Posts tagged ‘Christmas Deer’

July 10, 2021

A little dash of Christmas

Hello and welcome.

I love the colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week…

 

 

I have several Christmas decorations in these colours – love them!

Look how lush the colours look together – very regal.

I had the perfect colour of sequins to add as a finishing touch. I bought them in a tiny craft store in Banff, Canada when we went on a ski holiday a few years ago – I just can’t resist shiny things!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamps, card and inks by Stampin Up, die cut by Sizzix.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Challenge.

Enjoy your weekend

June 12, 2021

Sizzix Christmas Deer

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog.

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this month is to use grey, gold and black – rather an unusual combination, and not one I would have thought of myself to use, but I love how my card turned out…

I started by cutting the base card in smoky slate to make a 5.5″ square card…

Next I added a layer of patterned paper from the Snowberry collection by the Lovely Studio, which has these pretty snowflakes in soft grey. I stamped the bold greeting, from the Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin Up, directly onto the paper in VersaFine Clair black ink, using my Misti stamping tool for perfect placement.  I love this ink – it’s so juicy, stamps beautifully and doesn’t stain my stamps – perfect!  It’s easy clean up too – just water and a good scrub on my stampin’ scrub and done!

I die cut two christmas deer by Sizzix, one in black and one in brushed gold, and layered them together, off-setting the black one just a little to create a shadow, and popped up with foam adhesive, adding a little dimension…

Finally, a sprinkle of gem stones to finish.  I didn’t have any black gems so used a black alcohol marker to colour the brown ones I had – worked brilliantly!

It pushed me out of my comfort zone using this unusual colour combination, but I really enjoyed experimenting and seeing what worked together, and I love the end result.

I hope you’ve been inspired, and that you will join in the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend

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