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5/25/2016

SU Woodland Folder for Rudolph Day May 2016

Good morning, and welcome to Rudy Day, May 2016! I've had the Stampin Up Woodland NBUS embossing folder for a while. Had been seeing some really pretty cards using it, so after sorting the embossing folders for a couple nights, decided this folder needed to be used. Guess what? It was NOT in the SU plastic storage box....it was NOT in the Trees section of the other EF plastic boxes. So much for my sorting efforts  :-(  ! Then remembered putting it away 'carefully' so I'd not misplace it, (not in the EF boxes of course!). Began hunting through some other places. It did turn up, and after this use, will go into that SU box.  I liked the folder so much I made several cards - just using different colors of inks. Here's one of the cards that I decided would work for Rudolph Day. You DO know about Rudolph Day, right? It's a challenge hosted by Maureen of Scraps of Life by Scrappymoi, starts the 25th of each month til month's end. Only rule: have a Christmas theme. Easy Peasy, yes?



 
- SU Woodland Textured Embossing folder over a top fold tan cardstock, which was left from another project (Hmm...could this be considered a snippet? Perhaps). Copic warm grays to shadow the trees and darken around the tree bark. A white pigment ink (Hero Arts Unicorn - very wet)
was used to ink the folder. My first effort, I inked the trees instead and that yielded nice look - but that will be in a later DT post. Looked at some videos, yeah, you're meant to ink the background....Many thanks to all those bloggers & Pinterest posters who inspired me with their use of this pretty EF--- way too many to mention & link.
 
- MBox birds die cut the cardinals from a white snippet, then colored with copic reds, with black Spica for the birds' masks. (you knew they'd be cardinals, didn'cha?)
 
- MBox Woodland Fawn die cut from a snippet of copper that had been created by using a butane torch to patina. (Stamping with Loll's Heated Copper Technique - great video). Got a better result with the effort this time; my first try some time ago, was not very successful. Still do not have the lovely patina you'll see in the video, but it's improving. The fawn is popped up on dimensional tape.
 
- Simon Says Stamp sentiment - tried to cut this from the copper, but the lettering was just too fiddly; cut another from a white snippet.  First embossed with a Sweet Stamps Rose Bronze EP-- the color didn't look well with the rest of the elements. Re-embossed this with a Ranger Gold Detail EP, and liked it better. Just for grunts & giggles, have been using a WOW embossing pad, and like it just as well as the old faithful Versamark. It seems a bit 'juicier' - and not just due to being freshly inked either.
 
OK...so now I'm off to link up with May's Rudy Day, and ya know what, perhaps I'll see if Parsnip will let me in the gate at the Snippets Playground for Week 230.  It's been so long since he's seen me, he may not recognize me! Why don't you come along to both these friendly challenges, and have some fun with the rest of us?
 
Thanks for popping in today, and hope it's a wonderful afternoon for you. I'm waiting on some marble folks to (hopefully!) show up to put in a new shower pan. THEN we wait for some other crafts people to show. The coordination of crafts persons is what is taking this project so bloomin' long! (But I'm trying hard to be patient. Impatience doesn't help, I've already tried that!!! LOL)
 
Hugs & Blessings.
 


53 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Love the card. I like the way the Cardinals really pop out from the card.

Hope you are having a good day. Sue

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
Happy Rudolf Day.
You managed to make a card then.
I love this fab card, and your embossing folder is wonderful.
Super designing, and all the lovely die cuts to enhance the forest design.
The colour is wonderful, and the white bits look ace.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Sounds like a real headache that shower business, but then you thought it would be.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! Beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for the video tutorial. Your torched colors look amazing on the copper. Did you use Copic friendly paper in the embossing folder before coloring it ? Love everything about your card. Thanks for the inspiration today! Hugs, de

jimlynn said...

I'm really going to try and get a card done for this challenge. How in the world did the end of the month get here this quick though!
LOVE your card Mary. I've seen that embossing folder before and loved it. Love the deer on here and of course those cute little redbirds.
Lynn

Barb said...

Evening Mary, wow I think this card looks fabulous. I really like what you've done with them embossing folder. A really great effect and sweet little deer. Barbxx

Bonnie said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! This is so pretty, Mary! Love how you've inked the EF and can't wait to see the others you did! Love that copper fawn too!

Anita in France said...

What a lovely woodland scene, Mary ... such gorgeous dimension and a stunning coppery fawn! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

I love the way you have coloured the embossed trees Mary and the Cardinals stand out beautifully, also the heated copper as I haven't seen this before but it gives an interesting finish to it. I will now go and take a look at the video. x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the woodland scene you've created!! The cardinals just pop!! The fawn looks amazing!! What a beautiful, peaceful card this is!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

When I put away 'carefully' something, so I'd not misplace it, then I always don't find it anymore... :D :D It vanishes in the air! :(
I'm just glad that you found this fab Ef!! It's is in my wish list, love it! Amazing make, this Christmas card looks really adorable! Love the inked and embossed forest, as well the cute deer cut in copper and the red cardinals! These birdie really create the scene!!Ther gold sentiment is the final perfect touch.
I pinned your delightful make!
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524482963189/
Hugs

Valerija said...

This is really wonderful card. Love the embossed background and little birds. Great job!
Valerija xx

pam said...

Wonderful card Mary, like you had this folder a while now, (Must Use) love your creation red cardinals really pop! lovely deer too.

Hugs Pam x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the colour of the background.

Kath x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is such a lovely card Mary! LOVE the woodland scene you have created for your sweet little deer and those pretty Red Cardinals. A fabulous Christmas card my friend! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Redanne said...

My new favourite! I love the embossing folder and the cardinals are so gorgeous - and I just love the little deer too! Hugs, Anne xx

Greta said...

