Friday, December 13, 2013


Hello Everyone, Welcome to My Stop on the LawnScaping Winter Blog Hop!  


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So the theme was winter & this is what I created!




I started this card with the background. I first masked the edges of a 5in x 11in piece of white 100lb cardstock with some washie tape. Next I took tumbled glass distress ink and using an ink blending tool filled in the center and lower portion of the frame. Next I brought in some peacock feathers along the center and upper portion. Near the top I used a bit of faded jeans & a very tiny bit of black soot. I then lightly misted the card stock with some water & heat set.
I then scored the card evenly (just under two inches & 4 inches on each side) and made sure they lined up in the center. I added some of Lawn Fawn's adorable Critters in the Snow. I just love this set & have been using it a lot this year. I also used the sentiment from the Winter Fox mini set & the banners from Bannerific. Lastly I used some snowflake sequins. I left some space over the pengins to write a message.

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126 comments:

  1. wow, this is fabulous...What an amazing project!

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  2. WOW! This is really a brilliant idea!! Love the stretched out winter scene using the gate-fold style!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. How fun! Love how it opens up! Beautiful card!

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  4. You have mastered this background technique. It is gorgeous and I like the fun way your card opens.

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  5. Wow!!! so pretty, very very nice movement!!! You are very good

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  6. WOW!!!! Really!!! WOW!!!! great card!

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE sooooo wicked creative!!!! :) Thank you for being part of the hop!

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  8. What a fabulous and creative card - love all the folds and that background is amazing.

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  9. Wonderful creative card – haven't see a style like this before. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  10. The background is just wow...!!! and amazing card idea.. Thanks so much for sharing....

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  11. LOVE your double Z Fold card! Love the background!

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  12. Fabulous fold to reveal an adorable winter scene :)

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  13. Such a clever design. Totally adorable results.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  14. Oh this is so much fun! I really adore this winters scene and the distressing is perfect! The folded card is such a fun treat!
    Hope you have a Merry CHRISTmas!! Hugs -Ali

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  15. A very pretty map! The format changes and it is a pleasure for the eyes!
    Thank you to give us the chance to gain a batch!

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  16. Wow, such an amazing creative design, love the blended inking and sweet images!

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  17. I love the folded card. This is super creative! Was a pleasure creating alongside of you today!

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  18. Wow, what an amazing card and great winter scene. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Awesome card love the scene created hugs xx

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  20. This is amazing! I love the scene you created!

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  21. Love this folded card! What a surprise when you open it up! ^_^

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  22. My favorite card so far, on the hop. Beautiful job.

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  23. Amazing! This card is just perfect!

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  24. Oh yes, this is incredible. LOVE IT!

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  25. This card is so cute. I love how it opens to a little scene.

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  26. How creative! I love the layout and how the ouside and inside become part of one scene. Lovely!

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  27. Very, very creative card! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Wow this card is amazing. Thanks for sharing with a closer look!

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  29. This is a great idea for a card. It's like a little present inside a card. You see if from the front and then you open it and BAM....cute little scene inside. I love it!!!!

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  30. Like the style of your Double Z-Fold Card. Like the critters stamped & the snowflakes with the scene & background. I just made one for the first time yesterday that I'm posting to my blog tomorrow, Sat 12/14.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thanks for the info on the fold style, I had no idea what its called. :D

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  31. What a cool card. And, the way you are displaying it on your blog is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't happy when it was just open, didn't feel like it showed the card well enough.

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  32. This is so awesome! Super fun card, Sharna!

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  33. Super creative! Love the background

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  34. Wow, this is such a fun card! Love the background too!

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  35. Such a fun card!! Thanks for sharing

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  36. I love your beautiful winter sky and how your card folds. So cute!

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  37. wow - absolutely amazing!!! LOVE this!! that sky - swoon!! it's stunning!!! and the critters here are perfectly placed and colored!! what a gorgeous card!! it's so creative, fun and unique!! well done!!

