I have been wanting to use my new Paper Temptress cardstock that I won (thank you, Patricia!). It's called Retro Silver Lustre and it is so gorgeous and lush! I also wanted to use my new Memory Box Woodland Oval again, as well as my new Joycraft Winter word die that I won (thank you, Teresa!).
Inspiration came from the sketch over at Tuesday Throwdown:
I started with the background and inked the sky with Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks and then spritzed with water to add some texture. The snowbanks were die-cut with Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes, and I added a small deer from Impression Obsession. I adhered a number of silver snowflake and star sequins and filled the shaker with tiny silver stars.
On the front of the card, I added Memory Box Leaping Deer in lieu of the circle element of the sketch. Instead of a banner, I added the Winter word, which I die-cut twice to provide some depth. I added three die-cut Memory Box Twilight Snowflakes at the top right corner according to the sketch. Some Crafty Ribbons Swiss Dots ribbon was added along the bottom and a bow at the top. I finished off the card with some aqua sequins, silver snowflake sequins, and silver star sequins.
Inspiration also came from the Looking Forward/Looking Back challenge over at the UnstampaBelles. Here in Canada, winter seems to last forever. So I am looking forward to a few more months of Winter, but I'm also looking back to the previous few months of Winter. As for the twist of Window or Mirror, please see the window of the shaker card.
I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG 2/3; Beccy's Place February AG UE; Clique Kits AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Vintage or AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra February UE; Crafty Ribbons Animals Only plus Ribbon 2/5; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #13 Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here 1/5; DL.ART February AG UE 1/day; DRS Designs Hot and Cold - I went with cold colours UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating February AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Our Crafty Corner AG 3/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty Favorite Color or Embellishemt (sequins!) 1/3; Pile it On Homemade Embellilshments (die-cuts) UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground All snippets except the Paper Temptress cardstock 2/3;Really Reasonable Ribbon AG w Ribbon or Trim 2/6; Scrapy Land AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Use Something New (items listed above) 2/3; Sparkles Christmas Winter Landscape 2/3; Sweet Stampin' Christmas Snowflakes 1/3; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Winter Wonderland (FT) 4/3; The Ribbon Girl Card AG UE;Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5. Also sharing at Paper Temptress Facebook Group.
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!