Saturday, January 17, 2015

Merry Christmas Deer- A Fun Background Technique



Hi Stampers!!

I had a chance to play in my craft room this week and created this tag card for the Merry Monday #141 Christmas Critters Challenge along with the Simon Says Monday “Get Inky” Challenge and the Splitcoaststampers CCC15 Christmas Card Challenge

 If you have not already visited the above sites, I hope you will find the time to do so- fabulous Design Team inspiration as well as galleries! 

To create this card:

Create the tag from Whisper White cardstock (I used a Graphic45 Album Tag as a template) and adhere the Typeset Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Whisper White cardstock.

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry  Distress Inks to the background (spritzing with water and allowing the colors to merge).  

Dry with a Heat Tool and add more color as needed.    Use Soft White Acrylic Paint with a stencil brush to add a bit of splatter to the background and a Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen to add a few small snowflakes.

Once dry, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Ink over the background and dry with the Heat Tool.

De-static the background with the Embossing Buddy®, stamp the snowflakes using Versamark™ Ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool. 

Create the snowbank using Whisper White cardstock (I cut the curvy banks by hand) and add the panel to the bottom of the tag.  

Use the Project Life® ¾” Corner Rounder to round the corners, add the Basic Black cardstock behind the tag and create the corners at the bottom of the tag using the Project Life® ¾” Corner Rounder Punch.  Carefully hand cut the curves at the top of the tag.

Use the Big Shot™ to cut the sentiment with the Merry Christmas to All (Memory Box) die from Silver Foil Paper for the sentiment and the Deer Trio Die (Impression Obsession) from Basic Black cardstock for the deer.  Add both to the tag (using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to adhere the deer).

Use the Martha Stewart Alpine Snowflake Punch to punch out a few snowflakes from Silver Foil Paper and add to the embossed snowflakes on the front of the tag.

Adhere a few Large Rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes and add the 5/8” Black Satin Ribbon bow to the top of the tag.

Create the card base from Whisper White cardstock (this card is 7 ½” tall by 5 ½” wide). 

Mount a piece of Basic Black cardstock to the card front and add a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

On a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock, repeatedly stamp the snowflakes using Versamark™ Ink, trim and mount onto the card front.

Add the tag to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:  Many Merry Stars

Ink: Versamark™, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry and Picket Fence Distress Inks, Soft White Acrylic Paint, Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, Typeset DSP, Silver Foil

Accessories: Big Shot™, Deer Trio die (Impression Obsession), Merry Christmas to All die (Memory Box), Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder,  Punches- Project Life® ¾” Corner Rounder, Alpine Snowflake (Martha Stewart);  5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Large Rhinestones, Soft White Acrylic Paint

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a great weekend!!

6 comments:

Katie Melhus said...

This is great! Love the black deer against your gorgeous background - well done! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Lori said...

Wow, this is sooo pretty! Love the whole scene you've created here! Gorgeous background :) Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

Bananastamper said...

oooh, this is stunning!!! I love the colours and how the silhouettes pop! Gorgeous!

Hansi Brittain said...

I love the tag and the complexity of the background. Thank you for the tutorial.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful scene!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

ßeulah ßee said...

The contrast of darks and lights on this card is very effective. I appreciate the rich colors you have used.

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