Sunday, March 1, 2009

Clearly Layered Winter

This was fun! I won this clear acetate card blank from Short Cuts via my friend Joy's blog. I new immediately what type of card I wanted to make with it.

Years ago, I used to paint what are called Float Frames which are basically two pieces of glass that you sandwich your pictures in between. I would paint both layers of glass so that some parts of the painting were behind your pics and some in front. Here's an example where the stripes would be behind your picture and the wedding bells would be in front of your picture. (and I still have this frame if anyone is interested in purchasing).

So let me try to explain how this fits together. I wanted the snowy hills on the front to cover up the area where we will sign our names. So, on the front of the clear cardbase I have just the snowy hills and deer.

On the inside, I have the trees and sky.

Here's a side view:

The inspiration for my scene came from today's Featured Stamper, Kelly_H. I chose to case this card. I changed 1) the stamps but kept the same feel 2) the arrangement of the images (my trees are behind the deer vs. in front) 3) I didn't glitter the entire image but only small snowy areas (yep, I'm chicken to use that much glitter!)

Now, as to the scene itself, I brayered some Pacific Point onto my WW CS and then I stamped my favorite trees from Treehouse Stamps in Night of Navy. As I always do with silhouettes, I ran a fine black marker around areas on the left side of the trees and I ran a white gel pen around areas on the right side of the trees. This gives them so much dimension!

For the front, I tore some snowy hills and sponged a little Soft Sky so it would be BEHIND the hills (as a shadow). I wanted some sparkle to my snow so I ran the glitter pen over the torn edges and rubbed it around with my finger. The deer is a Martha Stewart punch a friend shared and it was originally white. I sponged it in Night of Navy and gave it the silhouette treatment (black on the left, white on the right).

Stamps: Treehouse Stamps Jolly Snowman
Paper: Whisper White,
Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Accessories: MS deer punch (a PIF), Fine black marker, White gel pen, glitter pen, clear cardbase from Short Cuts

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Joy said...

Michelle, this is GORGEOUS, I knew you would rock these products out!!!!!!!!!!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Wow, that is definitely a piece of art! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Owner of ShortCuts :)

JenMarie said...

So beautiful ~ Stunning!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! So serene... I love it to bits! :) Fabulous job with the ShortCuts base!!

Ingrid said...

Wow....your card is beautiful. You did a wonderful job.

Lisa Foster said...

This is so cool, Michelle! I love your card and your frame! Awesome scene too!

I got some happy mail yesterday...THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! I can't wait to color those little sweeties! You're the best, Girl! {Hugs}

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

What a BRILLIANT idea! I love it!!!