Sunday, December 16, 2018

Staring into the Night


It's Anja here. Today I have two cards for you. When I saw both dies it only seemed logical to combined it with a landscape background. And with adding different sentiments we could make cards for different occasions.

For two cards I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Santa & Reindeer Resting, Loyal Pets),
- Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Peeled Paint. Twisted Citron, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire),
- 2x white card bases (13x13 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts and background,
- watercolor paper for background (12x12 cm),
- dark blue card stock for background (12,3x12,3 cm),
- water spritzer,
- white acrylic paint,
- brush,
- heat gun,
- paper glue.

I started with cutting and coloring the images. First Santa and Reindeer.

And then the dog and the cat.

Next I made the background. I used different shades of Distress Inks and blended it together. I used watercolor paper for background.

Then I spritzed the paper with water and dried it. And next I used white acrylic paint to made the snow. Again I dried it and made one more.

I used white card bases. And I cut two more dark blue background papers.

For the snow I used white paper and cut it with the scissors. I just cut the paper as it would look like the ground where the images sit. I used grey Distress Ink for the edges.

And then I just arranged and glued everything together and two card were made.

And that's all I have for you today. I just want to invite you to the The Scrapping Cottage online store to check out the sales.

Have a nice Sunday.
Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:


Mary Marsh said...

Well first off I have to say the background is amazing- I always love what you do with distress inks and this nighttime sky looks awesome and having the pets and Santa and his reindeer staring at it - so creative

Sukie said...

Very sweet cards! The background with the sky looks amazing! Both of your cards are wonderful!

Pam MacKay said...

Your night time skies are just so beautiful perfect for both the pets and Santa!

Esther Asbury said...

These are both so adorable!! Love the night sky you created!

Lois said...

I love these! Very clever comparison!

Jeanne said...

These are just beautiful! The Santa is perfect for this time of year, but the pets could be used year round. Wonderful cards!

Janja said...

Such a peaceful and pretty scene.