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Saturday, 20 November 2021

Let It Snow Please

Hi all.  I have a card today for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge asking for Christmas Critters, and so I decided on the cute Mo Manning digital image of a Llasa Apso and I thought the snowflake from the Colorado Craft Co. set of stamps Big & Bold - Winter Wishes Snowflake made a suitable backdrop, and as dogs are quite excited to play in the snow I thought this sentiment from the set would work too.  I also used a very old Crafter's Companion embossing folder called A Little Bit Nordic.

I started with a piece of white card embossed with the Nordic design and then I downloaded the digital image and coloured it with my Staedler Watercolour Brush Pens, scribbling the colour on my glass mat and lifting it with a waterbrush.  I was quite sparing with the water as the paper I print onto is only 120gsm because my printer does not like the thick card and this is the same make as the cards I use and nice and white.  I was going to leave the card at that with just the fussy cut image over the background embossing and with the sentiment, but I felt it needed something else so I decided to heat emboss the snowflake on to the embossed background using WOW Metallic Brass Embossing Powder.  I wasn't sure I would get a good impression over the embossing, but it did work pretty well.  You can see the dotty pattern through it a bit but I didn't think it spoilt the overall look.  I finished the card with the fun sentiment which I stamped using Versafine Satin Red Ink and embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

It wasn't until I picked it up for another look some time later that it dawned on me that I had made a bit of an error.  I won't point it out but will see who spots it..lol...actually I think it is more noticeable in the photo than in real life.  I asked hubby if he could see the mistake and it did take him a good half a minute so I'm hoping that whoever I send it to will not immediately spot it. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.






I am also entering the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - No. 309 Anything goes (optional: Thanks).
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 105 Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 40 November - Anything Christmas Goes.
We Love Stamping November Challenge - Christmas.
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Christmas.

22 comments:

  1. Oh yes indeed, Dogs do love to frolic in the snow and we are hoping for some this Winter to see what our new girl thinks to it. All of grown up girls enjoy it except Poppy the Parsons, as she is long haired and ends up with snowball feet.

    Placement of the focal image over the gold snowflake works really well, coordinates the colours and draws the eye. Many thanks for sharing and joining in with our November Christmas theme at We Love Stamping.

    B x

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  2. Such a lovely image and nicely coloured too. Took me a while to spot what I think is your error but won't mention what it I think it is. I'm sure the recipient won't notice 😉

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  3. How gorgeous is this! I just love the image and the way you have the snowflake behind him. Beautifully done and just gorgeous!

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  4. This is totally fab-u-lous, Pat. I love the colour you chose for your snowflake which perfectly complements your adorable dog image

    Have a great weekend

    Kathyk

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Pat. I can't spot any errors, so whatever it is, it can't be too bad. Have a lovely weekend x

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  6. I even enlarged it and 'nope' I cannot spot it Pat. You are going to have to let us know in your next post!....x. What a darling of a card. I love how the heat embossed gold snowflake took so well over the pretty dry embossing. Super cute image of the llaso apso and the perfect sentiment too x. Great design Pat and super adorable card x.

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  7. He is so adorable and your coloring is beautiful. I don't see anything wrong so it isn't very obvious.

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  8. Oh my gosh, your puppy is too cute and I love your brass snowflake, Pat! I also don't see any errors...just a darling Christmas card ~ Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

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  9. OMG he's adorable, love the texture behind and can't see the error ♥ Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

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  10. Aww, what a cutie! This is a gorgeous design Pat and beautifully coloured. Thankyou for your well wishes too, and thankyou for joining in at CAS Christmas, Cathy x

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  11. Don’t see any errors. Your pup is adorable and so beautifully watercolored. Fabulous texture and dimension. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.

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  12. Oh, that image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

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  13. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas challenge. Shona DT member.

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  14. LOVE this pup! Adorable with your talent for colouring, Pat! Great with the snowflake background. Teetering on being non-CAS, but oh-so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

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  15. Great card! Love the little dog and how you coloured him! Great background, so festive 🌟
    I looked and looked again for the error you mention...but can't find it!

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  16. I think that added touch of the snowflake works really well and the dog is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.
    (Can't see a thing wrong with it myself, even enlarged it!)

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  17. A beautiful card Pat, the dog is adorable and love the large snowflake in the background, lovely design and colours, Kate x

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  18. Adorable card, Pat. I didn't notice the 'mistake' at all. xx

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  19. Well I'm late to the party and have seen your next post which says what the error is, but frankly, I don't think it will be noticed because the focal point of your LOVELY card is so GREAT! Gorgeous snowflake and fab little dog. A definite winner.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  20. Super cute card but no sign of an error to me lol and I have gone back twice to look! Says a lot about me maybe lol. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Pinky

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  21. Fabulous and lovely card!So sweet image and colouring.
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping November Challenge;-))m

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