Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just Starting to Snow. . .

Just Starting to Snow. . . by bdengler4 (Barb)

. . . .only on this card, thank goodness.

I love the Tree Trunks stamp and hadn't played with it for awhile. The background is shaded with distress inks, then I silver embossed the Life of the Party Stars. I white embossed the trees and cut them out to add to the panel.

I didn't like the way the dots from the stamp looked in my sky, so I added white enamel accents on top of them and in a few more spots, here and there, to make it look like it was just starting to snow. Hope it's a long time before that actually happens!

I used two birds from the Antique Engravings set, colored and cut out. The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas Trees, clear set.

Thanks so much for your visit! I really appreciate it! :)

34 comments:

Sue said...

Perfect colours for this winter scene Barb, and your birds are just gorgeous.
Smiles:)

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Lovely card Barb! I love the colors! :)

Dawn said...

what an amazing little scene Barb. The "snow" is very cleverly done.

Lynn said...

Beautiful scene Barb...love the birds...and you can keep the snow away! :)!!

Donna Bowman said...

Wonderful scene you created Barb!!! You put a lot of work in to it and it shows! Super card - I love it!!

walchowDesign said...

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walchowDesign said...

Yeah! Finally, I managed to leave a comment, Barb!

Love this white embossed trunks on the beautifully distressed bg.

Brenda said...

You have created a beautiful winder scene Barb! Love how versatile those tree trunks are!

Lin said...

Just beautiful, Barb - and your cutting of those tiny birds is amazing!!

78thistles said...

Great job on this card Barb! The colors are terrific and I love that you incorporated snow into it. I have this stamp and have not thought to add snow. Just another use for this stamp - thanks!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh my! This is so cool and pretty Barb! I just love everything about this card! I love the added stars in the scene.

maryse n. said...

Wow Barb! This card is stunning! I love all the little details, like the stars and white enamel. Just beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a pretty scene, Barb - I did a double take on the title to you post, though! Keep that snow away - at least til after ScrapFest, right?

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty card, Barb. No snow yet!

Nancy said...

OMG, Barb! When I first read your title, I gasped! LOL! I know you are not ready for snow, but it is so hot here where I live, that a little ice would be nice! Your card is beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background colors and the birds are a beautiful touch! Lovely scene!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous background Barb. Those "fussy" cut trees are beautiful against the vibrant colors.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Barb, thank goodness you don't have to think about snow just yet! Your card is delightful, so inspirational!

sandie said...

Hi Barb

This card is great, so much detail, the birds are gorgeous
Sandie

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Barb:
This is very striking. I love the blending of inks and those birds are an amazing addition to this embossed tree card. Very elegant too. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

joy said...

Hi, Barb! I'm playing "catch-up" again - trying to blog hop and make some comments. Just had to tell you that I love this card! The white enamel on the snowflakes; the tiny birds; the colors, the cut out trees - what a wonderful scene you have made! Great job!

susanne said...

Oh Barb this is so gorgeous and believe it or not ... this is how many stars you see in the sky in the countryside where I live because there are no street lights. I love this!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

OM GOODNESS!!! What an amazing card! I'm a new follower now!!!

Jill said...

Love those stars with the tree trunks! BEAUTIFUL effect!

Tracey said...

WoW!!! Barb I LOVE how you added such special details to this already beautiful card!!!

judkajudi said...

Finally! I can leave comments on your blog!! I love this tree trunks card! I admire your courage even mentioning the "s" word! We are so hot in Alabama that snow would feel good right now. I am so happy I can leave a comment and thank you for commenting on my blog! Hugs.

donna mikasa said...

Such a gorgeous wintery scene! You know I haven't inked up this stamp yet--and now I'm so inspired! Love the snowy, starry background!

Tiffany said...

Wow, what a stunning effect! I would have never guessed the tree trunks were trimmed, amazing look!

Janetcraft said...

great card overall with lovely detail like the birds..colors are lovely too!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, this card is awesome--love it. The birds are very pretty and love the snow. I have this stamp and have never used it.

Lisa said...

Love how you embossed the trees and the stars! I love this bg stamp and your snowy scene.
Makes me wish it were winter here right now after 23 days straight of 100+ and no end in sight!

Michelle said...

Love the peaceful scene you created, Barb! The trees and birds are wonderful!

sheila said...

this is stunning Barb. Just beautiful and the added snow is so perfect.

pcm said...

Barb, i'm not looking for it to snow just quite yet but this card is wonderful!