Wednesday, January 22, 2020

TCC127 Very Merry

Hi Friends!

I think that this is a fabulous inspiration photo! I love all of the texture from the distressed cabin walls, the blankets as well as those great pillows with the deer/moose images plus the snow and was inspired to create a Clean and Layered/ Mixed Media card!

I am trying to make an effort to create more Christmas cards throughout the year so that I am not so pressured in late November :-)

I am also linking this card to the Retro Rubber #126 “It's Cold Outside!” (the sentiment used for this card is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set, Short & Sweet circa 2007) and the Word Art Wednesday #422-#423 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

The  central silver panel on this card was originally a piece of light grey miscellaneous designer paper (very thin and from my stash) that was embossed with the same knit embossing folder. 
Several layers of Platinum embossing mousse, pearl texture paste and frost white shimmer paint were applied and spritzed with water to create a metallic look.  Once the panel was dry, it was re-embossed with the embossing folder to bring out more of the texture. 

The deer head was die cut four times (three from  white cardstock and one from black).  All were layered together to create a thicker die cut and a clear shimmer pen was used to add glitter to the black layer.

Close-up to show the shimmer on the deer and center panel
Stamp Sets:  Short & Sweet (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™,  Nuvo™ Platinum Embellishment Mousse, Faber-Castell® Texture Luxe™ Pearl Paste, Wink of Stella™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, misc. gray designer series paper

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, Tim Holtz™ Sizzix™ Texture Fades Holiday Knit Embossing Folder, MFT Dies- Stitched Rectangle STAX A2 Set 1 & 2, Stitched Squares STAX; Savvy Stamps Deer Head Die; Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Cozy Cabin} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, February 3rd  at noon EST.


StampinwithAnita said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julie! A great start for 2020 Christmas cards. Your cards are a work of art♥️

A.Rose said...

That’s a great combination of challenges.

Jan Clothier said...

Such a lovely way to use the embossing folder! I like the simple colours combined with the richness of the textures. Beautiful work, as always, Julie. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Claire Grantham said...

This is a great card Julie, love all the texture and I am a sucker for a Stag/Moose/Deer. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Beautiful image! Love the textured background. Thank you for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Great card, Julie! My eyes did not want to believe these are not black and white photos of a colorful card, lol! Really great texture from all that dry embossing, xoxo

Neva Cole said...

What a great take on both the challenges! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber for our Winter Themed challenge!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Julie. Love how you did the textured layers.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous creation...the embossing makes the simple design really stand out! Everything about it is very impressive!

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