Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sponged Winter Landscape for a Christmas Deer

Sponged Snowdrifts and Christmas Deer.We finally got a little snow so at least our landscape now looks like what I remember for a Wisconsin winter.  Although we have just a dusting, not nearly the drifts you see on this card.

This handsome fellow is from a new set called Christmas Deer.  The set is in the Main Catalog and includes lots of little things that could be used to decorate his antlers.  

I designed this card  for a technique class on sponged landscapes.  As a bonus technique, the card also uses an emboss resist technique.  
    StampinUP! stamp set: Christmas Deer
  • The snowflakes and the deer are both embossed.  The Deer was stamped with black craft ink and the snowflakes were stamped with white craft ink.  Both were embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • Tear or cut a curve shape from scratch paper to use as a mask for the snowline.  
  • Sponge color above the mask for the sky.  I used Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.
  • Move the mask down a little to get a second snowdrift
StampinUP! stamp set: Snowflake SoireeThe sentiment for this card had to be small.  The scene was so gorgeous that I didn't want to compete with the landscape by using anything too big.  This little sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes is just perfect for the corner.  

The snowflakes are from a set called Snowflake Soiree. The final touch is a tiny pearl in the center of each snowflake. The snowflake set is in the Holiday Mini Catalog. People often ask me what basic kinds of stamps they should have.  Living in an area where we get snow I always say a good snowflake set should be one of your sets.

December is the last month to get things from the Holiday Mini so if there's something in there that you've been hesitating over, now is the time to get it.

Happy Stamping


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