Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dies R Us ~ Winter Woods Shaker Card

Hello friends~  It's my turn to post over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and today I've got a snowy shaker card for you.

I started by creating a night sky background by blending some distress inks, splattered with water and then splattered with white paint.
Next I cut some Impression Obsession Mountain Landscape Layers and laid them out and added the distressed panel behind the mountains.
Then I cut the panel using a Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Die and attached that to the front of a white A2 card base.

I cut all the parts for my card, including the Frantic Stamper Vertical Birch Trees, which I cut twice out of white card stock.  I layered the two birch tree dies to add a little thickness.
Next I created the window panel for the shaker card by adding a piece of clear acetate to the largest rectangle frame from Impression Obsession All In One Rectangle Frames.  I adhered the birch trees to the back of the acetate and then added 1/4" foam tape around the frame to give it dimension.  (oops!  Confession time... I quite often use recycled card stock.)
Some icy cold snowflakes were sprinkled onto the card front and then I adhered the window panel over the top.  There's the shaker part of this card all compete!

I added the largest fir tree from Impression Obsession Fir Trees and a Dee's Distinctively Dies Deer.  I rubbed a little bit of distress ink around the deer and his antlers.

And two smaller fir trees on the right side.  I couldn't decide if I liked the card better with just one tree or all three.  
Which one do you like better??
One tree                or three?

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    Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


    Janice said...

    Wow....your card is stunning Birgit! Such a beautiful, wintry scene. I love how the snowflakes attach themselves to the mountains, as well as creating lots of snow on the ground. Fabulous tutorial, you are so inspiring and using more than one tree works just perfectly too.

    Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

    Love this, Birgit! You've put together some dies that work great together, giving you a wonderful wintery scene and made a shaker card out of it too. Such great inspiration!

    Marcia Hill said...

    Both cards are absolutely beautiful Birgit! Love how you put this whole Winter scene together starting with the lovely nighttime sky and then all the gorgeous layers in between! And I love the one with one tree and the one with 3...makes no difference which one you send me! Haha!! Love both of them my friend...beautifully done!! :0)

    Unknown said...

    FANTASTIC! This is a wonderful Shaker card! So fun, so snowy, so festive! I'm going to go get my sweater lol Really wonderful tutorial too, Birgit!!! xo~

    Julye said...

    love your starry sky its very effective.

    Sharron said...

    Fabulous sky background and I love all the awesome die cuts you layered! Such a wonderful winter scene! I like the one tree version best as it shows more of your gorgeous sky.

    Golden Goddess Designs said...

    what a gorgeous card! so many stunning layer!


    Colleen said...

    OMG Birgit, these cards are over the top WOW!! I wish I could come to your house and play!! I just love how you used these dies, amazing my friend! Have a beautiful Sunday!

    Lisa Elton said...

    This is beautiful!! What a peaceful winter scene!!

    Esther Asbury said...

    Absolutely Stunning!!

    Lin said...

    Oh my, Birgit, this hits al my buttons! Love woodland scenes, and yours is a real beauty! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    (AJ) ArtJypsy said...

    Fabulous winter card. Love the 'little' scene you created.

    Lady Joyful said...

    Lovely shaker card - that sky is brilliant! I think I prefer the one with three trees as it helps balance the whole card :)

    desperatehousewifecraft said...

    Its a gorgeous card! I love your sponged night background. Both cards are beautiful but I prefer the one with 3 trees. I also appreciate your clear photo tutorial, really inspiring!

    Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

    Birgit, this card is absolutely gorgeous.Thanks for showing us how you put it together, and thanks for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Clean & Simple Cards Challenge.

    Anke said...

    Absolultely stunning, Birgit. I love your card, great design.

    And I prefer the one with one tree ...

    Greetings from Germany

    Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

    Birgit, fantastic card! So many details, beautiful background blending and it is a shaker!!! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace and joy. - Sweet Kobylkin