Friday, June 28, 2019

June Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along with June's Rudolph Days

This is another card that I made at the retreat.  I shared one HERE that is done with the same technique, which was led by Trina.  How this was done is shared in my first post (link above).

This time I sponge just one colour of blue ink, fading out towards the center and then diluted white acrylic paint was splattered for falling snow.  The die-cut reindeer was heat embossed in liquid platinum three times so it's thick and smooth looking.  I might have over-heated it a bit as you'll see some black bits on the close-up shot.  A simple white, heat embossed black sentiment banner finishes the card.

Here's a close-up ... you can see the woodgrain a little better in this shot.
Come join the fun at Rudolph Days.  Challenge is open from the 25th until end of month.






Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers Distress Ink; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Inspired die (reindeer die) - Penny Black), Scalloped circle die, woodgrain embossing folder, masking paper (all from Trina); sponge, diluted white acrylic paint, splatter brush, white embossing powder heat tool, liquid platinum embossing powder

Challenges:
June Rudolph Days - Anything Goes Christmas


24 comments:

LeAnne said...

It's beautiful ! And what a gorgeous technique!

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Loll. I love how you've framed the beautiful reindeer. xx

Nstiz said...

Love the rich enameled look of the deer as well as the fantastic double embossed background. Thanks for describing that technique. It makes such a wonderful, textured card base. It also fascinates me that you are one of the few who can emboss white on black and not get those annoying white speckles. This is so perfectly done.

Maria said...

Such a lovely silver reindeer! A fab Christmas card, so pretty!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Loll! I love that stag, it looks good with some black on it so I'd say it is a happy mistake that you over heated it. Your blue back ground is just lovely and I love the embossing. Hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...what a GORGEOUS card Loll! I love that technique Trina shared and still have to try it! Your masked background where it gets lighter in the center is so pretty and your embossed deer is FABULOUS!! I even love the bit of black you can see in the close up...reminds me a bit of a patina'd look. Lovely, lovely card Loll!! :0)

Bonnie said...

Love this elegant deer, Loll! The silver is so pretty against that blue "sky"!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a stunning card, Loll! I love the effects of Liquid Platinum on the deer...so striking, and your woodgrain background is the perfect touch! I also love how you sponged and splattered the inside of the aperture...a really beautiful Christmas card!

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Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, such a stunning technique. I love the reindeer it makes such a statement against the embossed background :)

nancy littrell said...

Love your creative dry embossing and dry die cut window for your die cut and heat embossed stag, Loll. Beautiful Christmas card design, my friend. Hugs...

Susan said...

So glad I got to see this in real life! It's stunning - so glad I got to see it in real life. Great job on Trina's technique!

kiwimeskreations said...

Loll this is stunning - love your use of the technique and the multiple embossing on the reindeer is stunning
Blessings
Maxine

JosieD said...

Love how you embosssed that dignified PB deer die with Liquid Platinum EP. And the scalloped circle with embossing on the woodgrain embossed card front. A classy looking and unique card! All the elements--even the sentiment--work together so well to produce "the look".

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunner of a Reindeer and I'm loving the embossing too, thanks for joining us this month at Rudolph Day's Challenge, Luv Sam x

Trina P. said...

The 3-D stag looks amazing.. such a great way to create DIY metal embellishments. Love the splatters. Beautiful card. x,

Linda said...

WOW! This looks so elegant. The die cut reindeer looks stunning xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a stunning card. I like the black marks on the reindeer. It makes it look bespoke!

Th background looks great and the die you used for the scalloped circle is beautiful against the wood grain embossed background.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Susan said...

Wonderful reindeer, perfectly set against that fabulous background! I love this card!

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a glorious effect with the fun and unique technique. Love the embossed reindeer and the very beautify background x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the handsome liquid platinum deer against the beautifully sponged blue sky, Loll! The deer looks like an ornament. Fading out effect of sponging and the white acrylic paint fine splatters are subtle but so effective.
Wonderful calming holiday card!
Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

I like that center fade and the reindeer is great. Looks like metal.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous background, Loll, with the soft sponging and all that yummy texture! The metallic reindeer is brilliant against it ... so handsome and stately! Beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo said...

So much texture and crispness with all the details in this gorgeous card. Stunning! xx