Hello CutCardStock fans! Do you dream of a white Christmas? I live in the Carolinas so snow for Christmas is highly unlikely but I was born and raised in the upper Midwest and know what I’m missing – the good, bad and ugly of snow!
My project today highlights what I envision is the peace and happiness a soft white layer of snow can offer along with a welcoming door where friends, family or others we know and love will greet us. This year, more than ever, being among those we love the most is a real challenge. The door set in a snowy scene is my tribute to all those I love and the fact that I know they are just waiting behind a door that will soon fling wide open and envelope me in love and fellowship. I feel confident that most of us are anxiously waiting for that time to come.
I am not an artist so I need a little help to be artsy! I started this mini watercolor with a stamp from Art Impression aptly named Wooden Door. I stamped it using Zig Clear Color pens and then used a brush and water to drag the colors from the stamp impression into the image. For some areas, I mixed marker ink and water on a mat with my brush and painted with it. When it was completed and dry, I used a white glaze Gelly Roll pen to add additional snow dots. I love using the glaze pen for this because they dry slightly dimensional and with a very shiny surface. I added prisma glitter with clear drying glue above the door and on the tree, wood and threshhold. Once all of that was dry, I cut it out using a 3 1/8″ nested torn edge circle die from Crafter’s Companion.
I prepped all the other pieces for the card while I waited for the watercolor panel to completely dry. I cut an A2 sized panel in CutCardStock Silver Foil cardstock with a Lawn Fawn die. From Stardream Metallic Saphire, I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel out with snow holes from an Avery Elle die called Let It Snow. I backed that with a piece of Pop Tone Sweet Tooth white cardstock so that the white appears as snow through the holes cut into the blue cardstock. I also cut a slightly larger circle from the die set and a mat for the sentiment out of Stardream Metallic Lagoon. Before assembling the card, I stamped and heat embossed a silver sentiment on more Pop Tones Sweet Tooth cardstock that reads, “From our home to yours.” Then I glued the sentiment on to the mat.
I thought the saphire panel needed a greater snow effect so I sprayed it with white Dylusions Shimmer Spray. It really added the snowy texture I had envisioned for this card. Stardream Metallic cardstock has a beautiful finish from mica crystal particles on both sides. Though it’s called metallic, it’s not a mirror-like finish. It’s more similar to a brushed metallic finish and it almost glows.
I’ve added a link to a video that shows you more of the colors and finish of this line. There is a huge color selection with 30 colors currently available today from CutCardStock and it has become one of my personal favorites for card crafting. It’s on sale until the end of December so I do hope you will check it out and give it a try! I know you’re going to be pleased with this beautiful cardstock imported from Italy.
Once everything was dry I assembled the card. Up close, you can better see the snowy effects that I had hoped for.
To finish this card, I added silver snow sequins and small pearls. I liked this one so much I made three total – one to keep and the other two for my sister and mom who live in North Dakota where they don’t have to imagine what snow looks or feels like!
I hope you enjoy the holiday season no matter which holiday you are celebrating. The next time I post, it will be 2021. Let’s hope and pray it will be a much better year that 2020!