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12/23/2016

Retro Reindeer in the Snow

Hello and welcome to a scheduled post. Hopefully as you read this, we will have safely arrived in Florida. And MANY, MANY Thanks to all of you lovely friends who have sent us such beautiful Christmas cards. How that does brighten our day, and these are on the mantel for us to enjoy for a while.

Here's the card that DD will get this year (and a Crazy Bird card if I can get it finished in time!)


Background was first airbrushed using copics BG0000, BG000. This looked too pale, so before adding the reindeer, birds and snow hill, sponged around the edges/corners with DI Stormy Sky.

- Retro Reindeer - cut from brown glitter paper, using the nice thick metal shim that I have. Couple of passes, and it cut through that thick glitter paper very nicely. Added a Nuvo Glitter red nose.

- used a Memory Box tree die to cut fun foam, to ink up with Versamark, use as a stamp. Sprinkled this with some WOW silver glitter. We have some dinner plates that are white, have a light silver bare branches tree, with a single cardinal perched on a limb. That's where I got the idea. (but this card looked a little bare with just one red cardinal, so I added 2 more!).

Background was first airbrushed using copics BG0000, BG000. This looked too pale, so before adding the reindeer, birds and snow hill, sponged around the edges/corners with DI Stormy Sky.

Impression Obsession DIE333-H cut the cardinals from white snippets; colored the ones used with copics, added some glossy accents.

- used a Marvy snow writer to dot some falling snowflakes. Once the pen dots the flakes, using the heat gun creates a raised puffy effect. This looks rather like the liquid applique to me.

- American Crafts white glitter paper (this is much thinner with no plastic backing like some glitters have, comes in 6x6 paper packs) and a stitched hills die cut the snow hills.

- A stitched rectangle cut out the image, adhered over a white snowflake embossed card front, using some fun foam for dimension.

Hope you like this one....Thanks for joining me, and big cyber hugs. Remember, He knows when you've been sleeping...He knows when you're awake...la, la, la!



29 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card, Mary! I love the retro deer... it has been on my wish list since I first spotted it!

Andrea W said...

Such a pretty card! I love the cardinals and the deer. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty scene with those bright red cardinals against that blue sky! I love the snow and cute reindeer too! I hope you're having a wonderful visit with family right about now :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous peaceful scene Mary. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Megan J said...

Hi Mary, a super card love the little deer in the snow and the little cardinals so bright, hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, safe and healthy 2017.... Megan

Valerija said...

Very cute!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Mary trust you've had safe travels to Florida, it will be prob warmer there than Ma y other parts, trust you'll enjoy your stay, I love this snowy card very lovely fur daughter.
Blessings of our Lord upon you as we remember Jesus' birthday and a healthy 2017.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Fab card.

Hope you are enjoying Florida and you have a lovely Christmas. Sue

Pat said...

I hope you have arrived safely in Florida Mary and this card is beautiful I loce this pretty scene with the deer and yhe splash of red with the three Cardinals and the wonderful glittery snowy banks. I adore the falling snow too. Have a wonderful time with your DD. x

Barb said...

A really sweet card Mary. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas. Barbxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Merry Christmas!

Donna Hanley said...

Mary this card is just as lovely as can be. It has a nice calming effect which most of us need today with getting ready for tonight and tomorrow. Everything went together so nicely. Glad to hear that you made it down to Florida and wishing you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Travel safe coming home.
Hugs,
Donna

Donna said...

Mary, I hope you have had safe travels. Merry Christmas! Hope your weekend is special and your holidays are filled with friends and family. My hubby and I are traveling, away from the twins until Monday and then we'll have Christmas with them when we return. Your card is beautiful. I love to see die cards that make a scene. I so rarely put that together and you've done a beautiful job. Enjoy! And here's to more blogland adventures in 2017!

Brenda said...

Been thinking about you and hubby Momma Mary and figured you were on the road. Hope you have reached your destination and settle down to enjoy Christmas with the "kid"! I can't believe it is Christmas Eve already!! Love the beautiful card! Look at you doing a JG thing and cutting the tree from foam to use as a stamp, I love it and it turned out so well! Love that you added a few more cardinals as well and of course adore that deer. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Momma Mary!!! Big hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, that deer is the cutest and love your gorgeous snow scene! Your sponging is so beautifully done, not always easy either! Love the tree, the snow drift and the wonderful framing of this scene! Have a wonderful time in Florida!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card!
Have a wonderful Christmas Mary x

Redanne said...

Another beautiful card Mary, you really have created the most wonderful Christmassy scene. Have a lovely time at your DDs! Hugs, Anne xx

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous card Mary!! I love the pretty wintry scene you've created with that deer!! Have a wonderful time!! Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great 2017!! HUGS

Team Clark said...

Oh Mary, this is the most gorgeous card! I just love the soft blue with vibrant red and that deer is amazing! What a great project. I hope you have a very merry Christmas, sweet friend. Hugs, Autumn

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, so sweet with the cute reindeer and the three cardinal!! Love your airbrushed background and your own tree stamp, it looks fabulous!
I wish you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!! Hope you enjoy your holidays in Florida!
Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely adorable Mary, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Lovely card for hubby. Merry christmas Mary. Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

I've never tried to make a stamp from die cutting foam, but what a wonderful idea, Mary! What a sweet scene! Love that reindeer and the 3 cardinals!

Maxine D said...

What a pretty card Mary - this is gorgeous!! Hope your travels were safe and you have had a wonderful Christmas with family
Blessings
Maxine

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a wonderful card! I hope you arrived safe and sound and are having a perfect time. Love that retro reindeer!!!

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet scene, Mary ... your DD must've loved it! Hope you had a Blessed Christmas! Hugs, Anita :)

Stampsnob. said...

Love the red cardinals Hope you had a wonderful Christmas HAPPY NEW YEAR......Lis

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful dies and great background
Carol x

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable card...love that reindeer, just so sweet!