This is one of my favorite cards I've made in a while. I just love how that green spray looks with all the neutrals. I started by scraping heavy gesso onto a piece of cardstock. I made sure it was really uneven, because I wanted a lot of texture. When it was dry, I sprayed with dirty martini dylusions spray and then some water to cover my background.
Next I stamped the reindeer from Jolly Jingles, coloring with Copic markers and cutting with the coordinating Winter Friends Die Set. He looked really good next to a scrap of designer paper I had on my desk, so I cut that with a stitched circle die and embossed the sentiment from Beyond Measure in white. I needed a little detail to stand out, so I just lightly went around it with a copic marker for a shadowing effect. Next I stamped the greenery from Beyond Measure in pear pizzazz ink and then cut with the coordinating Christmas Spirit Die Set. I colored the greenery with a blender pen, then added a bit of sparkle to the leaves and antlers with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Now that everything was dry, I layered my circle and elements together and decided the background needed a few snowflakes. I stamped them around and embossed in white. My finishing touches were some distressed edges and a bit of seam binding, twine and rusty jingle bells.
Okay, thanks so much for hopping along with us this week! I've so enjoyed reading your sweet comments.
Next up on the hop is the fabulous Lee Ann Barrett.
|1. Julee||7. Charmaine|
|2. Lee Ann (Guest)||8. Betty|
|3. Lynn (Guest)||9. Maureen|
|4. Tenia(Guest)||10. Teresa|
|5. Marisa||11. Christyne|
Stamps: Jolly Jingles, Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scrap (Teresa Collins), white
Ink: dirty martini spray (Dylusions), Pear pizzazz ink (SU!), black (Versafine), copic markers, versamark
Accessories: Winter Friends Die Set, Christmas Spirit Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles (MFT), heavy gesso (Prima), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic), jingle bells, seam binding, white embossing powder