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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

From the Winter Garden Collection


 Hi All, we had a "warm" day here in Michigan, all of 19 degrees out there, dropping to 1 tonight, but this is far better than the -37 degree windchill of the last few days so no complaints ha ha. The below zero temperatures have been unbelievable, even for Michigan, ha ha.  
I made this card with an image from  Gecko Galz Winter Garden Collection, it has so many gorgeous images in the set, I love playing with it.  For this card I printed the image twice and fussy cut the thick branches and birds.  I used a bit of glue on the base of the tree only, so the cut image is loosely resting above, it really gives it a different dimensional look.   I embossed the white cardstock for more dimension.  How did I get that perfect mat of blue you say, with my  Perfect Layers Rulers of course.  
 I am entering this card into the January Color Challenge Blue and White at Gecko Gals Ephemera group.  We have quite a few fun challenges going on there with some great prizes too, I would love to have you join us.    
And don't forget this month Gecko  Galz is having our bi-Annual buy one get one sale. Buy any product and get a second of equal or lesser value FREE!          
That's it, thanks for looking, and stay warm!  ~Diane  

I'm linking this card to the Snowbirds Challenge at City Crafters
     

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20 comments:

  1. Hi Diane, this card and envelope is beautiful. I love the wintry color and the peace and calm of the details. I love the embossed background. Really a great touch.
    I heard how cold it is from our family and I can't imagine. Well, I guess I can and I don't want to remember. LOL
    Stay warm and safe.
    Hugs!

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  2. Divine Winter Blues. Hot Cocoa Warm Hugs...

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  3. Beautiful card, love the image, that set is my favourite, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Oh wow wow, this is just gorgeous. so love the scene and the dimension on some of those branches. An amazing matching envelope once again.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  5. Great card and envelope Diane, lovely image.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  6. Diane this is such gorgeous use of the image. The fussy cutting adds a different twist to the image, so clever of you to do this.
    It's really lovely to have you on the GG team.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. Diane, this is just STUNNING and as always you have a spectacular envelope! You should link this card to City Crafters Blog. You should see their challenge!

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  8. I don't know how you survive in such temps. We are at the other end of the scale with 30C temps. Love your card....such delicate cutting.

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  9. Gorgeous card with wintery image and matching enevelope!

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  10. Terrific card! Perfect for the challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  11. Diane, you card and envelope are stunning! A clever, creative spin using these gorgeous images from GG! Hugs, Yvonne

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  12. beautiful, Diane! The fussy cutting for dimension really makes for a stunning winter scene.

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  13. Lovely frosty and wintery card, Diane! The fussy cutting is so worth the effort and adds such depth! Well I hope you aren't freezing! It has been so bad your way and scary! Stay safe and warm! Hugs!

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  14. this is a little work of art, diane! love it! stay warm!

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  15. How absolutely delightful. So wintery and charming. Looking forward to spring - not far off. The card you made for Valerie is stunning. big hugs, Donna

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  16. Beautiful card!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  17. Oh hun vthis is really beautiful amazing detail as always hugs cheryl xxx

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  18. This is beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creation with us at City Crafter Challenge Blog.

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  19. What a beautiful card!!! I love every little detail!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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