Friday 28 December 2018

Snowy Scene on Kraft and Deer Heart

Hi there.  Before it is absolutely too late to show any more Christmas cards, here are a couple of cards which I made for my nearest and dearest.  The first is one I did earlier in the month for our son in Australia.  I am always afraid that it isn't going to arrive in time as Australia Post is rather random, especially as I was a little bit later sending it than usual, but luckily it made it with a few days to spare.  I used some of the stamps from Chocolate Baroque set Robin the Spruce and the deer is from a Claritystamp set called Winter Wonderland.

I decided to use a piece of kraft card for a change, and started by masking the moon and putting a mask in place for the snow slopes, and with a blending tool added the sky using Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I then added Brilliance Moonlight White ink for the snow and then added the foreground bird on a branch adding some red using a pencil, and some of the other branches with Smokey Gray Versafine ink, and then a few of the branches with Ground Espresso Distress Ink all covered in Versamark ink and then heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and I also added some more tree branches using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White EP.  I then added the deer using the Ground Espresso DI and again heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP.   I took away the moon mask and decided to put some mist across the moon and around it too using the Brilliance Moonlight White ink.  I then decided to add some bits of snow and highlights using a white gel pen. 

I mounted this on to a piece of silver card and added the silver sentiment.

The second card is I made for my Hubby.  It was a fairly simple card but he was pleased with it.

I used a Docrafts stamp from their Create Christmas range, and embossed it on to dark blue card using WOW Silver EP and then cut it with a square stitched die from The Works.   I then backed it with some silver card and made a white snowy embossed background using a Simon Says Falling Snow stencil, but unfortunately this doesn't show at all in the photo.   I then added a silver sentiment to finish it.

Neither of the photos came out that well.  This time of year with rather grey dark days it is difficult to take a decent photo of anything.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.


Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous creations Pat... I love the scene with the deer and robin!

Viv said...

With you on the photo front Pat - driving me mad spending ages trying to get a decent pic!
2 great cards, loving the pretty shade of blue on the second one and the deer/robin scene is lovely!

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Pat, just had to stop by your blog to say, your cards are lovely,
especially the beautiful snowy scene you have created, so pretty.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, Pat. I love the beautiful scene you've created on your first card and your second card it so elegant and stylish. xx

TaeEun said...

The wintery scene you've created on the first card is wonderful, Pat! The kraft paper gives the whole scene a cozy feeling. And the second card with silver on blue is very classy!!!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Pat and I especially like the first one. I love stamping on Kraft card myself as the White always seems to pop. Your card is beautiful and I love the little Robin in the foreground. Wishing you a very ‘Happy New Year’ Pat and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations in 2019. Crafty hugs, Sandra x