Hello friends! As I had mentioned in yesterday’s post, we are currently being hit with snow AND ice over my way…so I might as well embrace it, right?! Although I’ve been trying to sneak in some Spring creations, I also enjoy creating Christmas/Winter cards throughout the year so that I can take my time and not be hurried during the rush of the Season at the end of the year which makes it more enjoyable…and peaceful! 🙂
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Sparkle N Sprinkle has released this gorgeous new stamp set this month called Winter Deer [00-935P5] which I’ve used on my card for today:
You can also get a Digital Version [DIGI935J] -(includes more sentiments/pre-colored) of this stamp set if you prefer that to rubber, but I have used the rubber stamp set for my card here. I started out with a piece of watercolor paper and used the Blue Blitz [1208N] and Atlantis Burst [1213N] Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create the background by spritzing it with water until I achieved the look I wanted and set aside to dry.
(You can also see my photo tutorial on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog if you like.)
I cut this panel out with an oval die and using my cut out deer for reference to see where I wanted to position the sentiment, I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set with White EP [EP166] . I used some Magic Speckle EP [EP175] for a really cool background effect over the watercolor panel! (You can see it better in the photos below.) I’ve used both SNS Dimensional Glue  as well as foam dots to attach the deer image and oval layers together. I’ve used both white cardstock as well as some gold mirror cardstock for the layered panels.
Here’s a closer look at the Copic coloring I’ve done on the deer as well as the Magic Speckle EP effect on the background! Since it’s a thicker type of powder, I didn’t attach it with anything. I just added “piles” of it where I wanted and melted it from underneath so it didn’t blow all over. Loving how it has that “icy look” to it! I’m using this same EP again soon! So stay tuned!
For the deer, I’ve used my Tim Holtz 5″ Mini Scissors [816E] to VERY carefully cut this image out and then used a black marker to go along the edges to hide my imperfections. For the snow over the branches, I’ve used a Nuvo Precision Glue Pen [206N] to go over it and then sprinkle some Sparkling Snow Glitter [G1003] over it. I also took the Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops [667N] and covered the “berries” with it. I set this aside until dry to work on the rest of my card.
So for the glittery background panel behind the oval layers, I took a piece of white cardstock and attached it with a piece of the SNS Super Adhesive Sheets [SAS02] and die cut it out with a scallop rectangle die. I removed the release paper from it and burnished some of the same Sparkling Snow Glitter [G1003] into this panel. I attached it over another piece of gold mirror cardstock and then wrapped some organdy ribbon around it and attached a bow along the side.
In the center of the bow, I added a snowflake sequins and then put a dot of the SNS Dimensional Glue  in the center of it and then added some more of the Sparkling Snow Glitter [G1003].
These layers were attached to an A2 sized top folding white card base and then the oval layers were attached over the glitter panel next to the bow.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and got inspired to keep ahead of making your Christmas cards this year! Thank you so much for dropping in! I really appreciate your kindness and support so much!! (Reading your comments always brightens my day more than you know! HUGS)
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Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:
- Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes
- Merry Little Christmas – (MLCCB7) Anything Christmas Goes
- The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
- 4 Crafty Chicks – Lots of Layers
- Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies
- Allsorts – Winter Sparkle