Wednesday, December 06, 2017

More Green and Blue

Hi everyone.  I do love this colour combo.  Made a quick card using a new-to-me tree die that I just got from AliExpress.  Had a piece of smooshed blue and green watercoloured paper in my stash.  Die-cut the trees and then added a bit of "snow".  I globbed it on too thick and it covered up a lot of the colour, so I picked some of it off before it was dry.  Then took an emery board to sand down the rest.  Was left with just a thin "dusting of snow", which I like much better.  For the background, used a falling snow stencil and more of the Glitter Snow paste that I used on the trees.  The glitter is very subtle, but I do love the dimension that the paste adds to the background.  Tore a snow hill and stamped a sentiment.  Tried to match the colour of the trees with my sentiment and think it worked out pretty well.  Stamped it first with turquoise and then green on top.

Here's a close-up ...

Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps:  Retired --- Snowman Sayings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Hot press Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb.)
Ink:  Watercolour sprays in Turquoise, Green, and Lime Green (Dick Blick): Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn)
Accessories & Tools:  Tree die (AliExpress), Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp), Glitter Snow Paste (Aleene's)

24 comments:

MaryH said...

Beautiful, and the snow effect is perfect. Love this die, and how well it is displayed with the falling snow background. Looks to me like your sentiment color matches just great! TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

Forgot to ask ...is the frost glitter snow paste, the Bo-Bunny product that looks blue in the bottle? Worked terrific for your snow.

Susan said...

Love this card! The Frost Glitter Snow paste is fabulous. And great idea to stamp the sentiment with two colours to get the blend you wanted.

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Loll. I love the colors and the texture of the snow. Your sentiment matches perfectly with the trees. Enjoy your day!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the snow background and the colour of the pretty trees
Hugs Kaz xx

Ina Grehan said...

I can imagine how gorgeous this card is IRL with that snow. Love the result you got with the trees and the snowflakes in the background. Another beautiful cas card Loll.

Bobby said...

Those trees really shine in a snowstorm, Loll. I love their mottled color and you matched it well with the sentiment.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Did you get converted to b & g! I LOVE IT 😆 the colors are so gorgeous against the white!

Nancy Stislow said...

Love the tree die and the beautiful color of your smooshed piece. Great save on removing the snow! I may have to check out Aliexpress more often! Beautifully designed!

Loll said...

Hi Mary. The Glitter Snow paste is made by Aleene's. I've added the info above. Thanks for asking.

Diane said...

What lovely embossing and trees Loll.

Hugs Diane

nancy littrell said...

Love your tree die cut smooshed trees with your snowflake background. Such a pretty Christmas card my friend. TFS and Happy Holidays. Hug

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this color combo too, Loll! This card showcases that tree die so well. :-) The stenciled snow falls are beautiful, and I love the edge of the torn snow hill. Matching the color of the sentiment by stamping it twice is a great idea too. Hideko xx

Barb Ghig said...

Your trees are so pretty, Loll! I love the colors and how you added a dusting of snow...so clever and effective! Love how you matched your sentiment, too...such a beautiful card!

Linda said...

Those trees look so pretty in the snow, the colours really pop against the white xx

Jeanne said...

Loll, this is a beautiful card! I think your trees are simply beautiful and the addition of the glittery snow just adds to the beauty. Thanks for sharing about Aleene's glitter snow. Never saw it or paid attention if I did. So reasonable and it looks terrific. A wonderful wintery card! :)

Bunny said...

Beautiful. Love those colors and the glitter snow. [Bunny]

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty scene, Loll! Love that dusting of snow!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous scene, I love the trees, so pretty :)

Anita in France said...

Just so pretty, Loll ... yummy snowfall ... and fabulous trees with their delicate dusting of snow! Hugs, Anita :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

At AE, this die did not make a big impression on me, but after what you conjured up from it, I think it's unique! As you can see, even uninteresting die in the hand sorceress can create an amazing project. Thank you for the inspiration, Loll!
Hugs,
BożenA xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely love what you did with this tree die! This wintry card is simply wonderful!

Mac Mable said...

Loving the texture of the snow and such a pretty colour combination on the trees. Also love how you've done the sentiment with the two colours x

Pat said...

These blue green trees work beautifully against the white snow Loll, and I love the textural snow falling and the bit of snow below the trees and the lower case sentiment completes the clean and uncluttered look. x