Friday, January 19, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with the companion card to my shaker that I posted last week. I used the negative space for the shaker and here is the "positive". :) This is the tree that received the rejected snow texture paste I scraped off that same shaker. lol... Looks fine on this tree since it isn't against a white background! I added more sparkle with lots of white glitter. This Poppystamps - Grand Pine Tree die is quickly becoming my favorite focal point die because it is such a nice size to cover a card and it is so gorgeous.

Again, I perched little birdies on the branches. (Awwww....I love wintertime birds!!) They were cut from the leftover scraps from my balloons in THIS card.

Supplies used include:
Poppystamps - Grand Pine Tree die
Memory Box - Resting Birds die set
Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock
DecoArt - Snow-Tex Textural Medium
American Crafts - WOW! Super-fine Glitter - White
Zig - Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (to add shimmer to birdies)
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
DCWV patterned paper for background
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (for background)
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set (for sentiment)
Versamark Ink in Imperial Purple

I love how this card turned out and I hope you like it, too! Thank you so much for stopping by today!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #368 - AG Christmas + Opt. Feature a Creature
2. Word Art Wednesday #318-319 - AG
3. ABC Christmas Challenge - A-Antlers or B-Birds
4. Dare2BArtzy January Challenge - Winter Wonderland
5. HIMCR #335 - Super Scraps Saturday
6. HeARTful Stamping Challenge #26 (1-14 to 1-21) - Anything Goes, Must Stamp
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #30
8. The House that Stamps Built - DCC13 - Things with Wings
9. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #220 - Winter or TY
10. As You Like It - Favorite Die and Why (The Poppystamps - Grand Pine Tree die because it makes such a fabulous focal point to my card!)
11. Crop Stop January Linky Party #36 - Anything Goes use a product from company CS sells (I used Tombow adhesive, Core'dinations cardstock, Memory Box dies, Poppystamp dies, and Tsukineko - Versafine ink)
12. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment
13. The House that Stamps Built - J1018 Tic Tac Toe (I used the middle column - Snowflakes, Blue, Glitter)
14. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Birds of a Feather

15. Fairy Tale Challenge - Photo Inspiration


16. Cupcake Inspirations CIC 437


  1. A brilliant card. I have those little birds but rarely us them. You have inspired me. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. Oh Janis, this card is every bit as awesome as your first tree card!! I love both of them! Love the snow texture and those little birdies. So happy you linked this up to both Cropstop and The House That Stamps Built.

  3. Oh so lovely! The birds on the tree make this card super secial. Fabulous work Janis. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs, Ishani.

  4. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 368 - hope to see you again soon x

  5. This is such a lovely card. Thanks for joining in with us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  6. hello! sweet card, luv the white textured tree! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  7. WOW Janis, this is amazing! The birds look fantastic on this tree and this embossing powder looks great here. Good thing you didn't through it out last week in your frustration...LOL
    Beautiful job.

  8. Hi Janis, your card is so very pritty. A real winter dream! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  9. Fabulous--love the addition of the birds.

  10. Lovely and so peaceful. I like the soft background and the textured fluffy tree is so cool. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  11. I absolutely love this beautiful wintry card. xxx

  12. Gorgeous!! Love the sparkle on the tree and the addition of the birds is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  13. Gorgeous card Janis :-) I love the snow filled tree, the sparkle on there is fabulous and the little birds are very cute :-) Love the background too!

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
    Lols x x x

  14. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  15. You're right about that tree die being the perfect focal point on a card, and all the snowy texture is just beautiful. Love the combination of snowflake patterned paper, sequins, textured tree and sweet little winter birds.

  16. I love the little birds in the tree, both in this card and the shaker one! You are so good about using the scraps, and always to such good effect!

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa xx

  18. Another gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at AYLI Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  19. Simply beautiful! Love the sparkles. We're so blessed that you joined us with your wonderful art last Challenge. We would like to invite you to link with us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving some inspiration from the Word of God in John 4:14 n which Jesus said, "But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life." Have a wonderful and blessed week.

    JO ANN


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