Monday, January 23, 2017

Winter Hues for Winter Blues...

The weather is cold, rainy and not very uplifting...I think I'm suffering from the winter time blues.  It's been  a while since I had time to play with my crafty stash and create something that didn't include a deadline.  I have quite a few new die cuts that I purchased toward the end of 2016 that I finally took out of the packages they arrived in.  Now, the problem is, which do I use first?

Here's just a few of the ones I now have in my stash...
Ten new Tutti Designs die cuts.  I love this new line of dies.  They  beautiful details and  release paper so well.  You will find all of these fabulous dies in the Dies R Us Store inventory.


I decided since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I was going to make a card with hearts using my new Tutti Designs Flowery Hearts, Nesting Stitched Hearts, Dianthus Branch and Word Set - Love.  Then I saw this challenge mood board on the Die Cuttin' Divas Blog...



Here are the "winter blues" colors that I wanted to create with.  So, with this in mind, I pulled some silver metallic and blue velvet scraps from my stash along with a piece of heart patterned paper.  The heart and snowflake topper in the upper right photo helped me decide on heart placement in my design.

 "Love"

 I love velvet paper and it cuts beautifully with dies. Blue velvet always reminds me of an old Bobby Vinton song, "She Wore Blue Velvet", that my mother used to sing when I was young.  The metallic paper was perfect for the background pieces and sentiment.   Don't those little flowers make you think of snowflakes?  I added a silver bow and flower to the Dianthus stem tucked behind the hearts.  Although it's not the traditional Valentine color of red or pink, I think it still speaks of romance.

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15 comments:

Scrapper69 said...

This is simply GORGEOUS!! So Elegant! Love it!

Theresa
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Kandy Krazee said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card!! The the metallic silver and royal blue velvet are stunning together!!! So, so so beautiful!!!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh WOW.. this is GORGEOUS!!!! I have always loved silver and Royal together... what a gorgeous, rich and elegant color combination! This card just screams elegance to me..I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Dies R Us in our "Winter Blues" challenge!! Hope to see you in our next one! Have a fabulous day! :)
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Jo-DRU DT
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Marty Fishman said...

Vicki, your card is beautiful! I love your blue velvet hearts (and Bobby Vinton's song)and the silver metallic paper really shows off the beauty of those new dies. Your bow is perfect and I just love the tulle flower in the center. In this case, winter blues are very uplifting! Thanks so much for joining our January challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ :-)

Darlene said...

WOW! What a stunner Vicki! LOVE your choice of color and dies. Beautifully constructed and sure to make anyone's jaw drop! GORGEOUS! So glad you found some time to craft and I have to agree ... I think I'm suffering from wintertime blues myself although I shouldn't be since we actually had doors/windows open on Saturday since it was in the 60s here in Ohio. Wait ... maybe that's the problem ... it was only one day and I'm ready for more! LOL Either way, I'm inspired by your beautiful sharing today and think I'll get busy crafting! Thank and HAPPY DAY!

Darlene said...

Ooops me again! Totally forgot to thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation in our 'Winter Blues' challenge at Dies R Us! So happy you've come to share your creation with us!!
Darlene
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Beth F. said...

This is really a beautiful card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your Valentines card is beautiful and especially love that your used your new dies and made it blue and silver! So inspiring!

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card!!! Love the velvet blue hearts and the metallic intricate diecut on the background!

Kathy Krug said...

Vicki, this is soooo gorgeous. Love that blue velvet paper and all the contrasting textures on this card.

Suzanne C said...

I love that you used the winter hues for a valentines card. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Winter Hues Challenge!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely card, beautiful hearts, sensational die cuts, gorgeous silver and blue. It really does ooze romance! It's perfect in every way! Thank you for sharing it with us for our Winter Hues challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely card, beautiful hearts, sensational die cuts, gorgeous silver and blue. It really does ooze romance! It's perfect in every way! Thank you for sharing it with us for our Winter Hues challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Being in love can give you the blues, too, Vic! What a great take on the Winter Blues theme! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie Winter Hues Challenge!

Nancy Dynes said...

I love your beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
Hugs,
Nancy

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