Saturday, July 9, 2016

Way Too Long

     Another winter-y, Christmas card which I plan to use as a long-distance holiday greeting for a friend who lives out-of-state and whom I've not had the opportunity to visit in many years.  Hence, the outside sentiment of "Way too long..." runs into one inside which says "...since we shared coffee."


I started with the sketch from I {heart} Sketches
and a From the Heart image.

Sketch158
I turned the sketch a quarter turn so that the
 3 snowflakes could be at the bottom instead of the side.

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and then played with a die from Spellbinders which was much longer than I wanted based on the size of my image.  I cut the image and then moved the die so that the top of it was at the bottom of the image and what was the "outside" edge of the die was what cut the bottom line of the image.  Wish I had taken a photo as I did it so that it could be more easily understood.

     Next, I used the same die to cut the sentiment, turning it upside down to get the 'mirror image' cut along the bottom.  I trimmed away unwanted parts with scissors to get that shape and inset the top of it into the bottom of the image piece.  Everything is mounted onto navy blue CS.

     I added the three little snowflakes (also die cuts) and popped a dab of glitter into the center of each one.  It took a bit of figuring to get the die to work out but I do love the end result.  Even the planning was fun, although time consuming.

     Challenges:
Art Impressions
Aud Sentiments
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Boots
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Craft Your Passion
Crimbo Crackers
Di's Digi Designs
Great Impressions
Moving Along with the Times
Sweet Stampin' Christmas
Time Out

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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18 comments:

Marie B. said...

Hi NC! This card is really cute! I'm sure your out-of-state friend will love it! :) Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra!

~Marie B -DT

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, this is adorable and love the colour of his scarf! Just wanted to also thank you for such a beautiful comment you left for me today on my blog. It is always nice to hear that my vintage cards are inspiring other crafters to have a go at them too!
Hugs
Linda xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card NanaConnie great image and love how you cut the die up----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love this white on dark blue design, it has great impact. The little bird image is fun. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, darling, Connie! I cannot even begin to feel cold with this weather! LOL hugs, de

Nonni said...

What a cute image and great coloring! Thank you for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Catie Cuddles said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lol! Too Long & just too stinkin' cute!
Love it NanaC!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 289 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

Daffodil Cards said...

Twisting and turning that die produced a beautiful card, Love the image and the card.
Faith
x

Julie Odil said...

Connie, this is adorable! Love that image. Thanks for joining our anything goes, with optional Patriotic themed challenge this month at Great Impressions Stamps. Julie, DT member

Glenda Atkins said...

Just wonderful, great image and I am loving your dies. Your friend will love it.
hugs
Glenda

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a super image.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
I am having a little Give Away on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/
Pauline
x

Shona Chambers said...

Aww...this is such a sweetie and love the little birdie with his very long scarf! Your colouring is perfect and really like the dies you've used to frame him. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

Reneé Matarese said...

What a fantastic way to get extra use out of your die. It looks great! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. ~Renee

mypurplehouse said...

So much fun! I love it! Thanks for joining the sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps this week!
lyn

Ruza Rebel said...

Adorable card Connie! Love those bird-brains! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
Ruza ~ GI DTC
Ruza's Craft Corner