Good afternoon.Get set to see some old fashioned country Christmas images from DeeDee's Digis. Knew that I wanted this set as soon as I saw it. One of the things I love about DeeDee's Digi images is the ability to use the image as it is, shade or fancy it up as desired, or print the outline image and color with your own preferences.
Don't forget there's a terrific Customer Appreciation sale going on through December 1st. Good chance to build up your digi stash at great prices.
Additionally, I would like to welcome DeeDee of Stamping Sunshine as my newest follower. Hope you'll take time pop over to enjoy some inspiration with her wonderful designs at her personal blog. (as well as the Design Team and Challenge cards over at DeeDee's Digis website). Okay, enough blather.
Today is the 25th, so that means Rudolph Day has opened over at Stamping for Pleasure. This is the final challenge for the year, so don't miss playing along if you have the time. Rules are simple: 2 festive cards. Easy Peasy. I did my 2 cards pretty fast.
- Images printed on GP card stock. Added some details with WoS & Pentel Fine Point markers - which sparkle nicely IRL.
- MFT pierced circle die, shaded edges with Memento Desert Sand. One of the angel wings got an ink smudge from my fingers. Fussy cut the wings from a copy paper test print done to check sizing, adhered to the wings - added some glittering Diamond Stickles. WoS added to the Angel's shoes, collar, sox stripes, halo & star on the dress. Mr. Snowman got similar treatment for his star, arms, hat band and vest buttons. Copic shading on the green scarf. Used Copic E40 & E41 for shading around the snowy body, to keep with a vintage feel. Usually I would use BG0000, BG000 for cool shading on the snow.
- Cheery Lynn Italian Doily cut the mat for each image.
- Background for the angel: Applied Sookwang (double sided tape) to c/s. Cut strips of various size from snippets pile. If you look closely, you'll see some pieces of past projects :-). Great way to use up some snippets. Thought it made a nice 'country quilt' look that was appropriate for each image. Some of the pieces were just card stock, but some were off cuts of spraying projects done on mixed media or watercolor paper.
Snowman: Smaller c/s snippet got the Sookwang. Was not large enough to make a card base. Decided it would work as a border in the center of the card. Which was then obscured by the doily & image! Hence the smaller strip added at the bottom, underneath the sentiment.
- Cream color seam binding colored with Copic reinkers to compliment the color of the doily. Sentiment is part of the Country Christmas set.
- Snowman card base embossed on cream card stock with a Sheena Snowfall EF after inking the EF with Memento Peanut Brittle Luxe ink. Add some Stampendous frontage over the embossing. Even though the Luxe is a pigment ink that I thought would stay wet long enough for the frantage to adhere, it didn't. Took some Versamark, sprinkled the frantage again, and heated from the underneath. Need more practice with frantage, I must confess. This time, it's covered up anyway. :-)
Off to link up at the November Rudolph Day. Then popping over to see my little buddy bear, Parsnip at the Snippets Playground Week 152- since I have lots of snippety bits on each of these cards. Would love to see you come along and play too.
Take care & have a blessed & wonderful afternoon. Big Hugs.