Snow Fun

My Christmas gift from my hubby this year, was the latest Divinity Designs kit, and I just had to play with it right away. The frame used here is actually a piece left over after cutting out some PP for another card using the set. See following images. After dry embossing the white piece using a snowflake pattern, I laid the frame on top and added a bit of inking to denote some sky. I popped up the frame slightly by using some tiny pieces of foam tape around the edges. I also added some curved CS to look like snow banks at the bottom before adding the frame. Using the stamp set and my misti I stamped all the images and then hand coloured using pencils and some Sakura pens. I then die cut them out with the matching dies. I popped these up on top of the snow banks as you see in the picture. I used 3 of the sentiment stamps and stamped across the first 3 panels. There is glitter on all of it and the snowbanks show up more in R.L. than they do on the photo. I did think I might save these designs to add to my blog later this year, but decided not to wait. Now I have 3 cards ready for next Christmas so a good start to the year for me.

Front of the concertina fold card
Concertina fold inside

So the kit came with all the dies necessary to make a concertina fold card and this is what I came up with during my play. The card front uses the dies for Mandala making and I did mine as shown here. The mandala is either a 4 piece or 3 piece glued together, but on this one I used only the 3 pieces in different colours. I’ve since made some ornaments using all the pieces for gifting later on. I used a scrap piece of ribbon to make a bow for the top. The concertina part isn’t difficult but it is fiddly getting it to fit together properly and I find it a bit thick when folded so shall need to ensure a good size envelope and extra postage if I choose to mail it to someone when the time comes. I used the stamp set with the birds to add to the PP panels and I angled 2 sentiment strips on the first of the panels for the greeting. Any personal writing has to go on the back of this one, but the next one I make will have a place for me to write something personal on the inside. I’m quite pleased with the result and shall have fun making a few more. All the PP is from my Reminisce collection. I’m also thinking that perhaps I can just use the concertina piece on its own instead of adding it to the inside of a larger card. It will stand up on its own so it should work.

There is still more to the kit, but I haven’t played with it all as yet. I shall have fun coming up with some future designs for next Christmas I think. I did these in between sorting and packing for our upcoming move. We’ll see if I have more time to make a few more over the next few weeks before I have to pack up my craft room entirely.

14 thoughts on “Snow Fun

    1. I’m using up scraps to make a few of the mandalas and will gift them next Christmas most likely. I had fun playing with my new stuff.

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  1. What a fun gift, and the cards you made with them came out great! That concertina fold is very cool, and I agree that it could also work well as a stand-alone card as well as on the inside. Good luck with your packing/move. Happy New Year!

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  2. Super cute images and then WOW what an amazing fold. Love the mandala on the outside. Good luck packing and moving. Keep me in the loop with your packing and moving. Hope all goes smoothly.

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    1. Thanks so much Gayle. I still have another die and stamp set to play with but not a lot of time as you can imagine. I’ll definitely keep you posted on our move.

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  3. Johanna, this is a wonderful card! Someone is really going to by amazed by all the intricacy of it. Have fun playing, when you can. Hopefully all goes quickly and well with your move, as well. You do have a room in the new house specifically for crafting, right?

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  4. Thanks Golda – Yes to having a room for crafting although the house we are moving into is a temporary address for us. It is just to get a base on the island so we can find the exact house we want. Once found the small one will be used for investment purposes for a few years.

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