Wednesday 1 August 2012

Christmas greens

 This weeks Christmas card was inspired by an inspirational photo shown on Christmas Stampin'  All Year Round, all that was needed then was to join it to the other challenges I wish to enter.
I began with a white background, masked off a small circle and then used Distress Ink Iced Spruce to create the sky and snow drifts. I left the moon mask in place while I spritzed the card with water to create snowflakes, I have also spritzed with a pearl mica spray to get a subtle shimmer.
The tree was die cut using a Memory Box die and then placed on sticky film before sprinkling with green glitter.
Ultra mini brads in pale green have been added to the tree before it was stuck in place on the background. The reindeer was die cut with a Sizzix die from the Merry Christmas Set in textured gold card and then mounted on foam pads onto the background. The card was matted onto dark green card before a ribbon greeting was added to the top corner. The next mat layer is the same gold textured card as the deer and finally matted onto a card of the same green as the tree.
It may be August 1st but there are only 145 days to Christmas!!!
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown  
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
Jingle Belles 
Christmas Card Challenges
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge


  1. Rocky, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the shine and glitter--what a gorgeous scene! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT and CSAYL! :)

  2. I love this - a delightful card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 83 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Another beautiful card Rocky, love the snowy background and that elegant tree. Thanks for joining in at 52 CCT again this week

    Louise xx

  4. Hi Rocky - this is an absolutely lovely card - very elegant and wonderfully made. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  5. Beautiful background and lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing at CHNC and hope to see you again soon.
    Catherine xxx

  6. what an absolutely ♥GORGEOUS♥ card and such a masterclass in stamping, masking and embossing techniques! as lovely as it is impressive! ♥

  7. This is really cool! Love your sponging to create that background. It really makes the card extra special. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  8. What a beautiful card Rocky, your sponged scene is fabulous! Love the glittered tree and the gold reindeer!
    Thanks so much for joining us again at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  9. WOW, this is really pretty! You did an amazing job on your background! Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT this week!

  10. Wow ... clicking through to the larger picture really shows the amazing details ... fantastic inky background and the texture of the reindeer is fabulous ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  11. So very stunning and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at CCC!

  12. That's a gorgeous card! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!


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