Wednesday 13 July 2016

MHK Designs - Christmas in July

     Christmas in July? well it's not snowing, but it's not exactly summer weather either here in the UK. With five months to go I have finally started making Christmas cards, it'll give me more time for gifts and decorations later.
     MHK Designs are releasing some new seasonal sets this month but for today's card I have used two of last years releases, Holiday Deer and Christmas Past.
     The image of the deer has been altered to remove the overhead foliage, now I can use it on a square card. It's printed in black on to white card suitable for markers.
      I ave used GraphIt alcohol markers to colour the image.
     To add glitter to the mountains I used the new Stix2 glue pen while the glue was blue and wet. For the foil berries I used the same glue pen but let the glue dry to clear, once the glue is clear it is tacky and takes cold foil perfectly
     The image panel is mounted on a red foil layer to match the berries, then on to a paper from the Christmas Past set that has been altered to shades of green.
     There is a die cut pine branch coloured with Distress Ink Pine Needles holding a die cut greeting bauble, also coloured with Distress Ink, mounted on foam pads added to the corner of the card. The foam pads are only one layer thick so this card will fit in standard post in the UK.

Holiday Deer
Christmas Past
      Throughout July MHK Designs are showcasing the new seasonal releases so pop over to MHK Designs blog and have a look at this years great designs. All Christmas sets are available on MHK Design Etsy page.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - Christmas In July
ABC Christmas - N is for No Rules
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Christmas Goes


  1. This is AWESOME, Rocky! I adore the fun way you used part of this image--and the branch and bauble were the perfect additions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Awesome card, Rocky. That deer stamp is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  3. A fabulous traditional card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

  4. Fabulous card love that stamp Debbs xx

  5. Lovely card, that's a fabulous stag

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


  6. Beautifully colored image and card. Thanks so much for sharing this card with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We hope to see you back for the next challenge. Good luck! Hugs, Carol DT

  7. A very masculine card, just the thing for our latest challenge.
    Thanks for sharing at C4G. :)

  8. Fabulous card thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas challenge xxx


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