Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

 Hello again, hope you are cozy and warm. We 've had lots of rainy dreary days and now some cold, but I really cannot remember a winter until now where I've had trouble with the lighting like my UK and Euro friends so often do. I'm having a devil of a time getting my colors true in my photos. So far, just subtle differences, and since this is my hobby and not my job, I'll live. But it is annoying (like when you know your card base is cream but it photos white and vice versa), so for all who endure this, I feel your pain! 😞
I just love this pre-colored Holy Night digital image from The Paper Shelter. (I printed 2 of them so you will see it again.) And the colors match so well with these very old Making Memories 12x12 foiled papers I had in my stash. I was also able to color mats that matched as well using a Petrol Blue Promarker: the card base mat, a mat for the wide horizontal paper strip, the mat for the image, as well as the 3 snowflakes mats and the fussy cut sentiment strip.
  
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design and followed it faithfully.
Since I used 2 Making Memories paper patterns and you can only really see one of the patterns on the card, I'm also showing you what the other paper looks like. That way you will hopefully be able to understand what I describe next...
The Altenew sentiment was stamped in Versamark and then heat-embossed with Ranger Enamelware powder. The 3 square mat were cut with a Sizzix nested squares die and the snowflakes were cut from shimmering card using an Elizabeth Craft die. I lucked out being able to place the matted image on the wide MM paper strip so that the foiled strip edges peek out from underneath the image on each side to create a border AND also have one of the stripes be in the center of the Snowflake squares. Gotta love that, especially since I discovered this after matting the image - almost a perfect fit! Hopefully, seeing what the striped paper looks like aids my description. 😬
Inisde, a Stamplorations sentiment stamped Versafine Clair Warm Breeze ink. I filled in the "Christmas" with a red Sharpie.
On back, more of the MM papers with a colored and circle-punched Technique Tuesday stamped siggie.
  

Some close-ups to show the foiled shine and details...
And a final view. Love how this one turned out and I think the foiled papers and image give off a vintage vibe, hope I have done this gorgeous image justice! Until next time, keep on craftin' and stay well! xoxo
MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
Revisit a 2021 Challenge: #47, #49, #50, #52, and #53

23 comments:

Lia said...

A gorgeous card with a lovely image!!
Lia DT PoE

crafty-stamper said...

Love the gorgeous image Aimeslee and your beautiful foiled papers.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Lighting is a definite pain I take pics in about 6 different places to get a good one and so annoying when colours don't show true-wishing you a Merry Christmas and hopefully a happier New Year
Carol x

Jackie C said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous make! Love the coordinated colors of the papers with the digi. Thanks for joining us over at the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge.

Cindy C. said...

Beautifully colored image!! Thanks for playing along with us this December at Die Cut Divas.

Darlene said...

What a beautiful creation my friend! Lovely image that you've showcased perfectly! Merry Christmas and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Darlene
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P.S. Thanks for also joining us at our new PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

brenda said...

Just read your lovely comment Aimeslee, yes Lincolnshire is one of the adjoining Counties and our Fenland where we live stretches their boundary so they also have lots of flat landscapes, strange to some with no hills but beautiful to us. On a clear day we can see Ely Cathedral ten miles away!

I don't know anyone by those names I'm afraid and none came up when eldest daughter and I were doing our family trees, I can see that's an interest of yours as well.

Don't see a followers option on your blog so if I'm not by again before, stay safe and well and have a lovely Christmas.

B x

Jean said...

Beautiful card with beautiful papers . Great job Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
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Arlene said...

Quite the beauty. You made that sketch your own and the card is so lovely. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas challenge

Glenda said...

This is quite beautiful! I love all the elements and the colors you chose to work with. Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!

Kristine said...

Beautiful and peaceful, love it! Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ and many happy Crafting adventures in the year ahead πŸ₯°

Suze said...

Lovely card Aimeslee. The stripes worked well to connect the snowflake squares. Thank you for entering the Any Christmas Card Goes Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Absolutely beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Claudia Rogier said...

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Great card Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz
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Claudia

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Vesna M. said...

Beautiful winter card. Love the image and pattern paper. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. DT Vesna

Catie Cuddles said...

So much to enjoy about this card.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge blog.
Merry Christmas πŸŽ… πŸŽ„ ❤
Catherine x DT

Chana Malkah said...

Lovely card and a very sweet image! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. Wonderful image and design. So glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Galz.

Chana Malkah said...

Congratulations! You have been chosen as a RISING STAR A Place To Start! Thanks for playing along with us, please stop by our blog and grab your badge!
The Design Team
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samanthadesigns said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining Craftyhazelnut's December Patterned Paper Challenge.

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful, inside and out! So glad you joined us for our Challenge at Christmas with the Cuties!

JulieP said...

Gorgeous! front, back and inside. Thanks so much for playing with us at the HLS Christmas challenge blog!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx