Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Be Joyful

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the CAS Christmas July Reminder - Snowflake Challenge, hosted by the wonderful Bonnie.

We also have a fantastic Guest Desiger Jane, joining us this month!


I seem to be in the mode of recovery lately.  This is a stencil monoprint that just didn't work as well as I had hoped.  The snowflakes weren't very clear, but I was happy with the colour of the inked background.  So I took a fine silver metallic pen and outlined the snowflakes.  Looks way better. :)  Thank goodness I was able to use it because my "stash" of failed backgrounds container is at it's limit. :)

Two snowhills were created by tearing the edge of white paper and layering at the bottom of the panel.  The graceful reindeer was heat embossed in silver three times, giving it a thick and shiny coat.

Here's a close-up ...
There's still a week left to play along with our challenge if you haven't had time yet.  Create a CAS Christmas card that has a snowflake or snowflakes and join us.






Stamps:  Big Scripty Greetings - Holiday (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Broken Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Snowflake stencil (Paper Artsy), water mister, silver metallic pen, Leap of Joy die (Penny Black), silver embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Christmas July Challenge - Snowflake


24 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Holy cow, there's nothing about this background that appears "failed". My background drawer is pushing the limits, but I doubt I have anything this pretty in there. Still, when used on just the right card with just the right stamps... this looks fantastic with the silver embossed deer. Wow!

Barb Ghig said...

Your 'dreamy' background is so pretty, and I love how you outlined the snowflakes with a silver pen...so clever! I also love your embossed deer and how you created the snow hills...another really gorgeous Christmas card, Loll! Barb xx

Susan said...

Once you fixed up that background with the silver pen, it certainly no longer qualifies as "failed" - I'd give it a top score for being truly beautiful!! Wonderful soft colours! And the triple embossed deer is fabulous! Perfect sentiment as well as the deer looks so joyful.

Mac Mable said...

Great save Loll and what a stunningly beautiful card...so very pretty x.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What an amazing background, Loll - I never would've figured it as coming from the salvage box!! Funny how we have those.... Anyway - just adore the silver reindeer flying over the snowy background!!

Maria said...

Oh, that background is so pretty! Lovely color and great touch with outlining the snowflakes! And, the deer takes center stage, so pretty! Great card!!

Marcia Hill said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Loll...never would have known it started out as a fail! The background is gorgeous and the snowflakes perfect...and your deer is AMAZING with that thick coat of silver embossing! Love it!! :0)

Bonnie said...

A fantastic save, Loll! Love this background and it's even more beautiful with the silver outlined snowflakes! The joyful leaping reindeer is so rich and elegant looking with his thick silver coat!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous snowflake background for your shiny silver reindeer beauty, Loll. Glad you were able to save your snowflake background. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

I'll have to remember to try and outline my stencils Loll. That's such an amazing effect, awesome save with your background. I love your embossed leaping Deer, the three layers give him a beautiful coat :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Loll, and it's good to hear that I am not the only one with a stash of 'backgrounds that didn't work' to use :)
Blessings
Maxine

Darnell said...

Brilliant save of that not-failed-after-all background, Lolly! This is a beautiful silvery snowflake card!! Hugs, Dolly

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful reindeer worthy of taking over for Rudolf. What a great idea to outline the snowflakes.

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! love the pen addition to the background, love the reindeer embossing, a Super card.
Faith

Trina P. said...

I wished I had more failed backgrounds like this! Beautiful card, Loll. Outlining the snowflakes is a brilliant save. Love the deer... looks like a metal charm. I need to try this. xx

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Great save! I wish my failed backgrounds looked that good! I have a stash of backgrounds I am ever so slowly working my way through. They're stuffed in a bag and there is absolutely no room for more. I wish you hadn't said "box" cause I could easily just relocate the bagged items to a bigger container and keep adding to them! LOL I may not be making a ton of cards, but I stay busy making backgrounds!!! Love how your card turned out!

Brenda said...

I can't imagine you failing at anything Loll, must less have a filled container of fails. This card is stunning! I love how you have outlined the snowflakes, makes them stand out off the paper and your embossed deer works perfectly with this outline. Love, love, love. Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

What a great idea to outline the snowflakes with a silver pen Loll, and that triple silver embossed deer leaping over the pretty scene is just perfect. x

Anita in France said...

The silver shimmer is fantastic, Loll ... round the delicate snowflakes ... on that oh so handsome reindeer ... and on that wonderful sentiment! Gorgeous card ... fabulous save! Hugs, Anita :)

JosieD said...

Love this card--the reindeer die (which I have) looks so good with the large silver outlined snowflakes and embossed with 3 layers for a nice rich look. I like that it is a scene -- a very realistic looking one.

Linda said...

Great save there ..... love your snowflake background. The embossed deer looks so rich and shiny, almost like metal.
Have a fabulous weekend my friend xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Great save, Loll! Love the soft colors of the background. And what a smooth silver heat-embossed deer with fantastic shine and dimension! Worth heat-embossing it 3 times!
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

I love your Christmas card, Loll. They have their own characteristic atmosphere, they are your calling card. I love this deer, covered with a thick layer of silver embossing and snowflakes that you have outlined with a silver pen. Stunning card
xx

Daria said...

Beautiful card! I love that silver embossed deer and the wonderful stenciled background.