Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good morning! (JB16)





Hello all my friends in blog-land! I hope you have all been doing well since my last post! Here in PA, we have had some nasty, rainy weather lately, but today it looks like we may have a bit of sunshine! Maybe this evening we can get the tulips we have in a box on our front porch actually planted in the garden with last year's tulips...lol.



So, onto this card. I made this card for this week's challenge over at the Jingle Belles blog: Create a Christmas card to die (cut) for! This week, the Jingle Belles are working with Betty Bee's Buzz, so go check them out too!




Since I seem to have ALOT of Christmas stamps, I wanted to use one that had not yet had the joy of being inked. This deer comes from the Holiday Silhouettes set from Inkadinkado. I used Nesties to diecut him and to make the matting. The green strips were embossed with a Sizzix folder that I don't remember the name of. The snowflake is also diecut from Nesties; I combined pieces from the 2 sets I have to make this one. The ink is a metallic copper that I picked up at AC Moore some time ago...I like the shine of it, but I think it stamps a bit "muddy" looking. I also used this ink to highlight the edges of the snowflake. The little green gems that inspired me to add the green cardstock came from the dollar bin at Mike's. Well, that's all I can say about this card...I will be back later on to post my brother's birthday card. Posting.... :)

11 comments:

  1. oh my gosh what a very HANDSOME reindeer that is, and you have built him a wonderful card on which to shine! i am loving that color scheme of mint, kraft, copper and white; plus you've used the diecuts quite BRILLIANTLY! well done, you! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  2. I echo everything Lauren just said! It's a fab colour scheme and I love the reindeer stamp. Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great card! Like Carol and Lauren I LOVE the colors you used, and I think the reindeer looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great card, Marie...nicely done.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the reindeer and the colors you choose! It's bee-u-t-iful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Betty Bee's Buzz

    ReplyDelete
  6. what a gorgeous card! love that green and that reindeer!! thank you for posting at Betty Bee's Buzz!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great card! I love the deer stamp, and the shade of green you used, so pretty! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Marie! It was gorgeous outside today. We STILL have our windows open...ahhh, heaven!

    Beautiful card. I LOVE the color combo!

    ....and hey, I saw your comment about the stamp shows. I don't know of any in the areas you mentioned, but there will be one in York, PA in the fall. That's at least a little closer to Harrisburg (I think that's one town you mentioned). It's the second weekend in October (8th or 9th or something like that) and it's called the Heirloom Stamp Show. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your elegant little reindeer ... and your big bold snowflake too ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun this week.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous card! Love the embossed panels and the shine on the reindeer!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Marie, I just love your card, and your beautiful description of it! I had hoped to know about the background embossing folder, and you mentioned that it is a Sizzix one, but, lo, not the specific name.... but I know where to start looking! I think the copper for the deer is a wonderful choice for a solid stamp like that, and it inspires me to use some of mine that also haven't seen ink! (I can't see that it inks muddy looking!) Love everything about the card, and especially that you brought it to us at BettyBee's Buzz!! Please come back and play with us often!

    ReplyDelete