Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Reminder for Christmas Craft Creations

Hi everyone.  I'm here with a reminder card that we are half way through this challenge at Christmas Craft Creations.  I'm happy to be Guest Designing for them this month!
I just received my first Gerda Steiner order in the mail the other day.  I HAD to ink up with adorable reindeer right away.  He is watercoloured with distress inks.  Sparkle (clear wink of stella) was added to the ornament and stars.  Then I used my white Posca pen to add little details to the lights and ornaments before adding clear glaze over top - along with his red nose and hoofs.  To finish, I used red chalk to add colour to his cheeks.  He was then die-cut and popped over top of the speckled egg distress ink blended background with snowflake stencil.  A white heat embossed, black sentiment banner finishes the design.  I was so happy making this card! :)

Since I'm using a new stamp, die, and ink, I'm sending this over to NBUS #17 Challenge.  I have been visiting this challenge A LOT this month! :)

Close-up ...
Thanks again to the ladies at Christmas Craft Creations for having me join them this month!

Products
Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper (140 lb.) - Blick Art Materials







Stamps:  Little Reindeer (Gerda Steiner); ? (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, ? Espresso, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Speckled Egg (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:   Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, Snowflake stencil (Simon Says Stamp), white embossing powder, Clear Wink of Stella, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo), White acrylic paint pen (Posca), red chalk, q-tip

Challenges:
Christmas Craft Creations August Challenge - Animals

25 comments:

Tina Z. said...

Absolutely stunning, I love Gerda's stamps.

Mac Mable said...

Ohhh that reindeer is super adorable and what a fabulous card. I like the subtle blending of the stencil on the background too Loll x.

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! what a cutie and adorable too. A beautiful card Loll.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

Those Gerda Steiner faces are just so adorable, Loll! I can totally understand your inky fun!
Darling card - LOve the speckled egg you've stenciled here!
=]

Nstiz said...

My gosh is he ever cute! Gerda Steiner has some adorable images and you certainly did him justice. I love the cook background and your photography is spot on, even capturing the wink of stella!

Pat said...

This little GS reindeer is adorable Loll and love the winking and glossing and additional white Posca pen and the soft blue snowflake stencilled background goes beautifully, also the white on black sentiment strip looks great too. x

Bonnie said...

How could you help but smile while working on this cute little guy! I love all the details of the coloring and the shine on the reindeer and lights! The stenciled background is awesome! Love this color!

Maria said...

What a darling fun reindeer! It certainly brings a smile to my face! I’m sure it will to the recipient, too! And, wonderful stenciled background!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, he's adorable. I love the glaze on his Christmas lights and your stencilled background :)

Julie B said...

Love the subtle stenciled background to that cheeky little reindeer! :)

Linda said...

This little guy is just too cute! Beautifully coloured and I love the glossy accents. The stenciled background looks fab too! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

such an adorable card....funny, I just pulled that stencil out the other day getting ready to use it when I have a bit of time.
xx Karen

A.Rose said...

I adore this card! Terrific as always!

Brenda in IN said...

He is so cute and you can see he's been up to no good all tangled up! This is the perfect image to use over that soft snowflake background.

HilaryJane said...

I love all the little extra bits you have added to the reindeer, they make him even more cute xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is cute!!! I got hooked on Gerda Steiner and still have a bunch of NBUS sets. You always have the best stamps and you use them so well!

Anita in France said...

Such a cutie, Loll ... fabulous detailing on him and his tangle of lights ... and a delicious background! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this little guy is stinkin' adorable! I love the way you did the background for this little guy, he is so cute sitting on the sentiment strip too. Love this card! Congrats on your GD gig Loll! Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Adorable and beautifully watercolored Christmas Reindeer, Lolly! Love your softly stenciled background too. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

I think it's time for me to check out Gerda's stamps and dies...this is the CUTEST reindeer I've ever seen on a card, and your watercoloring is fabulous, Loll! Love all of your details, too :) Barb xx

BożenA said...

Stunning design, Loll. I love cute reindeer with all the ornaments and shiny hooves. Placing it on a soft snowflake background looks great. Beautiful inspiration, Loll.
xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

The little smiling reindeer is so adorable, Loll! I love the highlights and shine, and the fading-away effect of stenciling! The fun design of the snowflake stencil is perfect for the reindeer.
Hideko xx

Debbie said...

Another cutie pie. I don't think it is possible to look at this little (rein)deer and not smile.

Bobby said...

I love the cute faces on Gerda Steiner stamps, Loll, and you really brought the reindeer to life. I may have to add him to my GS stash.

Joy Dsouza said...

Such an adorable card.
- Joy Dsouza