Thursday, January 20, 2022

Winter Trees

 My husband loved this first card I am sharing, he said you know that would be even good for a Valentines card for someone, that is how much he liked it, and no he won't be getting this for Valentines day, LOL! But the reason he probably liked it was when we were on vacation a few years ago he picked this die out and said he really liked it.  I cut it from white cardstock and added some Diamond dust for the snow.

The background was done by blending inks onto the white cardstock, I cut a circle and a torn strip from a scrap piece of paper and used removable tape so that it would hold down during the inking process for the moon and the snow covered ground.  I was going to add some white gel pen in the background but hubby said it didn't need it.

  • Impression Obsession - Tree Row die
  • Distress inks for background - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Black soot
  • Flora Craft - Diamond Dust (snow)

I would like to share this card in the following challenges:

Peace on Earth Challenge #8 bottom left corner for inspiration

Sisterhood of Crafters Color Blue challenge

Double D Challenge Blue and white

Colorful Options Blue challenge

I have one more card to share this one was a lot quicker but since I was on a tree theme I went with it.

  • 49 and Market - Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy 12x12 papers and image
  • StarForm - Merry Christmas sticker
  • Sparkle confetti - 6mm

We went for a drive recently an hour north of us in the woods and got some lovely winter pictures of the snowy trees. Maybe I will share some soon.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Leslie Miller said...

I like your hubby's eye! The die is awesome and you used it beautifully with the icy landscape and moon. That's a gorgeous 49 and Market card, too! I have a couple of those pads, but not this one. Lovely! I would enjoy seeing pics from your drive.

Kim said...

Those skeletal trees reaching across the wintry scene, with the giant moon casting a glow on everything is beautiful, Connie. It looks as if your wintry wonderland is inspiring everything you create.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very inspirational cards. The blue and white are beautiful. The snow on your first card is unique and so is that moon. Nicely inked. Your second card has a nice shabby chic feel.

Debbie said...

both cards are really pretty connie, i am always amazed at the details in the cards you make!!

and i LOVE that your husband shows such an interest in your craft and supports you so much!!

R's Rue said...

I love it my friend.

Darlene said...

Oh Connie both cards are AWESOME! That first card really looks COLD ... Brrr! Awesome design and the background is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Blue & White Winter’ challenge as well as our Peace on Earth & Sisterhood Challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

P.S. Are you aware of the new color challenge that began just this month? It’s called COLORFUL OPTIONS CHALLENGE and the January color is BLUE … I hope you’ll come share this beauty with us.

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! I agree with your Hubby! Both cards look amazing! That row of trees is magnificent. The look of your second creation is marvelous too! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Blue and White Winter Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

April said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the scenes on both!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely cards, and I hope you may be able to share some photographs from your recent drive.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Kathy Krug said...

Gorgeous winter scenes. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.

Lisa said...

It is always a treat when our spouses buy us crafty goodies then comment on cards, we have made with them. That is a beautiful tree line, and the simple moon is really all the trees need to make for a gorgeous scene.

The dimension of the popped-up trees on the second card is perfect to add interest to the card and it makes for a very lovely Christmas card. I can't wait to see the pictures of the trees you took.

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and so smackingly appealing. Your background of blue and the white trees and that sprinkle of diamond dust really add to that bright moon. An astounding card. Thanks for linking up with us at Double D Challenge. Hope to see you here again.

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards, both so wintery beautiful! Thank you for joining our challenges at Peace On Earth, The Sisterhood and Double D. Both also fit our
'winter' theme at Four Seasons and our Colorful Options challenge if interested!
Diane DD DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}
{Four Seasons}
{Colorful Options}

Esther Asbury said...

Both wintry cards are beautiful, but I absolutely LOVE the trees on the second one with the text on them.

Birgit said...

Wow Connie, these are stunning! Your inked night sky on the first card is perfection and I love all the glittery snow dust. Both cards are spectacular!

Darlene said...

Me again ... Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Colorful Options!

JD/ Jill said...

Love your tree cards...very nicely done!

Diane said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Colorful Options with your beautiful winter card!
Diane CO DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Colorful Options}

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are both beautiful, Connie xoxo

Makira said...

Connie, 💙💙💙 both of these cards. They are gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Colorful Options Challenge. Hope to see you next month! Cheers, Makira CO DT

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the first one with the icy ground and trees and the beautiful moon. Wonderful use of papers on the second card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Peace on Earth challenge!

maria figueira said...

Hi Connie I really liked your Winter Trees card!
I'm more and more surprised by your imagination and skill. Congratulations!
Her husband has really good taste.