Monday, September 16, 2013

Sled card by Joan

Have you ever changed your mind on a card, one, two, three or even four times?
Well that is what I did on this card.  First I had white trees, then green trees, then green and white trees and then these trees.
The first three just didn't get it, but I really like how these trees turned out.  I used green card stock, went over the branches with a Signo Broad White pen and then color the entire tree with Picket Fence Distress Ink. (It is great stuff)
Have you ever used a Liquid Applique Pen?  How fun it is.  It poofs up when heated with a heat gun and gives the appearance of fur, snow or where ever you want to have some dimension.  I used it as the snow drifts and fur on the boy's hat and collar.  You must let it dry before touching it, or it "deflates".
The Belleek Inspired Technique was used for the snow background.  You can read how I did it here!  I like how the dark blue background makes the snow pop!  Dimensionals made everything stand out and not lay flat.   The sled die was cut 3 times for the different colors and appliqued.
Things I used for this card:
Sled Die - DIE108-F - Impression Obsession
Snow - EF6-Snow - Crafters Companion
Petite Dots Embossing Folder - EF6 Dot
My House Stamp - COL 1340 - Marianne
Potting Soil In - Wendy Vecchi
Deer - DIE080-N - Impression Obsession
Liquid Applique
Stormy Sky Distressed Ink Pad
Tea Dye Distressed Ink Pad
Picket Fence Distressed Ink
Twelve Days of Christmas -(plaid hat and scarf) Graphic 45
Trees -CC039 -  Cottage Cutz
Best Ever Glue and Glue Glider
Signo Broad White Pen


Darlene said...

OH YES! I've done that more times then I'd like to admit! And, YOUR end result is FABULOUS! Love how the trees turned out ... looks so real (and cold).
LOVE Liquid Applique (and it comes in a few other colors too ... red, brown, black) The brown is fun for hot cocoa! And I've used the white on Santa's suit ... what fun!
LOVE this little scene ... thanks for fun, wintertime inspiration! OH DEAR ... it's going to be snowing before we know it! Uuugh! LOL!
Have a great day!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

very cute card, Joan!

Diane said...

Super cute the sled and the little boy on cute...the trees turned out much to look wintery and fun!! Lots of great products used here!!

ionabunny said...

Working on something at the moment and being wasteful. Oh I am sure things will come in handy for another project but they don't seem to be coming together for this one. Love your card though. Such a cute scene. I am sure I will get something I like......

Sharman said...

Awesomeness...... Great job on the card Joan. A lot of work but well worth it....

Nancy Hill said...

Very beautiful card. Love what you did with the boy and sled and love the baby bunny next to him.

Cathy Willett said...

Great card. Love the tree's. You're cards are always perfect, no matter how many times you redo them!

Mihaela said...

Beautiful winter card, Joan, well done!!!

Anonymous said...

This card turned out wonderfully, just love it.
Regards, Annie B.