Beautiful & classy--love this, Mary!

Loll said...

LOVE this card Mary. Your background looks amazing and I love the pop of red from the cardinals. Great job on your heated copper deer. Beautiful card Mary! Hope the reno goes smoothly and quickly. xx

Carol L said...

This turned out so pretty and I love the red birds and deer which adds a touch of reality to this scenic card! There are so many variations you can do with that ef, and adding black ink makes for the coolest Halloween cards too! NJ on this one!

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful card, serene and festive at the same time.
Thanks for joining in this month's Rudolph Day Challenge
Jane DT

brenda said...

Happy Rudolph Day Mary, as I told Mo I am going to make an extra special effort not to miss this month, the card was was on yesterday to do list, now on today's, oh dear, you see my problem. All good intentions and all that.

Back to your card and what a beauty, I love that embossing folder and your subtle colour treatment of the trees, then the elegant Reindeer and little red birdies which I believe are Cardinals - we have Robins over here.

B x

Kath said...

A fabulous festive scene for your card - I love the splash of red for your cardinals.
Kath x

Veerle said...

Looks awesome Mary, I love that embossing folder.
Hugs Veerle x

Maxine D said...

Wow Mary this is amazing - love the peaceful scene you have created.
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

What a lovely scene you created Mary! Wonderful embossed trees, the deer is stunning and of course your much loved cardinals provide a perfect pop of colour as well as trade-marking this beautiful creation as a 'Mary special'.

Lovely to see you in the Playground again, Parsnip is quite overcome :-)

Hugs

Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, wonderful Christmas card, I love the scene with all the woodland creatures. I think the little birds are amazing and that is a super EF too. I must really try and get a Cardinal bird image, I'm liking them more each time I see them. Hope thing are going well with the building work, Kate x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Love the cardinals.

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, what a beautiful card using that folder! Love the die cuts you used with this abd your copper deer is just gorgeous! Love the color you achieved with burnt copper and just love the way you colored the birch trees!

Brenda said...

Oh my this is so pretty Momma Mary! I tried ordering this EF one time and it was out of stock. Never did reorder it, but will because it is one of my favorites. Of course I knew you would use Cardinals. lol And I love them, they are the perfect bird to use! And speaking of cardinals, I have a female that keeps pecking my bedroom and dinning room french door. I thought only the males did that, but I guess not! I hope the bathroom gets done soon Momma Mary, I know what a pita it is and how much patience is involved with waiting for contractors for each step. Hang in there, it will be worth it once alls done and they are out of your hair! Hugs, Brenda

Gerrina said...

This is my favorite of your 2016 christmascards until now; what a beauty! Enjoy spring! (Here it is finally warmer, so I am outside a lot :)

Sheila H said...

This is so pretty, Mary. You've created a wonderful scene.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! you are funny, love your filing system LOL
This is a beautiful card, love the texture and the cardinals and reindeer.
Faith
x
Hope the marble comes soon :)

Sue - said...

Hi Mary. That is a really lovely card you've made and so many different techniques too!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a gorgeous card Mary. The colours that you've used are just perfect for a winter woodland and the touch of white stands out beautifully. :) X

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic scene you've created Mary, I love the embossing folder you've used (hope this is still available with SU, I can feel it needs to come my way) and the gorgeous little birds too.

Sue xx

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful...what a wonderful holiday scene you created, love that sweet deer.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mary! And such a peaceful scene for Christmas! Absolutely love it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Happy Memorial Day!

scrappymo! said...

So much to love about this card, MAry. The deer is fabulous with its butaned patina. Love that detail.

Of course you would have the cardinals...would not be anything else in your tree scene...just would not look right! lol

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Olga Fink said...

A very beautiful card! I love it!
Xoxo Olga

Linby said...

I love this embossing folder but don't own it - you've done a fab card with it and those little signature cardinals of yours look wonderful.

Donna said...

Fabulous card, that reindeer is stunning. Sadly my dear hubby does not have a butane torch so I will pass on this technique but would be fun to try, I'll be checking with my friends that have handy hubbies. :)

LesleyG said...

Like how you used the white ink, not tried that, and gorgeous fawn makes a fab scene xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly created card, just loving it....enjoy the weekend..xx  {aNNie}

Brenda in IN said...

What a tranquil scene this is. I love the pop of red birds and the soft look of the trees. They didn't have that ef when I went to order it. I would wear your name tag when you go to the Snippets Playground, then there should be no problem! Hope your bathroom remodel keeps on schedule. I hate that kind of upheaval.

Birgit said...

It's birthday craziness in my household so I am trying to catch up. I love this card with the birch trees which, I think, you did really well and love the pop of colour with the cardinals. This is so pretty!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very beautiful card Mary, great textures.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sandy said...

This is really gorgeous Mary -- I think I might have told you but one of my favorite cards uses white snowy backgrounds and bright red cardinals! Well done Sugar.
sandy xx

Joan said...

Lovely card, love those trees and the pretty red birds

alexandra s.m. said...

What a gorgeous scene you have created there Mary!
Lobe your beautiful card!!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful woodland scene-I put things away safely then forget where they are lol
Carol x

Pippa said...

Love all the different textures on this card Mary.

Pia S said...

I'm looking at all the posts I've missed these last couple of weeks, even though I'm not commenting on all I love the inspiration I get from visiting. This one really stood out to me, it's such a well designed card. And I love reindeer on Christmas cards as well as the colors and peaceful feel of this scene.

Whisper said...

WOW what a gorgeous reindeer and a delightful scene too and thanks for joining us at May's Rudolph Days Challenge, sorry for the delay only i've been cruising round the Med, Luv Sam x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awesome woodsy scene. You rock with this EF!