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12/11/2016

Christmas Card Club - Snowy Scene

Hello and welcome to my last Christmas Card Club post for 2016, as our group will be taking a break until January 8, 2017. This challenge was selected by our Rita (RMG Creations) and Rita chose a Snow Scene. Since we've had a few cold days & nights lately in our area (and other places have certainly had even more intense cold than Upstate South Carolina!) this challenge seemed particularly apt!!  The scene was not difficult to do, but it certainly was did not photograph well. I've increased the contrast using an editing program, so that it didn't look as washed out.




- MB Box Tree Branch Circle cut from a pale gray cardstock. Adhered Sookwang tape behind the cutout after removing all the little bits. This technique is one done by Jennifer McGuire (inked inlay) and I probably didn't chose the best circle cutout die to try this technique. Used another white piece and sponged DI Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Milled Lavendar and Broken China to create a sunrise sky. Starting with the lemonade at the top of the c/s, layering the pink(sugar) over this, it did look quite like a pretty sunrise morning. It shows a bit up at the very top of the circle, and IRL does show up nicely. Then die cut this sponged piece, using a dryer sheet under the card stock so the little bits would not get lost (still tricky though, since some of this die's inlays are so tiny). Also ran the piece back through the Big Shot to set the inlay pieces into the sticky tape better.

- MB Small Quiet Deer cut twice (snippets), layered for dimension, then used clear WoS for some shimmer.

- Stitched Hills die for a snowdrift, so that the deer was grounded.

- Poppy Stamps Merry Christmas script - 2 layers, then WoS to cover.

Lastly, sprayed some shimmering pearl mist over the card...from about 3 ft above the card, - still got a few blobs! All in all, I liked the card though. If you have time, do check out Jennifer's video.

Also hope that you will find time to visit my fellow teammates to see what they have shared with Rita's Snow Scene Challenge...you'll see lots of inspiration.

Thanks for joining me today, and there will be some lovely Christmas cards added to the friend's page - hopefully later today. Hugs & Blessings, and some peace in the next few weeks of pre-Christmas stress!

47 comments:

brenda said...

A really classy and elegant Chrismas card Mary, the Stag looks so regal against the scenic background.

B x

Liz said...

Oh WOW! Love this, Mary, just stunning! The inked sky looks beautiful against the neutral colours. xx

Rita said...

Good Morning Mary. Beautiful card and I just love Stags, so this card has a place in my heart. Love the shading too and the fabulous moon shows it all off perfectly. Enjoy this Festive Season and we will meet again in the New Year. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, that is beautiful. I love how the blue stands out.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Christine Harrop said...

Gosh what a terrific card you have created Mary! I lov ehow youhave coloured your background - I'm not very good at this. As you see I have eventually managed to leve comments. The only way I can do it is by signing in to Internet Explorer. Blogger is a pain! Anyway, have a good day and I hope youare both well. Christine xx

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Very elegant. Hugs Veerle x

Redanne said...

OMGoodness Mary, this has to be one of my most favourite of your cards ever! It is stunning with the soft grey background and the striking trees and deer - it really is superb!! Love, love, love this beauty!! Hugs, Anne xx

Olga Fink said...

Oooo this is stunning! You created a gorgeous scene!
xoxo Olga

Daffodil Cards said...

Mary this is absolutely GORGEOUS, love the sheen and the image. You are trying out and succeeding so well with these "new" techniques. Love the "snow" die and the sentiment die too.
Faith
x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Donna said...

This is really stunning Mary! I have to get one of those tree silhouette dies. I just love all the cards that I've seen using them. Your little snowy scene is so peaceful. Beautifully done. Merry Christmas.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Mary, your card is very beautiful and elegant, love it :) I hope you are doing well and enjoying the festive season. Shirleyx

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Mary! The wood scene in the circle is gorgeous with the sunrise sky. Love all the pretty shine to this. Such a serene little scene.

Pam said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Mary, I love everything about it! The die cuts are beautiful and you sponged the colors perfectly, they really look beautiful! Love this card!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Stampsnob. said...

