It’s Winter at Cute Card Thursday!

Hello friends!  Brr!  Can you feel it?  I sure can where I live!  Although winter is not quite here yet, it will be around very soon!  ‘Tis the Season to make wintry type creations and that is the theme this week over at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog…so hop on over and join us!  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Here’s what I’ve created for the challenge:


This week we are being sponsored by Di’ Digi Stamps and I have actually used the freebie stamp designed by this company that is available at Kit and Clowder.  (Click on the link to go directly to the post to grab it on the Facebook Group!)  The digital stamp is called “Winter Night“.

This is my first try at creating a “northern lights” background and I thought it was was fairly simple to do.  I thought this sweet image was perfect for it!  I’ve used some dies from My Favorite Things for the glittery scallop frame as well as the sentiment and the iceberg dies in the background.

After coloring up the image, I fussy cut it out for the top layer of the design.  It was that simple because that glittery star was left in place while I created the background, so I’ve printed it out twice and placed the fussy cut image over top.  For the “water” I took a fine line marker and made my own markings around the piece of ice the critters are on.

I also sponged around the edges of the “water” die cut panel and also white heat embossed the sentiment in the corner and added some more ink over top of that to pop it out a bit more.


Here’s a closer view of the colored up image with Copics.  You can see where I’ve taken a glitter brush pen over the piece of ice they’re on.  On the star above them as well as the little critter’s hat trim, I used a glue pen and added some glitter over top.  I kept the colors more wintry than Christmas for this design.

For the “stars” or “snow fall”…however you want to look at, I’ve taken some watered down white paint and splattered it with a fan brush.

Sometimes when you have an idea in your head, you feel like it will come together fairly simply and quickly, but for some reason, this one kept me occupied for way too long!  I had to reprint several times and had a couple of attempts at trying to line up everything correctly too!  It just seems way faster in your head sometimes! LOL!


This was also my first time using one of these images too!  They’re really adorable and I enjoyed coloring this one up for my aurora borealis sky!

I hope you’ve enjoyed it too and you will stop on over at the Cute Card Thursday blog and come join the challenge with this week!

Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!


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  3. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

25 thoughts on “It’s Winter at Cute Card Thursday!

  1. All of your efforts paid off well in this beautiful creation! The sky is amazing with the bright lights and the ice they’re floating on is perfect! Great fussy cutting, coloring and a beautiful design to boot! Love this one 🙂


  2. LOVE this card with the northern lights. The colors and the techniques have come together to make a wonderful card.


  3. Oh my goodness your sky is incredible! You say it’s easy, but for some reason, I don’t believe you 🙂 And of course you would have iceberg dies! Your whole scene is just beautiful.


  4. Wonderful Northern Lights sky Vicki and those adorable little critters sure look like they are hoping that they will have something fun and wonderful for Christmas. Adorable card x. I am away for three weeks so I will catch up on my return x.


  5. Vicki! How completely magical! Look at the darling little critters, not only having fun, but marveling at the colorful sky you have made just for them! I just love your style and the techniques you have mastered so beautifully. GORGEOUS card, and oh-so-cute! hugs, de


    1. That is so sweet of you to stop by and let me know about the post as I have missed that! Thank you so much for your comment as well! I have sent out an e-mail! 🙂


  6. This is both stunning and adorable, Vicki! I can’t believe you haven’t made dozens of northern lights ~ you’ve done an amazing sky here! Your critter coloring is fantastic and I love the icy border!! Hugs, Darnell


  7. What a beautiful scene! Your coloring is amazing, and you always create the most wonderful scenes! You are so talented, my friend! Thanks for sharing!


  8. Wow, you have fantastic coloring and great layouts, and sparkles. Thought you might be interested in joining with us at Double Trouble Papercrafting this past week and next week for “Bring on the Glitz” and teaming up with Cupcake Inspirations “Snowman” (maybe they would consider bears and penguins as snow people. Would love you to join us.


  9. Adorable image, Vicki, fab coloring (of course), and you did an incredible job on the Northern Lights! Or are they Southern Lights since there’s a penguin? Hmmm, polar bear (Arctic), penguin (antarctic), and a mouse from who knows where. Only in craft land. lol Magnificent creation, regardless. 😀


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