Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Christmas Blessings Deer- PP112 and SC401

Hi Stampers!           
I just love the colors in this week’s PP112Color Challenge at The Paper Players so I had to take the time to stamp a Christmas card (I am still so far behind on my original commitment..I am such a procrastinator).  I also decided to incorporate the SplitcoaststampersSC401 Sketch Challenge- just love the sketches at Splitcoaststampers!
 Both of these sites are so full of inspiration and if you are not careful, you can spend all day on the computer versus stamping …but I hope you find the time to visit them :-)

To create this card:

Punch the moon out using the 1 3/8” Circle Punch and apply Baja Breeze using Sponge Daubers for the sky (I used torn scrap paper to create the snow drifts). 

Remove the moon mask and hold the torn paper pieces in place (for the snow drifts) as you stamp the back tree line using Basic Gray Classic- I used the tree grouping image from Lovely As A Tree.   

Continue sponging Baja Breeze along the torn areas for the tops of the snow drifts in the center of the card and in the foreground.   Stamp the large foreground pines using Basic Gray (this tree stamp was from the new set, Evergreen) while masking a bit of the snow.  This sounds complicated but it is very easy- give it a try :-)!

Cover part of the snow area near the bottom with the mask and stamp the deer image using Basic Black.  My stamped image was not as bold as I had expected, so I darkened the image using the Basic Black SU! Marker. 

Use the Big Shot™ to cut this entire panel out using an Oval Die and layer over another set of ovals cut from Basic Black cardstock (to frame the image).  Apply line glue lines using the 2-Way Glue Pen for the Dazzling Diamond details for the "sparkling snow"- this is hard to see the glitter in the photo but it is there:-).

 Use the Big Shot™ the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock as well as a piece of Basic Gray DSP (from the DSP Stack).  Lightly sand the Basic Gray cardstock and layer both pieces onto a piece of Whisper White for the background layers of the sketch.

Add the ½” Baja Breeze Seam Binding over the middle section to cover the seam of the DSP and add the oval focal image with SU! Dimensionals.  

Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock, punch out using the XL Oval Punch and layer with Basic Black (two additional ovals overlapping to create the border).

Add the ½” Seam Binding bow and the felt snowflakes (retired SU!) highlighted with Dazzling Diamonds and Rhinestones to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Deer, Christmas Blessings, Evergreen, Lovely As A Tree

 Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Ovals Framelits™ (Sizzix), SU! Dimensionals, ½” Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds, Little Felt Flurries (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by- I had so much fun with this whimsical deer! I hope all of you have a great week creating and stamping- God Bless!


Deborah said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! You're very talented - thanks for sharing your instructions :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a wonderful creation!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh Julie! This is amazing. So serene and beautiful. Love, love the moonlit landscape and the silhouette of the deer. You are the master of sponging and this card is a prime example. Just fabulous. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Heather Cooper said...

Oooh, gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Julie, you are so very talented,your cards are lovely!

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