Feeling frosty This is lovely MERRY CHRISTMAS ...................Lis

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Mary, oh that is gorgeous! The sky has come out beautifully, and the tree die cut was worth all the effort! Took me a few moments to realise why it was so awkward- it's a lovely effect using the 'negative'. Have a lovely Christmas, Hugs, Shaz xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Mary, beautifully inked and designed, the colours give that wonderful frosty look,love it.
I'm fed up...got the Christmas deccies out of the loft with the intention of putting up the tree and stuff, everything seems to need batteries. Alistair keeps a box of them, takes them out of things when not in use, guess what, not a single one works, Grrrrŕ.
Will all have to wait for another day.
Have a lovely day, Kate x

Bonnie said...

What a peaceful scene, Mary! I love the soft colors and I can just imagine the beauty the shimmer mist adds! Have a peaceful day....

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Ooh this is beautiful Mary. I love it. Such an elegant design and the blending on the distress ink creates a gorgeous sky.
Lorraine

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and your blending and the colours you have used are beautiful, and the stag is perfectly place on the die cut slope in front. I must give this techique a try as the results look spectacular. x

scrappymo! said...

I also think this is my most favourite card! The shading is superb...so subtle and natural looking. The two dies are wonderful. I just got the tree die and am looking forward to using it now!

Mrs A. said...

Your card doesn't look at all washed out but I know what you mean about getting a decent photo in this dreary weather. I had to wait till this morning to get a good shot but then the internet went down and I couldn't post to my blog. Grr. I love the stag with the trees. Such a beautiful serene iamge. Hugs Mrs A.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mary, this is gorgeous ... such a beautiful crisp and frosty scene ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

dutchess said...

Wow Mary this is a real stunner!...cold and frosty colours and that fantastic stag in the trees.....wonderful card xxxx

Donna said...

Stunning card Mary, your background is perfect with your design!

Lisa said...

Ho wow, Mary, this is stunning!! I love the colors of the background!! The scene is so beautiful!! I love the font of Merry Christmas, too!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kathleen said...

Very classy card Mary, fabulous scene, lovely CAS card.

Kath x

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful - love this to bits! Have a wonderful christmas lovely lady! Hugs rachel x

Carol said...

A lovely scene Mary, such a gorgeous backdrop for the majestic stag. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Stunning card as always... Love the background...
Hugs Sylvie xx

crafty-stamper said...

stunning card Mary I love the layout,die-cut scene and brilliant inked background
Carol x

Nancy Stislow said...

This is probably my most favorite color combinations for Christmas, Mary. This is gorgeous and so beautifully designed. I do love how you positioned that deer outside the die cut circle. LOVE this.

Birgit said...

This is really pretty. I love the softness of the grey with the blue of the sky and the deer...so pretty

Carol L said...

This turned out simply stunning!! I love the shimmer of the reflected light and that die cut deer is so majestic! I love the fonts on the sentiment too - this is over-the-top gorgeous! Nice job!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That technique sounds rather complicated but it certainly came out lovely. Very shimmery and peaceful.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful CAS style festive card Mary it looks so atmospeheric, brilliant card
hugs
lorraine x

Brenda in IN said...

That sky is just beautiful. I love the tree circle die and how you put it all together. Very pretty card!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Mary, such a beautiful scene and elegant design.
Pauline
x

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Mary--this is absolutely gorgeous! One of my all-time favorites!

Pippa said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Love the muted tones on it and the built up scene.

Maxine D said...

It may have been a fiddly card to make Mary, but it was surely worth it to end up with this fabulous card!!
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Mary this is one fabulous result. Loving the circle, sky and gorgeous die.xx{aNNie}

Gerrina said...

What a stunning card! Great layers an a great scene! Love the pale colours; looks cold :) Have a good week!

Brenda said...

Oh my, what a stunning card Momma Mary! I love that beautiful sky you created. Also love that tree circle die, so pretty! But it is the stage that looks so beautiful in this scene. Your blog looks fine even with the header not going all the way across. You did a great job! Much better than I could have done! Hugs, Brenda

Charlene said...

Hi Mary!!! What a beautiful card! I love it so much!!!!I hope all is well with you! Merry Christmas!

*Vicki* said...

Mary, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautiful and serene setting for this deer!! Love the gradient colored background too!! HUGS

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Sorry I haven't been around for a while ... just doing some "catch up". Love the soft colours of your winter scene. Really, really special!! xx