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10/19/2014

Christmas Card Club - Rita's Reindeer

Happy Sunday. Today is another Christmas Club Card - and the theme was selected by Miss Rita of RMG Creations. (a very lovely blog in case you don't know about this one).

Today's card came together fairly quickly, once decisions were made about which dies to use. I'm  not going into depth about the dies used, but if you want the info, let me know. I'll just explain a bit about the creation of it. Here goes:

 
 
- white card base was embossed, just a bit peeking out behind the popped up S/B die cut,. The die cut paper was VOS indeed. Found in the stash, though the swirls were evocative of a snowstorm. There is a noticeable difference in the white colors, since the swirled paper is quite old, but I rather liked the look.
 
- IO Santa sleigh & IO tree die, Sweet Stamps reindeer & MBox joy sentiment. All these dies were cut from a white snippet that has been floating around the desk for a while. To get the pearly glisten, a wet brush was swiped over a Mica Color Stargazer iridescent white (see below) and painted the shapes. Was quite pleased with the effect achieved, as I couldn't find any white pearlized paper. Good to know I can do this.
 
 
 
This is another VOS product...comes in handy when I rediscover it time after time!
 
Please take time to visit the other members of this fun Christmas Card Club- their links are on the sidebar. Let me also welcome a new follower, Lorraine (Rainey's Craft Room) who is a member of our group. Thanks for becoming a follower Lorraine!
 
 
Ya'll have a nice day, and hope it's as beautiful wherever you may be in the world, as it is here in Upstate South Carolina today. We've had several just perfectly wonderful Fall days lately. Big Hugs.
 
 
 

44 comments:

Mrs A. said...

That's a great idea to paint over the card with the mica paints. I managed to buy a set of these in a palette tray. Not quite the same as yours but I think thy will work just as well but not tried them out yet. so much to do and so little time or even the inclination to do so. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary what a stunning card, gorgeous dies, and a charming scene.
It's been a lovely challenge to do hasn't it.
Hope your well, hugs Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

This is a super card Mary and I love all the elements you have used. Everything just slots together so beautifully. Sorry I haven't been around lately but have been having rather a trying time. Hopefully things are improving again now. Hugs Christine xx

Sarah said...

Ooh, love the WOW Mary and with the twinkle from the Mica even better. I have pots and pots of H20's somewhere so thank you for the inspiration!! xx

Jacee said...

Lovely stylish classy card Mary, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

A wonderful WOW card Mary, love all the shiny mica on your die cuts. Carol x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love the white on white. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxxx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Your dies are just fab love the sleigh and reindeer!
Lucy x

Sue said...

Lovely card, very elegant.

Hope you've had a nice weekend. Sue

Planetsusie said...

This is so pretty Mary, I love white on white cards. Brilliant dies as well.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Hazel said...

Do love this Mary, love what you have done with that paint and dies. Hazel xxx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the dies you used!! I need the deer die!! Elegant and gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

I love Rita's choice of theme and I love your beautiful card, it really is quite stunning Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous White on White card Mary, very beautiful and with lots of reindeer on it too. thanks for welcoming me I thought I had followed you before but when I checked recently I wasn't in the list.
Lorraine

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very luxurious creation.
I love that fab pearly paint effect on it.
There is just something about all white cards that really appeals to me.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

dutchess said...

a really clasic card Mary ...beautiful composition with wonderful die cuts.....I just love white on white....xxxxx

pam said...

Beautiful WOW card Mary, lovely scene you have created with cutting dies, got a few of these paints, always forget about them..
pam

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card,love all the white and selection of dies and thanks for the tip about the pearlised paint
Carol x

rachel said...

Hiya Mary - so sparkly with the use of the mica powder Mary - a great card - and thanks for your support! Hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Stunning Mary, love it.

Kath x

mamapez5 said...

A lovely card Mary. You and I seem to think alike. I have five Art Quest palettes - the lady from my local craft shop in UK used to demonstrate them at the big craft shows - but I haven´t used them for years. Then tonight I got one out to add a bit of shine to my angel wings (see my newest post). They are lovely to use aren´t they.
I really like white on white cards and the shine on your´s is lovely. Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mary! So elegant looking! I love the iridescent look you achieved on the die cuts! You have an awesome collection of dies!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card. White always looks so elegant! Thank you for all the lovely comments that you left on my blog.

Pat said...

This is great Mary and love the die cuts and that gorgeous sheen you have mansged to get. What a pretty swirly background too. A beautiful card. x

Carol L said...

There's nothing prettier than white on white, and the shimmer is just fabulous! I love the stance on that deer too - what a wonderful die!! Nice job on this!

laurie said...

I love white on white..so stunning!

Maxine D said...

Oh Mary this is gorgeous - love the pearlised paper, and like you I love discovering VOS - I did that recently with some iridescent medium....
Blessings
Maxine

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Mary, wowow love this gorgeous creation and love the dies used, sure is a picture to admire.x
luv aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

brenda said...

May have been a quick one Mary, but extremely elegant.

B x

Cathy said...

Beautiful white on white card Mary, the mica paint worked a treat, the pearly sheen looks lovely, Cathy x

Petra Swart said...

Amazing look you got with the VOS, Mary - looks great!!! Your card is so beautiful!!! Love all the fun dies and how you have created the lovely scene!!!

Have a super week!!
Hugz

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the white on white Mary. The pearlized paint adds a lovely shine to your dies. Super effect - love it!

Faith A said...

This is just lovely, love the shine as you said a GREAT alternative to pearlised card. The card has a beautiful effect. That pearl is lovely addition. Love it it all.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my "Hero"

SARN said...

What a lovely festive make Mary. The shimmer you got from the paints is brilliant.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Mary, love the white on white and the glaze from the Mica paint. I have a couple of their sets, they are beautiful. You've reminded me to get them out and use them ! Cheers, Shirleyx

Jean Straw said...

A super card Mary, I love the dies you've used and they look gorgeous with the mica paint on them, what a good idea.
Jean x

Sandy said...

Joy to the world and joy to you too Miss Mary! This is one joyous Christmas card.
Sandy xx

scrappymo! said...

Looks wonderful, Mary. Love how you obtained the pearl sheen. It looks fabulous. I like when WOW cards have different shades of white. i think it gives a sense of depth.

I will remember your idea here. i do not have moca powders but do have a box of pearlescent "rouge" type product. FDound it while sorting and thought it might be fun to keep. But i did make a vow that if I have not used it before the move, then it is going to the thrift shop! teehee

Karen Petitt said...

It's gorgeous Mary - the shimmer on the reindeer is fantastic and an idea I shall borrow, don't worry though I will make sure to send them over to you huni. Another stunning card, yours always are stunning Karen x

Hazel said...

What a lovely card for Rita's CCC challenge (would love to see it linked as an entry for my CHNC challenge extra for October) x

Bonnie said...

Love that shimmer and the graceful reindeer as well as the other diecuts! White on white is always so elegant!

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this card is stunning!! I love the white on white with the shimmery white! Those dies are amazing and I just love the SB die. How cool that you made your own shimmer paper by coloring on it with you shimmer paints. It looks amazing. Your rocked this challenge!! Hugs, Brenda

Asha said...

oh wow! Mary! ow elegant is this card. Love that you made it white on white - so classy!
hugs, Asha