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  38. Your sky came out awesome and love the thick border/the way you masked it off. The card itself is really cool, too!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I can't take the credit for the masking idea. Kristina Werner just had a card up and I had to try it out.

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  39. Wow...this is simply one amazing card.

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  40. I LOVE your inking, and what a fabulously creative fold. Superb!!

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  41. Wow wow wow. Great card. Love how it folds out into a such a lovely winter scene.

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  42. This is just awesome such a great idea :)
    Kate xx

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  43. This is such a clever and fun idea! Love that background!

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  44. Great card! Beautiful background!!!

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  45. WOW - what a gorgeous and creative card - nice job!

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  46. Just when I think I've seen all the creativity I can handle on this hop I get blown away by the next card. Love it - and your background is just perfect

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  47. Love this interactive card and what a sweet scene it unveils! The sky looks amazing as does the coloring!

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  48. So glad to see your part of the winter blog! Love your card!! Thanks so much for sharing and the inspiration!

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  49. Very cute card!!!! I love how it expands and I love the colors!! Amazing job!

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  50. Your card is an amazing work of art. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  51. So pretty and a fun surprise/decoration. Thanks for the explanation.

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  52. What a neat card! Very creative!!

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  53. Fantastic card, I love the different size card and unique fold! I just love it!

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  54. This is stunning. I adore the sky, you can almost see the northern lights in it. Beautiful!

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  55. This is wonderful! I love seeing different folds. The background is beautiful.

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  56. This card is simply breath taking! Extraordinary job! I adore it

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  57. Awesome card... Love the folds... Gotta try this for sure. Bookmarking you now.

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  58. Love Sharna's folding card
    Her site is so colourful and bright
    It is such a delight

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  59. Wow! Creative and fun design, very clever and cool x

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  60. This is the cutest card. Love how it opens up. Your shading is great. I didn't realize the snowflakes were sequins, how cool.

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  61. how cute is this? love the way it opens!

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  62. Wow! Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Wow! This is so clever and cute! Thanks for explaining how you did it.

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  64. This is absolutely incredible cute and so creative!!!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and hopping with Lawnscaping blog!

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  65. wow what an awesome interactive card...love this fold.

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  66. love the card design
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  67. This is awesome! What a delight to receive. I am definitely stealing your idea. So clever!

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  68. Great scene for a great folding card!

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  69. what a fun card! Love it!
    Sandra ltb

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  70. Amazing job on the background and so clever to make the card so interactive. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. amazing idea, i love the sweet scene you were able to put together with that fold out!

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  72. This is so very sweet and I love your design elements! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  73. Wow! What a beautiful card...I just love the background and the cute littler critters :)

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  74. Wow, this card is fab!! Really pretty and creative!

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  75. Wow, this card is fab!! Really pretty and creative!

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  76. Oh this came out so
    cute! Love it.
    Carla from Utah

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  77. This card is awesome! Great job!

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  78. Awesome card! I just love the gorgeous sky with all those super cute animals!! <3

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  79. I have died and gone to card heaven!!! This is stunning!!!!

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  80. SUPER fabulous winter scene Sharna - LOVE it :)

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  81. Wow! This is awesome... and the photo effect, however you did it is super cool!

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  82. what a clever way to display this beauty.

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  83. Stunning card, the night sky is just breathtaking!

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  84. wow you are so talented this is totally out of the box congrats

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  85. This is totally awesome - I so love this card

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  86. Awww, I love how this is both a normal sized card and a really long card all in one! Just delightful!

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  87. WOW!! Such an AWESOME Design!! I LOVE this idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Holiday Season!! ;)

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  88. What a great idea, such a striking card

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  89. This card is super adorable and unique. I love your background... I have to practice more with the distress inks to get a background like that.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I watch a lot of Jennifer McGuire videos, and Chari too, they always have some tips. I found that heavy paper or water color paper makes all the difference.

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  90. Your card is absolutely amazing!!! I LOVE your sky coloring and the way the card pops open! Great idea! Thank you for sharing this lovely project!

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