Tuesday 1 December 2020

Nature's Greetings

Good Morning and Welcome
I hope you holiday preparations are going well.
Today's card was a fun card to create.  I played around with stencils and stamps and layering them.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock, some Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink and 2 stencils.
  • I positioned the Tim Holtz stencil called Countdown over my card panel and rubbed a bit of the ink over that as I wanted it to be faintly visible in the background.
  • I removed that stencil and laid on the Circus Harlequin from A Colorful Life Designs over that and stenciled a bit heavier with the same ink.
  • I removed the stencil and placed the piece into my Misti to stamp the Deer from Lavinia Stamps with some Verafine Clair ink.
  • Next, I stamped the tree with more Versafine Clair, then did a second and third generation stamping behind the first tree.  I splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Taylored Expressions in the top corner and added some black gems under that.
  • I die cut a square frame and then pop dot mounted it over the card panel.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Sweet Stampers- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- Small Reindeer (Lavinia); Christmas Sentiments (Taylored Expressions);
Pine tree (Northwoods)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Circus Harlequin stencil (ACLD); Countdown stencil (TH);
inking tool; Misti; black gems, Posca pen


Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful winter themed card! Love the color scheme!
Ellibelle's Corner

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Karen, how incredibly peaceful! I love this! It's my fave reindeer creation this season! The stencil even resembles the northern lights! It's truly gorgeous! hugs, de

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soft stenciled background for a bit of dimension, Karen. Loved your color choice. Wonderful stamped silhouette Stag and stamped off trees for added depth. Love your die cut popped up square frame to finish. TFS your beauty, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Nora Noll said...

This is amazing. I LOVE the stenciling behind that silhouette stamping. STUNNING card.

Bonnie said...

I love this woodsy scene and that fantastic stenciled background! Another awesome card, my friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a beautiful scene design. Great silhouette images.

Mac Mable said...

What a unique and fabulous effect with using the two stencils on the background and how striking and majestic does that stag look? x.

Jeanne H said...

Lovely card...I like the colors and the silhouettes.

Susan said...

This is beautiful - what a wonderful background for those silhouette stamps!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful scene!

Christine Alexander said...

love the stenciling behind the tree and stag. Great scene and love your Lavinia stamps :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful Karen, love the stencil background, always great ideas from you.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous card Karen, your design and stamping is fabulous, such a lovely scene with a wonderful stencilled background, Kate x

Kuni said...

Such a lovely and cute christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Tammy said...

What a stunning card Karen, I love the background and gorgeous silhouette images! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
Tammy x

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully designed card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge

Loll said...

WOW! I would not have thought to use a stencil like that for your winter silhouette scene Karen. IT'S GORGEOUS! So creative and clever, my friend! xx