Saturday 1 December 2018

Festive Greetings

Happy Saturday!

Calling this one Festive Greetings.  
I thought with the vibrant alcohol inked background and the gold die-cuts, it felt very festive.

I began by creating the background using the traditional colours, red and green for Christmas.
I dropped some red Ranger Alcohol inks onto Yupo paper and then some green and watched the colours blend.  To help move the colours around, I use a Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Fillable pen and added dots and lines around the edges where the colours met. The pen has two different sized tips and is great for adding details with the Blending Solution on the Yupo.  I then set that aside to dry.
I die-cut the deer and the sentiment from some gold paper and then glued them over the inked background.  
Instead of using a whole sheet of the gold to mount the finished piece onto, I rubbed my Versamark pad along the edges of some heavy white cardstock and then I heat embossed it with gold powder.
I glued it onto a white card base and done.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Alphabet Challenge- "R" REINDEER
Crafting By Design- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- none
Inks- Ranger Alcohol ink; Versamark
Paper- Yupo, heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Jingle die (STAMPlorations); Deer Die (Memory Box); 
TH Alcohol Ink Refillable Pen; Cuttlebug; Gold Eb powder; Ranger Blending Solution


Lin said...

Love that bright lime green for Christmas, Karen! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, beautiful festive colours with the AI's, so impressed the red and green didn't muddy :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful background - it really looks like Christmas lights though a foggy window!! A stunning card Karen

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

This is a gorgeous card - so festive!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, what a beauty! Jo x

nancy littrell said...

Stunning Alcohol ink background in traditional Christmas colors, Karen. Love your die cut elegant deer and sentiment in gold. TFS your unique card, my friend. Hugs.Nancy

EmmaT said...

Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge. EmmaT

Donna Ellis said...

It's like seeing a gold reindeer ornament against the green and red lights of a Christmas tree, Karen! Beautiful card! hugs, de

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous background Karen, love the colours and the pretty stag die in gold, Kate x

Susan said...

Wonderfully vibrant and festive!!

Mac Mable said...

Vibrant and wonderful traditional colours for your stunning background. Love the pop of gold and great idea how you edged the card x.

Bonnie said...

A very festive background, Karen! The gold deer and die cut sentiment show so beautifully on it!

Cazro said...

Fabulous background with the alcohol inks. Great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz. DT.