This week’s challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create a project that is inspired by a movie. Since I love winter, I selected the movie “Frozen.” Of course, that meant that I actually had to WATCH the movie Frozen in order to honestly say the movie inspired me for the card! My husband cooperated and we enjoyed an evening of Disney animated fun.
As you probably know, Elsa’s magical powers trap the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. There was one view of the kingdom where it looked so beautiful, with all the snow-covered roofs and smoke rising from the chimneys. I know it’s not that great in reality, having grown up in the Midwest. But I can look back fondly on it now that I live in the high desert of Arizona!
The serene snow village scene that I used on my card to replicate Arendelle is from the new “Frosty Fun” stamp set (D1611). I embossed it in white on our new Glacier cardstock and then used our chalk marker to color the house roofs. I fussy-cut around the top of the image before popping it up over the snow-filled sky. Snowflakes from several sets were used on the sky – Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG (G1085), Polar Bear Holiday (C1557) and Snowflakes (D1480). I stamped the lighter layer of snowflakes in White Daisy pigment ink, then let them dry. I came back and stamped some of the snowflakes again, but added white embossing powder this time to make them stand out. I must say, I am SOOO glad that CTMH is offering embossing powder again. It is one of my favorite items.
When Elsa was heading up the mountain and winter swirls were all around her, I noticed a beautiful bright color, and realized it was Thistle! Now that’s a CTMH consultant for you – thinking in our color palette *U*. So I stamped the sentiment on this card in our new Thistle ink and added a thin Thistle cardstock mat behind the Glacier cardstock before mounting it on the card base. The sentiment itself is from the Flakey Friends stamp set (C1506).
I like to add a little something to the inside of my cards as well, so found one of the larger snowflakes I hadn't used in the sky and added a few small flakes around it to finish it off.
Think about a favorite movie of yours, or maybe watch one you’ve been wanting to see, and design a project around it. Add it to the challenge posting over at Heart2 Heart. I can't wait to see what you all create.