I wasn't able to make many Christmas cards this season as I became very sick the last week of November & started my cards just a few days before Christmas - sooo frustrating!! But somehow, I managed to make a couple and this card was one of them. I am entering this in the Free for All Friday Challenge F4A354 of Make it Snow - see this link for the details: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t614617.html - and the Fan Club December Christmas Card Challenge of Animal Lovers SCSCCDEC16. I ADORE deer and love to put them on my Christmas cards and aside from snowflake dies, my next amassed collection of dies is Deer! Wish we had them in Australia!
The snowflake frame is by Memory Box - Dancing Snowflake Frame. Once you diecut the cardstock, you then pop it back into your diecutting machine with an embossing pad (and obviously change the sandwich compared to a diecutting sandwich!) and then the frame embosses a few extra elements around the frame. I don't actually find that it works terribly well even if I add a shim or two but hey, it still looks OK. If anyone has any recommendations as to how you can make it work better, please let me know!
The deer are also by Memory Box - Deer Trio. The background dry embossing is an old retired Cuttlebug embossing folder - Kars Snowflake but there are numerous brands of similar embossing folders that you can buy that will do the same job. I glued all the layers together using Tombow Mono Multi glue then attached the panel to silver glitter cardstock using Ranger Wonder tape which is a strong adhesive and works really well in those situations where regular doublesided tape doesn't adhere very well. I trimmed the silver glitter cardstock to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools
The sentiment is by My Favorite Things - Starry Christmas - which is a few years old and probably retired too - but again, there are plenty of brands you can substitute. I prepared my cardstock using a powder tool then stamped the sentiment using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-embossed it using Ranger Superfine silver embossing powder.
I diecut the sentiment using a My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax die. As I wanted a fishtail at both ends but the die only cuts a fishtail on one end, once I had diecut one end, I simply flipped the die around to diecut the other end so it was a perfect match.
I added a Papermania silver star rhinestone to each end of the sentiment panel then attached the panel using doublesided tape.
I diecut some snowflakes out of silver glitter cardstock using a Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes die set then glued them onto the scene using Tombow Mono Multi glue. I added a tiny Papermania silver rhinestone to the snowflake centres.
Once I had finished my card front, I attached it to a white card base.
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Sat, Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:17 AM
Joceyln this is beautiful. I love white on white cards. Fabulous die cut frame for the border and these deer look awesome. The silver sparkle for the base and the snowflakes is wonderful. Beautiful card!