Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CCCB #289 - The Snow Queen

Hello friends.  For this final week of my being the Special Guest Star over at  City Crafters Challenge Blog, the theme is "The Snow Queen".  I took my inspiration quite literally from the photo and came up with this scene featuring snowy/iced trees.  I could have taken my inspiration from right outside my window this weekend, as this was exactly how it looked in my neck of the woods...I believe Winter has arrived in West Michigan!  Take a look:

I'm not a real outside snow person, but I can appreciate the beauty of it from inside my nice warm house!  I started my card by using an oldie but a goodie, SU!'s Lovely As A Tree, and embossing it on my card panel with white embossing powder.  Next I masked off the top and bottom of my card panel and a 3/4" circle for my moon, and then blended with distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, & Faded Jeans). After removing my masks I used a PTI die (Wonderful Words: Holiday Die Collection) and taped it lightly over a portion of the inked background and then die cut it.  With just plain white card stock I die cut the word 5 more times and glued them all together, using the first one I die cut from my panel to put on the top.  I love the two toned dimension this gives a card!  Easy to do...just takes a little time to glue all the layers together! After stamping "ON EARTH" below the die cut, I mounted this panel to a white card base, and then even finished the inside of the card!!  (It's getting to be that time of year where I really need to finish the insides, so I'm not frantically trying to do the insides of 100 plus cards at the last minute!!  Anybody else out there do that, or am I the only procrastinator???)

If you'd like to play along with this challenge, you can find all the info you need and great inspiration right HERE.

I'd like to take a moment and thank Kirsty and her lovely and talented design team, for inviting me to tag along this month over at the City Crafters Challenge Blog.  It has been a delight to work with all of them this past month, and I thank you for this wonderful opportunity from the bottom of my heart!! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)


  1. Hi Marcia! Your card is so beautiful and really depicts peace ... If only we could have peace on earth...sigh
    It's been wonderful having you with us... Thanks so much!

  2. Another stunning card, Marcia! All your cards are always stunning!! This one is just beautiful with the "hidden" message. I always love these kinds of cards and I'm always afraid to make that cut with the die but it's always good in the end. Love it!

  3. I love every card you've created for the challenge Marcia, this one is especially beautiful. Thanks for being our special guest star this November, you are easy to work with and such a pleasure for all of us!
    You gotta show us some snowy picture in the woods, I haven't seen snow for years since I moved to the west coast!

  4. Marcia it has been a privilege and a joy to have you with us at the team. I am blown away by your take on the challenge. The masking technique, heat embossing and gorgeous layered sentiment in two tones. A true jaw dropper! I will follow you; I am a big fan of your cards :)

  5. How fabulous that die cut sentiment looks blended with the beautiful winter scene. And yes, I much prefer making my Christmas cards to writing in them and addressing the envelopes.! You have been such a wonderful Guest at City Crafter - thank you.

  6. Beautifully done with the die-cuts in combination of your stamps.
    Perfect card!!


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