Tuesday, December 11, 2018

White Christmas

 Hello! I hope you are enjoying this Advent season and taking time to reflect on the birth of Christ and the hope He brings us. I spent a rainy weekend afternoon making some Christmas cards. I'd like to share this simple one with you today. I'll be back tomorrow with my Design Team project for Frilly and Funkie.

I cut Tim Holtz Tangled Twigs die from Metallic Kraft Stock, sanded  and heat embossed with sparkly powder. I layered this over a panel I colored with Distress Oxides, Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky. I tucked in a Flurry #2 snowflake cut from water color paper.

I cut a snow drift from the Home For the Holidays Thinlits set and heat embossed with more of the sparkly powder. I smudged shadows using Hickory Smoke Distress crayon and a very slightly dampened finger. A Paper Doll (I think he is from this year's release.) and a Remnant Rub from last year finish off this super simple card. I scuffed the Paper doll and colored with Gathered Twigs oxide ink and when the card was assembled I splattered with Picket Fence Distress paint using my Splatter Brush.

Merry Christmas!
Sara Emily

Challenge shares:


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the scene you've created and the wintry details!! The sparkly snow is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Awesome card, Sara Emily! I love how you used the large snowflake die.

  3. Sara, even your "simple cards" are full of detail and pizazz! I love this monochromatic Christmas card with it's sparkly snow!

    1. Thanks for joining in the Cropstop challenge this month!

  4. Gorgeous card, Sara! Love the vintage image and your design is awesome! Thanks for joining our "Snowflakes" challenge at Dies R Us!

  5. The twig background is such a great idea and I love the beautiful snowflake in the background too. The scene you created is wonderful Sara, I am hoping for a white Christmas here this year, we will see! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. A really gorgeous card Sara!! I love the background and the wintry look .. so much detail and simply stunning as always!! hugs xx

  7. WOW this is just awesome Sara! LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Snowflakes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  8. This is so fun! I love the vintage vibe you created. Well done! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land this week! Good luck with your entry and I hope we see you again soon!

    Jess - DT

  9. A gorgeous wintry scene and fabulous photo to evoke the wonderful feeling of Christmas preparations. Love it xxx

  10. Love those sparkly twigs in the background, and I do like this chap with his tree, though I miss the guy standing holding it on the other side... as it was in the original Found Relatives photo. Great card.
    Alison x

  11. Such a lovely scene! The white and gold go perfectly with the image of the man and his tree! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  12. Gorgeous card, as usual, Sara Emily! I love, how the image is matted on the sparkly background.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges. I wish you a Merry Christmas!

  13. This is wonderful Sara Emily, so many gorgeous details. I didn't realise that there was more than one set of Christmas paper dolls - I guess that's something else that I now need lol. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Sue xx

  14. This was one of my favorites this year. I had to get this BG die because of it. I love the hints of gold and lovely snowy palette with this fine gent and his tree. Love love!

  15. WoW what a lovely card .
    Thank you for joining our challenge at https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/.
    Corry DT member polkadoodles


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