Saturday, 23 December 2017

Holiday Cheer

Good Morning.
I had some time to play and make a few extra cards to have on hand so of course, I dragged out my Distress Oxide inks and got down to inking.

For those of you that may have missed my little pictorial about how I did what I called 'Acetate inking' then go here!  It is very easy to do and you can place the ink wherever you want it to go.
I began by inking up my acetate sheet with DOX 's in blues, sprayed with water and pressed onto my card front.  I dried it using my heat tool then laid a piece of drywall tape across the front and stenciled through that.  
I stamped the circles to the side to add interest to the overall design, then I die-cut the deer head in black.  I doodled in some lines around the area where I wanted to put the deer then pop-dot mounted it over the doodles.  I added some black gems then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches.

The big day is almost here....are you ready??
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
(watercolouring, stenciling)
Winter Wonderland- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Grunge (PTI); Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches)
Inks- Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress Oxides (TH); 
Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store); black cs
Accessories and Tools- heat tool, acetate sheet; fine line marker; black gems;
drywall tape, sponge applicator (TH)


Gabi MeWi said...

Beautiful card.

Mac Mable said...

So creative, eye catching and unique. Merry Christmas to you and your family and here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2018 x

Christine Alexander said...

The black silhouette really pops against the DOX background.
Merry Christmas Karen to you and your family and looking forward to crafting with you in 2018 :)

Susan said...

Great background with the stamping and stenciling over the acetate ink application! Love the way you framed the deer head with doodling!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL, love the black deer and of course your wonderful background and doodling.
Happy Christmas.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous card design. Your background shows off that deer magnificently.

@d_e_crafts said...

I love this contemporary card! Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge.

Craftychris said...

Stunning background for the fabulous stag die cut! Merry Christmas - have a good one! xxx

Pat said...

You are so good at doing these pretty acetate backgrounds Karen and love the colours you have used and the silhouette deer head with the circle of doodles works so well, and love the added gems and sentiment too. x

Susanne Vargas said...

You are so good at making these artsy backgrounds (have to try this acetate technique)! Love the circle you doodled! Great card!,
Merry Christmas and a New Year full of happiness!

Loll said...

Gorgeous mixed media design Karen. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

How lovely Karen - love the stags head against the subtly patterned blue payer
Christmas blessings to you and yours

Bonnie said...

You do the best backgrounds for CAS cards, my friend! Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

And thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

cuilliesocks said...

This is just gorgeous Karen, fabulous colours and design, great background. Merry Christmas to you, Kate x

Anke said...

Lovely card, Karen. So beautiful.


Kath said...

A fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

Brenda said...

I love the wonderful background and all the feeling of texture it gives. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. Happy Holidays!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely Creation thanks for sharing with us at craft and hope you hade a good christmas

Grudniowe Handmade said...

Adorable. Lovely card with the fabulous background.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at CRAFT Challenge.