Sunday, June 17, 2018

Peace on Earth

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder for the June CAS Christmas Challenge - Masculine.  This month's challenge is being hosted by Christine.


I started by using a new embossing folder that I bought recently of birch trees.  I pressed two shades of light blue distress inks onto the inside of the folder, spritzed with a little water and laid a piece of mixed media paper on top.  I closed the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  This is the background I ended up with.  Love the soft colours of the cold winter's day.

I tore two pieces of heavy white card stock to create my snow hills and adhered them to the background.  The deer was die-cut from a medium brown and the sentiment was stamped in the same colour of brown ink.

Quick and easy card.  So easy, I made four. :)  I made two large backgrounds and then cut them in half to make two cards of two slightly different designs.

Here's a close-up ...
... and here's the second design.
Please check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from our talented Designers, and special Guest Designer, Bobby.  There's still one week left to play before the challenge closes on June 24th at midnight (PDST).






Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Soft Suede (retired from SU!); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Tim Holtz); Soft Suede (retired from SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Woodland embossing folder (SU!), Deer Trio die (Impression Obsession), sponge, water mister

Challenges:
CAS Christmas June Challenge - Masculine

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Your winter scenes are so beautiful. I do not like winter, but when I look at it, I start to miss the winter. How is this possible? Thank you for sharing this beauty.
    BożenA xx

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  3. Wonderful technique with the inking of the embossing folder...it looks gorgeous. Love the brown die cut deer and the sentiment and yes you and Susan had similar inspiration on using brown, which looks terrific x. Your second card is so cute and adorable x

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  4. I love how you got 2 beautiful Winter birch tree scenes out our your dry embossed background. I love your brown accents with the light blue for your 1st card and the grey accents with the light blue on your 2nd card. TFS Loll. Hugs

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  5. Beautiful winter scene Loll, and love both versions of the card. your scaling is perfect using the baby deer and the large male. great masculine cards :)

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  6. Your embossing folder inking always looks so good, Loll! I wish I could master that. Love the peaceful winter scene on both cards!

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  7. Your dry embossing with distress inks turned out so beautifully, Loll! I love the soft shades of the blue too. The mid brown deer is a great color for the light blue and he makes this card looks masculine. The baby deer in the second card is so adorable! Now the background blue looks like it turned into baby blue! Hideko xx

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  8. Nice masculine Christmas cards Loll, I love the birch tree embossing folder-I have one too but haven't used it yet. Looks like I need to after seeing how beautiful your cards came out. Love that frosty sky look you got. Birch trees and deer's, can't get any more masculine than that! Hugs, Brenda

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  9. Two beautiful masculine silhouette cards with deer, Lolly! I love the beautiful birch and sky backgrounds and the way you've finished your designs!! Hugs, Dolly

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  10. both great cards...love the peaceful feel they have, nice and wintery too.
    xx Karen

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  11. Such beautiful cards, Loll. I really like what you did with the background embossing folder and ink. Makes for a wonderful background. Thanks for sharing your techniques. Have a great day. Hugs!

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  12. Wonderful and soft cards. Love that you repeated the colour in your sentiments, perfectly balanced! xx

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  13. We were definitely on the same wavelength, using the same deer on our cards, but I find I often turn to reindeer for a masculine Christmas card. I love your version with the beautiful birch trees and the snowy banks behind him. It definitely is a peaceful scene, so perfect choice of sentiment. Love the other one too with the adorable sweet young deer.

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  14. A Wonderful peaceful scene, the sentiment is perfect for this and so is your colouring of that background.
    LOVE it.
    Faith
    x

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  15. Beautiful card, Loll. I love how you've created the background, very effective. xx

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  16. Two gorgeous cards, Loll. You featured the EF technique beautifully. Love the colours. xx

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  17. Beautiful cards Loll. I love the soft winter sky in the background, great technique with the embossing folder xx

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  18. Such lovely crisp, fresh winter scenes, Loll ... what a cool technique ... makes everything look all magical! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. The embossing folder technique worked beautifully for you, Loll. I've tried it with not as successful results. I love birch trees and they are a wonderful background for both the big buck and the doe.

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  20. Your cards are really beautiful, Loll! I love the softness of your blue background and the lovely effect of the embossed birch trees...both designs are perfect for a guy, too :)

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  21. Two beautiful cards Loll and love the inked embossing using the two different die cut deer images and both work extremely well. I'm sad I still haven't managed to enter the Christmas challenge but will hopefully do so next month. I have had such a lot of extra things going on that there haven't been enough hours in the day. x

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  22. Great cards Loll, its always difficult to think of ideas for Masculine cards, these are superb! Love them both!
    Sorry not been able to join last two challenges as had poorly sister, sadly she passed away last tues. After I get arrangements made and my life gets back on track I will play again. Xxx

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