Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Queen of Hearts - Thinking of You

Welcome to the Queen of Hearts Event!
Here is my contribution!
For my 5"x 7" Card I used the small Thinking of You stamp from Quietfire Design
I cut the Birch Trio and Bird Memory Box Dies from card stock and set aside. Then inked up the back of the  Birch Trio die with Iced Spruce DI and stamped it onto card front to create a shadow for the trees. I created the snowy background and sky with pastels and a torn strip of card stock as a mask (photo detail).

Starting at the base of each tree I painted the tree shadows on the snow with Iced Spruce DI. When all was good and dry I attached the Birch Trio die cut over the tree shadow. Then randomly sprayed Smooch Spritz on all but the sky area.

I cut a strip of Vellum and stamped Thinking of You with Jet Black Archival Ink then again with Silver Encore Ink. Once ink was dry I attached Vellum to card front with Double sided tape. To complete the card I added the Ribbon and Bird die cut.

Thanks for hopping by! Jutta

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Feb 10 Holly and Theresa
Feb 11 Sherry and Jutta (you are here) 
Feb 12 Wendy and Terre
Feb 13 Yogi and Robyn
Feb 14 Suzanne and Wanda

 For a chance to win….
Leave a comment below before midnight PST February 14, 2014. A winner will be randomly chosen
from my list of comments and your name will be posted on February 15, 2014.
For more details AND to enter in the Queen of Hearts Challenge, please visit
http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

54 comments:

  1. Love the birch trees. This will make a great man card too. Christine

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  2. Eileen L. said.....
    What a pretty card. Love how you did the snow and shadow. Very tranquil scene.
    Also love how you attached the vellum, very pretty.

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  3. that's a nice way to add the text. pretty card. Have a great day

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  4. What a beautiful, shimmery card! I really like it!

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  5. Very nice. I love the extra work you went to to create the birch shadows. I also love the font of the "Thinking of you". What I do not like is the snow...I have enough snow here !!!

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  6. How neat!! Your background and background technique are very cool! Your card is a beauty!

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  7. Beautiful project. Very pretty work. Judy

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  8. Pretty, and wintery and lovely to look at, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful and wintery Jutta- love it!

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  10. Love how you created your shadows!

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  11. What a great card, love those shadows.

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  12. Very nice. Love the way you created the shadows.

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  13. I had never considered that you could create drop shadows using two colors of ink when stamping. What a great idea. Thanks for creating such a great card.

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  14. Love the look of this card, Jutta. I have not worked much with dies so will give it a try. Reminds me of winter which we all seem to be going through this year. Very inspiring.

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  15. Loved your card and liked the idea about stamping the Thinking of you with black then silver as it gives a shadow effect. Carmen G.

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  16. Such a dramatic card, perfect for a man. Just lovely.

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  17. Quite lovely! Your shadows for the trees looks fabulous!

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  18. this is gorgeous. I love trees and vellum so. this just fits my style. so elegant. it kind of looks like the weather we are having outside today.

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  19. Love it! I make cards for Operation Write Home and this would be a perfect masculine card!

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  20. A wonderful scene and great use of the die to stamp the birch shadows.

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  21. This card really captures the icy stillness of the woods in winter. Just beautiful!

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  22. Such a lovely card! The birch tree's and white beautiful.. Hugs..Patti

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  23. Lovely card! Love the shawdows. Just adore the birch trees!!!!!

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  24. This is a very beautiful & peaceful looking card. I especially like the shadow effect behind the birch trees. TFS.

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  25. Gorgeous card! I love the trees and shadows and the pretty sentiment embossed on vellum!

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  26. Stunning card. Those trees and shadows are so unique. beautiful job on the card, fun tutorial.

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  27. Nicely done - I like everything about it...especially the shadows!
    Jan

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  28. This is so clever. It looks for all the world as though you stamped on ribbon!

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  29. Amazing shadowing technique. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. this is beautiful and simple but with lots of techniques. Thank you!

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  31. A beautifully wintery card. I love the joining of "winter" and the "thinking of you" - it fits! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. very pretty, such a great way to show off the trees to me. thanks

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  33. Thanks so much I really appreciate all your kind comments! :)
    I'd love to see your cards in the Queen of Hearts challenge. Good Luck!

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  34. What a stunning card! Best of luck in the challenge!

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  35. Great card and I love how you used the trees!

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  36. Trees are one of my favorite (nature) and the job you did was terrific. Thank you so much for sharing your art. -Con

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  37. Jacoline FitzgeraldFebruary 13, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    I love how you have created this image. I have been wanting to purchase the Birch Trees but needed to know how it presented itself in a card and this has helped me in my decision. This is just such a lovely presentation and it certainly has inspired me to work more with my die's.

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  38. Beautiful, elegant and different. Love it!

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  39. Gorgeous card; love the details. Thanks for sharing

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  40. Great tutorial & technique! Those birch trees are so perfect to use for many different types of card designs. Thanks so much for sharing this technique.

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  41. Very nice project!! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Spooky! Love it! JW

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  43. Wow, Jutta, your card is stunning. Very elegant.

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  44. Love the simplicity of your design.

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  45. You almost go brrrrr..with the cold looking at the card. Very cute and would love to see a video on exactly how you did the tree shadows in the snow. You did an awesome job!!

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  46. This is a beautiful card. I love the use of vellum and ribbon. What a nice card. Thanks!

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  47. I always learn something from others' blogs, and this was no exception. I'd never have thought of inking the back of the die for shadow - perfect! Beautiful card - love it. Thanks, Jutta!

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  48. Love the idea of inking the BACK of the die for a shadow Jutta. This card is lovely :)

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  49. What can I say, less is more! Beautiful work.

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  50. Stunning card. The shadows just make the whole thing pop. Nice work.

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  51. WOW! I picked up several techniques from your card. The design is beautiful and I love how you detailed the instructions. TFS.

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  52. Thats lovely and some very cool techniques that you shared. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. Thank you every one your kind comments are very much appreciated!

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