Hello and welcome. Today's card has been inspired and entered in both the Memory Box and Poppystamps 'Snow and Winter' theme card challenges. It's wonderful that they have the same theme as can use the same card for both challenges. Happy Snow Day! Spread some Cheer, is the sentiment and is a happy mix of both brands with the stamps and dies and was very happy on how the card turned out. By combining all the complimentary sets, I was able to create a custom made fun winter wonderland scene with both the Wintertime Fairies and Playful Elves as well as the scenery dies. Creating this card makes me wish the weather would cool down here in Australia as it's a heatwave! the extremes in weather.
Here are the banners for both the card challenges.
Fairies, Elves, Reindeer and Polar Bear oh my! Love them all, the snowman and the letter box just completes the scene.
The sets I have used are:
Memory Box: Playful Elves, Christmas Elves, Dashing with Reindeer stamp sets and Snowbanks Drift die.
Poppystamps: Wintertime Fairies stamp set and Simple Snowflakes dies.
All the images have been coloured in with Copic markers and stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Copic blending paper. They are a lot of fun to colour in and have been cut out with my Scan n cut machine and are just fabulous once they're all cut out. There are coordinating dies available for the all sets which is very handy to have as it makes scene building even easier and saves fussy cutting.
I have popped all the images on with foam dimensionals which makes them stand out and also makes the scene building so much easier to get them perfectly placed as you can easily move them around and less messier than using regular liquid glue.
The background has been ink blended using Ranger distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans to create an ombre shading with dark to lighter at the top with the added water droplets distress to create the subtle snow effect. The sentiments have been white heat embossed with the Happy Snow Day white heat embossed on vellum to make it stand out and acts as a banner that the fairies are holding.
The Snowbanks Drift die is just amazing and using that die alone with an ink blended background makes a lovely clean and simple yet finished and stunning card. But, you know me, I love details and anything colourful, so couldn't resist adding in the cute fairies and elves and they just add that extra magic to the card. The Simple Snowflakes dies are just the right size and compliment the Wintertime Fairies set and are similar in design to the snowflakes too. Using the dazzling diamond glimmer paper from Stampin' Up! adds that extra shine and sparkle and love this paper to use on snow and winter scenes.
I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. It was so much fun creating this card and it's so great that both Memory Box and Poppystamps sets work so well together, it's an awesome creative union! Thank you so much for stopping by. until next time- Happy Crafting!