Tuesday, October 16, 2018

'Wishful' Thinking -- A Winter Card


Sara Emily Barker https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2018/10/wishful-thinking-winter-card.html Wishful Thinking Winter Card with Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Ideaolgy Ranger Products 1

Hello friends! I was getting a little burnt out with Halloween, but I'm still not tiring of using my Tangled Twigs die by Tim Holtz. I originally ordered this die because I visualized a winter scene of icy trees. But it sure has been getting a lot of use in my Fall and Halloween projects, here, here, here and on my Halloween vignette I'll post tomorrow.

 It's very hot here, but I was doing a little 'wishful' thinking about the cooler days ahead when I made this winter card.


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I cut the Tangled Twigs from white card stock and using a water brush pen, colored the twigs with Black Soot and Frayed Burlap Distress ink, leaving some of the white of the card showing. I squeezed Ranger's Crackle Accents on the edges and tops of the branches and covered with Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I chose Crackle Accents only because my  bottle of Glossy Accents was indisposed. I wish you could see just how icy these branches look in real life. I just couldn't pick up that shimmer with my phone's camera without the aid of bright sunlight, which is sadly lacking lately.

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To add to the icy look, I swiped the edges of the die cut with Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint and allowed that to dry. Then I rubbed it with Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence Distress Crayons.

I broke out my Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks for the first time and dipped a panel of Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock in watery puddles of these perfect winter sky colors.

I adhered the twigs panel to the Heavy Stock with Distress Collage Medium Matte and layered that over a card blank edged with Tidings Design Tape.

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I die cut four of the smaller snowflakes from Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlits set and colored them with the same oxides as the sky and edged with Black Soot ink. I dried with a heat tool and gave them the same frosty treatment as the twigs.

The bundled Paper Doll family looked perfect for my snowy scene, and I scuffed them, swiped on Tumbled Glass oxide ink and gave them a protective coat of collage medium.

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I adhered scraps of Ideaology Deco Sheets tapped with Tumbled Glass oxide to a pair of Story Sticks with Collage medium and sanded the edges. I added a couple of Christmas Remnant Rubs and sealed with more Collage medium.

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 I dabbed on Distress Grit Paste along the bottom of the twigs panel and on the tops of the Story Sticks and sprinkled them with more Rock Candy glitter. Everything was adhered with Collage Medium, and I gave the Paper Dolls dimension by adhering with Ranger Foam Adhesive tape.

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Brrrr! I can almost feel the chill! I hope you are inspired to do some Christmas crafting. I think I'm ready to get back to some Halloween now! Happy creating!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

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13 comments:

  1. Hi Sara! Seems like an age since I've been here and I've missed seeing your gorgeous works! I absolutely looove this card! Your icy, winter scene is spectacular .. I need to put that Tangled Twig die on my wish list .. it is awesome! The way you've coloured it and added all the icy touches is totally brilliant! Your little family is just so perfect for this scene and I love the little snowflakes too! Awesome card!! hugs xx

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  2. This depicts a wonderful shimmery and icy scene Sara with those gorgeous tangled branches, the fabulous milky blue background, the snowflakes and family group dressed for the depths of winter. Love it xxx

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  3. Gorgeous use of the die Sara and on such a fabulous background too. It really is stunning! x

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  4. Sara Emily, I am so in awe of this gorgeous make! Your creative use of the tangled twigs die has me craving it, and I honestly am stunned by the beauty of the finishes you have achieved. this is glorious, and another perfect example of why I am so inspired by your creativity. Bravo!
    PS: I am more than happy to share my address if you are looking for a place for it to land- I promise it will receive a place a prominence among my prized handmade card collection :)  
    ~Ann

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  5. Fabulous card, Sara Emily! You've captured the winter scene perfectly. I think I need to add that Tangled Twigs die to my wish list! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I really appreciate them. I hope your mother continues to improve also. My mom is hanging in there and receiving therapy at home. She is getting some strength and some appetite back.

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  6. Hmmm, I felt like I commented, but not sure if I just had exciting comment thought dialog! I am so crazy over this my friend! All those icy details make my heart go pitter patter and the way you used this die just bumped it to the top of my wish list. I love the sweet fam and every incredible detail on this card. Plus, I'm thrilled to see some Christmas makes coming from you! <3 Hugs, Autumn

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  7. So absolutely gorgeous!! I love the wintry details!! The background looks so amazing!! That die is on the top of my must-have list because of you!! This is so stunning, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Gorgeous card! Really makes me look forward to a lovely cold winter. Xx

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  9. This is just a fabulous way to use the twig die Sara, I may need to 'borrow' the idea for some Christmas cards now, I love it so much! I love the way you coloured and crackled the twigs, they look amazing - the whole card does! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Ooooh, I just love the frosty yet sparkly look to this card. That family looks like they are on an outing to get their Christmas tree. Love the background that you have made for this card!
    Happy Weekend,
    Kate

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  11. This is lovely - the frosted branches are magical. Can't wait to play with my Tangled Twigs (they've been waiting for me for a long time!).
    Alison x

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