Thursday, July 26, 2018

Merry & Bright Snowy Woods

Have you ever walked through the deep woods of tall trees and heard them creak in the wind? It's erie and awesome.  I've had some of my best memories made during hikes in forests or woods. That's what my card today reminds me of. My brother's house is in the woods. A few years ago he took me on a four-wheel ride along the trails he made. He sees a lot of deer and other wildlife on his land so I send him a Christmas card with deer each year. I thought the color challenge at Color Throwdown would be the perfect combination for a woodsy Christmas card for him.

I cut the birch tree background and red birds with Cricut Artfully Sent and removed two of the trees to make room for the sentiment and snowflakes.  The evergreen tree is from Flower Market cartridge and the deer is from You Are Here.  The larger space between the trees was just the right size for the retired CTMH snowflake background stamp. I used Mink pigment ink and clear embossing powder to add a little sparkle.

The retired CTMH Falling for You green patterned paper had small lighter circles. I added a dot of Nuvo Crystal drops in each one hoping it would look a little icy.  The deer and birch tree background were attached to the card with Thin 3-D Foam Dots and the evergreen tree was a little higher since it was in the front so I attached it with regular foam dots.

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed as you create cards to bless someone else.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #208 - Christmas in July
Color Throwdown Challenge #503 - Red, Green, Gray
Crafters Castle Challenge #7 - anything goes with option of Christmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys #123 - Christmas in July
Fab 'n' Funky Challlenge #404 - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampers Challenge #22 - Christmas in July
The Merry Christmas Challenge - anything goes Christmas

Psalm 86:7 (WEB) In the day of my trouble I will call on you, for you will answer me.
365 Promises of God - Promise #207: When problems arise, call to Me and I will answer you.


CA Scrapper said...
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CA Scrapper said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! I have some of those cartridges. I'll have to pull them out again and take a look. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Lori Scott said...

Love your card!!!

Broni said...

What a beautiful use of these die cuts!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Jeannie said...

Hi Vickie! This is so calm and serene and gorgeous. The placement of each of the pieces couldn't be more perfect. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for joining my Christmas in July blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Kuni said...

Stunning christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hello Vickie!
Great Christmas-Card! I love the details!
Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge.
Hugs Marlene

L.B. said...

Super peaceful winter greeting!! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas

mum of two said...

Beautiful! I love all the little touches. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Stunning card with so so so many little details! Loved the close up shot over the tree i didn t notice thatt amazing detail from the whole photo!
Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge , hope you enjoyed the hop!
We all hope to see you again soon xx Zoey

Chrissy said...

FABulous card, I love the scene you have created..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Larelyn said...

Lovely Christmas scene. thanks for sharing on The Merry Christmas Challenge.