Happy Scenes Snowy Scenes

I think that one of the most beautiful scenes in the Northern United States is a beautiful snowy scene that is untouched by tire tracks, foot prints, animal hoof/paw prints, road slush, and more.  The quietness of a landscape with trees that are covered with freshly fallen white snow is a gift from heaven and it certainly is a happy scene.  You can see things in the landscape that you have not noticed before.  If there is a red cardinal in the landscape, that pop of red upon the glistening white snow is breathtaking.

Last week I created a similar scene for my card that I am sharing today.  I created the card in response to a Splitcoastampers.com  Inspirational Challenge, IC527.  The challenge involved picking a picture from a particular Pinterest board that inspired you, and then creating a card based on that inspiration.  This is the beautiful picture I chose as my inspiration:

 And this is my inspirational card that I created

Happy Scene Snowy Scene

I was excited to hear that my card was selected for one of the Splitcoaststampers FAVORITES for the week ending January 10.  

To create the scene, I used Stampin’ Up! stamp sets that included trees and one that included the bench in the scene.  The stamp sets are:

  1. Lovely as a Tree (Item #128655)
  2. Happy Scenes (retired)
  3. Branch Out (retired)
  4. Plant Hope (retired)
  5. Pendant Park (retired)

I began by stamping the large tree from the Branch Out Stamp Set into VersaMark Ink and stamping it in four places on the Whisper White Card Stock.  I then embossed these trees (including the branches at the top left and right) with Stampin’ Up! Pewter Embossing Powder (retired).

Using light gray inks, I stamped the remaining trees in the background.  Because the inspirational picture has yellow and orange in the sky portion of the background, I sponged Stampin’ Up! So Saffron and Peach Parfait Ink onto the snowy scene background.  I added a bench into the foreground with red birds (from other stamp sets) on and around the bench.  I added the sentiment from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set.

Once I was satisfied with the scene, I added white acrylic paint to place “snow” within the trees.  I covered the complete scene with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I attached the scene to a piece of Brushed Silver Card Stock which was attached to the Real Red card base.

Enjoy my snowy scene greeting card!

Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes

Thanks for stopping by!  🙂  My share for you today is a Center Step Card that features Stampin’ Up!’s Hearth & Home Framelits Dies and Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I refer to my card as a Window Frame Wall Mural.  The reason for that is the complete window and frame are a scene instead of a scene outside the window.

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes

This card is the first one that I created with the Stampin’ Up! Hearth & Home Framelits Dies.  I ordered the dies many weeks ago and just received them recently.  BTW, if you have this set of dies, notice on the package they arrive in that the dies are called Framelits. However, in the on-line store and the mini catalog the dies are called Thinlits. I don’t know which they are, and it really doesn’t matter to me.  Just a tidbit!

The two columns on the sides of the Center Step Card are enhanced by a wreath that is covered with tiny leaves.  I made the leaves with the Spellbinders Leafy Squares Dies (S4-332). Stampin Up Happy Scenes-Bohemian DSP5 and Spellbinders Leafy Squares  The pictures below give you a closeup of the wreaths which I covered with Stampin’ Up! Crystal Effects.

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy ScenesHearth & Home framelits Dies & Happy Scenes

The picture below is a closeup of the window that I created with the Stampin’ Up! Hearth & Home Framelits Dies and Happy Scenes Stamp Set. It gives you a better idea why I call the card, Window Frame Wall Mural.  🙂
Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes Stamp Set

 Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes Stamp Set

 I hope you enjoyed the card.  Have a wonderful, blessed week.

Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes Stamp Set You can see in the above picture the inside of the card.  It includes a stamped image from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set.