Friday, 1 December 2017

Winter Wonderland stand up card

It's Winter Wonderland over at A Vintage Journey with this being the theme for the December challenge.


My sample for the challenge is one of my Tando stand up cards.


Di at Tando Creative has cut me boards to the exact size I wanted to make these cards using the white backed greyboard. The grey side was painted with a thin coat of gesso and when dry dipped into watery decoart dazzling metallics crystal green and ice blue paints and dried, then stamped with archival cornflower blue using a stampendous vintage text stamp. As always I distressed and inked the edges.


The snowflake background and snowflake have been created the same as a card I made in 2015 which can be found HERE. You can see I added some shabby seam binding ribbon to it before adhering it to the background.



The stand is soooo easy to make out of two pieces of card.


 I added the Lin Brown sentiment from PaperArtsy which fitted perfectly across the board and when all was assembled I splattered with some titanium white media acrylic paint.


I hope we'll see you enjoying entering your winter projects with us at AVJ and now I need to get myself in full Christmas mode with getting cards made and out, decorations up and some traditional sweet treats made for my kids and grandchildren.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx



17 comments:

S@ndy Diller said...

Thanks Brenda for sharing this wonderful wintery scene. Love all the elements and colors you used here. I agree that easel cards can be so lovely and additive. Hugs, Sandy xx

Kate said...

I just love this cool color palette. Definitely one of my favorite colors for winter. And such a Beautiful snowflake!
Kate

Gina said...

My fav colour combi for Winter...and that font works perfectly...just in time for the real snow lol XXX

Annie said...

Such a beautiful Stand Up card for the Winter Wonderland challenge theme Brenda xx Love the background you created and the colour combo /snowflake are gorgeous. TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

A Pink said...

I love your easel cards , Brenda and this one is a beauty. All those lovely shades of blue and brown are gorgeous and your snowflake makes an ideal focal point for the wintry season .
have a lovely weekend
hugs
xx

Patty O'Malley said...

So pretty!

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, it's been waaayyy too long since I've visited your inspiring blog, and this is just what I needed to see this morning to get my creative juices flowing! I have never seen such BEAUTIFUL layered snowflake! Your background is stunning, and I love that script stamp over those shimmery blues! What a breath taking easel card this is! Sending big hugs!

Redanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous shades of blue to create this wonderful wintry scene Brenda - that snowflake is amazing and I love the easel idea! Hugs, Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

what a great background you created for your lovely snowflake Brenda - beautiful wintery blues throughout - and love the easel design - perfect for displaying lovely creations such as this! Julia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous stand up card Brenda, those blue/turqoise tones are amazing and the snowflakes as centre piece just looks wonderful! Fantastic wintry project!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning, Brenda!! I love, love the colors!! The snowflake is amazing!! And I just love the easel...so creative!! This is spectacular!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a gorgeous wintery creation Brenda, adore the stamped background topped with the layered snowflakes and what a gorgeous colour palette, cool and wintery and perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, lovely card so love the colour scheme and the gorgeous texture too. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A gorgeous wintry feel to your stunning card Brenda. The background is just amazing! as is the layered snowflake. Jennie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fantastic idea, this stand up card is genius! I am so in love with the amazing way you create frosty, icy effects! That background looks so much like frost on a window, wow!! All of the blue tones are perfectly winterish... is that a word? lol. A stunning creation with a gorgeous snowflake focal piece! Love it. hugs :)

butterfly said...

Wow - the icy shimmer of that snowflake is simply amazing - and a stunning background as always too.
Alison x

Team Clark said...

Where do I begin? The sentiment stamp is incredible! Oh I love it! And your vibrant, yet perfectly grungy color palette - be still my heart! I just love this incredible background and the concept of using the stand. Brilliant! Merry Christmas, Autumn