Here is my finished piece.
It was really hard to get a good photo as the gold reflected so much!
My reindeer is a Memory Box die and the trees are Marianne. I cut them out from a Felix cat food box as I wanted them to be a little thicker than my normal card. I embossed them twice with gold embossing power for a thicker layer and whist still hot I pressed in a script stamp. This left behind the detail.
I used Pumice stone and antique linen TH distress ink and blended the backing card.
When dry I stamped my Stampendous Snowy Postcard stamp using Vintage photo Distress ink as I wanted a subtle suggestion of the cottage in the background. I wanted to give the impression of a little hamlet in the snow getting ready to trim their trees.
I added some Shabby White Frantage for a snowy effect and the snowflakes are Cheery Lynn.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas Tag #2
Bearly Mine anything goes
Holly Jolly Inspired by a Christmas carol my Carol has to be "In the Bleak Midwinter"
Crafts to Challenge you Christmas festivities, twist 2 what Christmas means to me I just love buying the tree at Christmas. We always have a real pine one. This little scene makes me think of years gone by when it has snowed and we have had to drag it home. When I was small we did not have a car so everything was bought locally. I can almost smell the memories of pine and crisp white snow. I really so love Christmas..only 68 days to go.
Christmas cards all year round getting ready for Christmas
Whimsy stamps Shabby/vintage
Christmas at Sweet Stamping Men's cards
Polkadoodles Christmas is coming
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Square cards
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Today there are only 3 weeks left until our grandbaby is due...**squeal** not long now. Thanks as always for visiting me and your kind comments.
Bye for now,