Video: Rays of Color Winter Scene

by Mindy Eggen August 23, 2021 6 Comments

Welcome everyone! It's Mindy here with you today to show how I used the Rays of Color Window Fancy Die for a Christmas/Holiday card.

I have a video tutorial that you can check out down below or HERE on the Hero Arts YouTube channel.

This die can be used in so many ways! It's great for die cut inlay techniques, shaker cards, adding a rainbow of color to your card or as beams of light for a winter sky like I did today. I also love that you can turn it in either direction and get a great look!

I needed to create a winter sky so I brought out my inks and blending brushes for a little ink blending. I'm going to use a 3-color blend to transition from light to dark by using Aquatic, Deep Ocean and Navy Ink on Dove White cardstock. I always start light handed with my blending brush on a slick surface. Once I load my blending brush up with ink, I tap a little off on the side so I don't come in too harsh.

To give the look of snow falling in the background, I like to use White Glimmer Metallic Ink and flick it all over my background.

Have you seen the new glitter cardstocks?! They are gorgeous and of course I worked it into my card today. The Rays of Color Window Fancy Die is cut from the white glitter cardstock which can be found in the Glitter Paper Basics set.

I'm going to attach the die cut window to my blended panel using Precision Glue. Be sure to check out the video for my little trick to attaching these together!

A winter scene isn't complete unless I add some snowy hills so I used the Trifold Edge Winter Pine to die cut out two hills from Dove White cardstock.

I'm going to attach one of the snowy hills to the front panel using foam tape to give my card dimension.

Before attaching my second snowy hill I need to add a sentiment. I'm going to use a sentiment from the Merry Snowmen stamp set and stamp it in Navy ink to tie into the background.

The last piece of my card is adding this whimsical deer from the new Looking Glass Winter Forest die set. I die cut the window from Dove White cardstock, lightly ink blended on Soft Brown ink to give it some color and then trimmed it away from the window so it is a stand-alone image.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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6 Responses

Maryann Ferry
Maryann Ferry

August 29, 2021

Very nice card. Thank you.

Christine E
Christine E

August 25, 2021

A truly incredible STUNNER! Thank you so much for sharing!

Henriëtte Mulder
Henriëtte Mulder

August 24, 2021

Awesome card Mindy, I totally love it!
Thank you so much for sharing and for the video.
Stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

August 23, 2021

Wonderful Christmas snowy scene with the Deer, forest of trees and snowy hills.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

August 23, 2021

Very pretty card, simple but elegant. I love that “ray” die. Probably one of my next purchases. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Rachel G
Rachel G

August 23, 2021

Beautiful clean look with the white trees layered on the background!