Friday, May 25, 2018

May Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with May Rudolph Days, run by the lovely Maureen (Scraps of Life by Scrappimo!).  The challenge runs every month from the 25th to end of month and it's always Anything Goes Christmas.

I love making my own backgrounds and this card is done with brushos and then run through my Big Shot with a snowflake embossing folder.  I took a piece of sponge and some Silver Inks Gold wax and lightly sponged over top, catching just the raised parts of the design.  I added my favourite tree and deer winter scene die (AliExpress) and stamped a sentiment under the panel in Delicata Silver (sparkly silver that doesn't need to be heat embossed).

I hope you'll come play along at Rudolph Days.  Always a fun time!






Stamps:  Snowglobe Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. hot press); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos (turquoise, ultra marine; Delicate Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Silver Inka Gold (Viva Decor), Tree die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
May Rudolph Days

27 comments:

Julie B said...

Love the background, a perfect backdrop for your die cut scene. :)

Liz said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Loll. Love the beautiful background you've created. xx

Mac Mable said...

The background looks fabulous. The colours of the brusho's are great and the hint of the gold wax sets it off beautiful. Really must get myself some of that Delicata Silver as it looks so pretty x

Susan said...

Beautiful (of course - my perfect colours of blue, white, and silver!). Love that technique - it's such a great subtle effect.

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, the background is gorgeous, the inka gold gives the perfect amount of shimmer :)

Jo Manna said...

You make the most stunning backgrounds and this one is no exception. Love the vibrancy from the inka gold, really gives that festive season atmosphere. Another beauty dear Loll xx

Nancy Stislow said...

You never disappoint with those beautiful backgrounds of yours! Love the idea of inking silver over the top of the embossed Brushos. It's such a wonderful, subtle effect. It's perfect for the die cuts you chose too!

Marcia HIll said...

How pretty Loll! Love the vibrant blue of the Brushos and really LOVE the idea of dry embossing over it...lovely, lovely background! And of course the white die cut scene really pops against the vivid background...absolutely BEAUTIFUL my friend!! :0)

Darnell said...

That vivid blue just pops against the white, Lolly! I love how you embossed your panel and then distressed the raised bits with silver!! Hugs, Dolly

Quillish said...

Oh that raised embossed designs with the sheen.. wow.. Love the background you created. Fabulous and such a striking card.

Anita in France said...

Wow, such a gorgeous, vibrant blue, Loll ... so delicious with the addition of the texture and silver shimmeriness ... the crisp white die cut scene is just lovely against it! Hugs, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background for this forest scene, my friend! You have such a light touch with the silver on the embossed snowflakes! The silver really makes them sparkle!

Jeanne said...

Your backgrounds are fantastic, Loll! Great touch to add the silver to the raised embossed snowflakes. What a lovely scene you've created. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Brenda in IN said...

I agree, your backgrounds are always so lovely. This card just sparkles and is a beautiful Christmas card. I need to practice more with Brushos. I must be too heavy handed because no matter how easy I add powder it blotches. I'll keep trying because you are so inspiring.

Trina P. said...

๐Ÿ˜ฑ Stunning card, Loll, in not just my FAVOURITE colour ๐Ÿ˜‰, but in my favourite shade of blue too! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Love the addition of silver. xx

scrappymo! said...

Another beautiful background, Loll. I really like the look of the Brusho background with the embossing and then the light touch of the wax. Such a soft and delicate look.
Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jane Willis said...

Really beautiful. I love that background.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fabulous background you created, Loll! The shade of blue Brusho and the sparkly silver snowflakes look fantastic - they almost look like fireworks display. The white die-cut scene looks so lovely. Hideko xx

linda said...

oh, wow, the blue background really pops on this fabulous christmas card! i really like the silver and bonus, no heat embossing?! thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge!
linda
rudolph days challenge DT

Linda said...

The background looks fab .... I love the hint of shimmer xx

Karen D. said...

love this...looks so awesome.
xx Karen

MaryH said...

As always such a fabulous cool blue background. I like the snowflake embossing too. This die is just perfect to show off your pretty background. The winter scene is so festive. TFS & Hugs

LesleyG said...

Stunning! Love how you've done the background, happy RD xxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Loll, your CAS cards are wonderful and the blue and white here stunning with the subtly coloured embossed snowflakes. And a big thank you for a lovely surprise card and more in the mail today

Joan said...

Fabulous background, beautiful blue and lovely die cuts ,lovely card

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW that background is stunning
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

BoลผenA said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the deep blue color in contrast to white and silver. Another amazing card.
hugs,
BozenA