Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Today I am featuring two cards using some beautiful Creative Impressions Metallic Embellishments along with die cuts in a whimsical way:

First up I  used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous deer from the Winter Wonderland die set.   I die cut the deer from cream card stock and colored them with soft foams and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I watched a tutorial by Kittie Caracciolo to learn this technique. Then I created the snowy background using the "snow" die from the same Winter Wonderland die set along with some "snow" I created by cutting some extra white card stock in a curvy pattern.  I used foam tape to adhere one of the snow mounds so that I could tuck in some Creative Impressions Metallic Green Tree Brad (90641)along with two of the smaller deer.

I wanted my larger deer to look like "Rudolph", so I added a Red Metallic Round (90670)                         to his nose.  Finally, he was placed on my panel along with some Creative Impressions Snowflake rounds (brads) from the White Snowflake Combo (90650) to add interest to the sky.

After the addition of one more GreenTree Brad, I adhered the panel onto a card and used some Diamond Stickles for some sparkle.

Here is the second card:

I used the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Woodlands die and cut the two trees from dark green  card stock.  The center of both trees pops out so that when they are placed on a white background it looks like snow on the trees.  I wanted the snow effect to be much more dramatic, so, after adhering the trees to a background panel prepared with blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I added white gesso with a paintbrush.

As you can see from this close up photo, I added some Metallic Mini Rounds in red from the Metallic Mini Rounds Assortment (90193) and some Red brads from the Metallic Rounds Assortment (90670) to the trees to serve as ornaments.  I then brushed a little gesso over the tops to make it look more natural.

Lastly, I stamped "Joy to All", an old Hero Arts stamp, at the top of the card panel and adhered the panel to a red card stock panel and then to a white card.

Hope your holidays are wonderful!

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