Saturday, October 17, 2020

Dashing Through The Snow

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog on this Fall Saturday. 

We had our first frost last night. It took out our Zinnias. My hubby covered our tomato plants because we still have about 50 or so on there. He also covered the Dahlia plants. They love the cooler temps and are producing quite a bit of deep red flowers. They make for an excellent cut flower and  I love bringing them indoors to display.  

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I created a slimline design card using a couple of the new Christmas dies. We all look for card ideas that we can put together quickly and reproduce multiples of at Christmas. I thought this one would be easy to do just that.

I started off by selecting the designer paper I was going to use for my background. I wanted something snowy and I had several papers in my collection to choose from. I thought this dark blue one would work great for a nighttime scene. It's a paper from BoBunny and part of the Fa La La collection.  Now you could create your own snowy background but if your looking to make multiples quickly a designer paper is the way to go.

White Card Base: 9 1/4" x 4"
Designer Paper Layer: 9" x 3 3/4" 
I decided to cut the images and the sentiment from white cardstock because it would make a nice contrast against the dark blue background. I also cut 2 snow slopes from white cardstock. 
I attached the snow slopes to the designer paper with double sided tape. I let them overlap a bit because that's where I intended to place the one leg of the horse.
I used a combination of Ranger multi medium matte and mini glue dots to attach the images to the designer paper. I like the Ranger glue because it dries clear and makes a secure bond. 
Next, I attached the sentiment. I decided to cut another set to make it really pop against the blue background. I used just the Ranger multi medium matte.
To finish off my card I attached the image panel to the white card base. I added some glitter to both ends of the snow slopes for a bit of an icy look. I am not sure why I did that or even if I liked it once it was done, but it's there now. All in all I am pleased with the way the card turned out.

And, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......God bless.

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  CHNC challenge #512 is anything goes. 
2Alphabet Challenge is "N" for navy blue.
3.  2 Crafty Critter Crazies has an anything goes with a critter. 
4.  A Bit More Time to Craft has an anything goes. 
5 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge is anything goes w/optional twist of Christmas. 



  1. Such an effective scene - just navy blue and effective. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous die-cut focused card! I LOVE THIS! It's the perfect winter scene! Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge - "N" is for Navy!
    Rachelle DT : )

  3. This is a gorgeous scene, perfect in blue and white. Thanks so much for sharing them with us over at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  4. Mary, this is a perfect card for Christmas and a nice winter day. Love the feel of it. So very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Stay warm!

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and 2 Crafty Critter crazies. Hope to see you again next time.



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