is in the paper behind the snowglobe and the embossed snowflake background. I'm one of those lazy people who don't inlay intricate dies - just backed it by die cutting a circle of the bokeh paper. I cut a second snowglobe covering just the deer portion with the brown textured paper, then a third white one, then just the base portion in gold foil. Layered them up and tried the completed snowglobe on the embossed snowflake piece - too much white. Decided to put a brown label behind and liked it so l used a brown card to pull the three browns together. Tinkered with several sizes and styles of label but ended up using a small fishtail one. The small size of the label lead me to a Hero Arts clear stamp set with loads of mini images and sentiments - so cute; I really should use it more often!

Please visit Merry Monday for all the challenge details, beautiful inspiration from the Design Team, and the link to add your creation. Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!

18 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful elegant design Linda! Love the snow globe and the layers!!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Linda, a perfect combination! Love how the black ornate frame shows off the serene scene and the beautiful snowflakes!

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully intricate layered card Linda. Its a work of art. Gorgeous.

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful Linda. Love the snow globe with the bokeh background paper and the pretty die cut compliments it so well.

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda,
What a great Masculine card and wonderful take on this weeks challenge. Have a great week.

Rosemary said...

love how you brought the idea of snow into your card through the patterned paper and the embossing, linda! wonderfully designed card!!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful Linda. The whole design is stunning

Jacqueline said...

Wow Linda, now I have a cuttlebug I can see all the diecuts and embossing you did - such a beautiful card, love your snowglobe, very inspiring!

Jean said...

A fantastic combination of elements, color, texture, ... And perfect for the theme!

Linda said...

Beautiful snow globe card, Linda. Love that embossed background. Have a great week.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful snowy woodland scene

Greta said...

Beautiful dies & great card, Linda! Great idea to use the textured paper for the deer!

Marcia HIll said...

Ooooooh Linda...what a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE every little detail in this gorgeous winter scene you created!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

AlisonC said...

Very stylish. :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful snowglobe, Linda! I love the woodland scene, the pretty tag and the embossed background! Wow!

JD/ Jill said...

So beautifully done! I really like your design. (You're reminding that I have a dear stamp and die that I have YET to even USE! You have inspired me to get it out...

Susan Joyce said...

Love the gorgeous snow globe die cut Linda, such an elegant Christmas card.

Karen L K said...

That is such a nice looking card! I really like the color choices and the little scene in the snow globe and the background!