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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #154: Let it snow...

Today is the start of a new "Let it snow" challenge over on the Let's Craft and Create blog site. It's the perfect challenge for December as we're all trying to finish up our holiday cards. I hope you'll join in on the fun.

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given some die-cuts of children playing in the snow. I'm not sure if these were actually cut with a die or with a machine like the Silhouette Cameo, but I thought they were just perfect for this month's theme.

The image of the children was originally a bit larger and included a small tree and a shadow under the entire image. I cut away the tree (it's size wasn't in perspective) and also the shadow, leaving just the two children and the sled.

I decided to use a nontraditional background color for my card. I had some Stampin' Up cardstock with little stars and tiny dots that resembled snow. I used this for my sky, adding a few die-cut snowflakes.

My snow was made with a piece of glitter cardstock that actually has some very subtle gold specks in it and my sentiment was cut from black glitter cardstock.

To dress up the inside sentiment panel, I die-cut a line of snowflakes and dots across the bottom of the panel. I cut this same border from a piece of the glitter cardstock used on the card front. Then I inlaid the glittery snowflakes and dots into my sentiment panel and used the plain white snowflakes on the cardfront. I really like how this added some sparkle to the inside in a subtle way.


Now it's your turn. First hop on over to Let's Craft and Create for some inspiration from the other DT members. Then put all that incredible inspiration to work and create an entry for our "Let it snow" challenge. There is a prize up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Glittered Paws said...

Oh too cute - I love silhouette cards - no coloring, shading etc. And especially silhouette cards with kids. Don't you love it when you find hat perfect piece of DP in your stash and it works so well - the stars and dots are perfect. Love the inside as well.

designbydonna said...

Love all that glitter on your card. The background paper is just perfect. Fun times as a kid sledding down a snowy hill. Your sparkly snowflakes on the inside add a great interest.

Darnell said...

Ah, this imagine brings back happy memories to everyone, Cheryl! I love the clever way you operated on it to make it this simpler silhouette and I think the nontraditional background is super! Happy Holidays! Hugs, Darnell

Lynette said...

Such a cute card, Cheryl! I love that you always finish off the insides of your cards, too. That is something that I rarely do.

Lynne in NI said...

Great job with your die cut silhouette! I've always fancied a go on a sled ... we never had enough snow to warrant buying one and were lucky when Mum let us use her good tray to slide down the hill on LOL