Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Deer in the Snow

 When our friends send us Christmas cards from Japan, I am often impressed by the subtle designs and colors on them.  With this 'less is more' philosophy in mind, I decided to forgo my usually over-embellished Christmas card and just used three colors and two dies on this one. The snowflake die by Impression Obsession is very intricate but cutting it from opalescent vellum wasn't a problem. However, gluing down the die cut vellum was a bit of a conundrum.  It was too delicate to use the Xyron and too translucent to use most liquid glues.  I found the best solution (although a bit tedious) was to adhere it to the sparkle blue card stock with a glue stick.
It was hard to get a good photo of the card because of the sparkle and shiny foil surface.  The edge of the card was sparkled up with Zig Wink of Stella clear.  You can see in this photo how this helps to pull together all the elements of this card.
I forgot to photograph the inside of the card in which I heat embossed in silver one of the sentiments from the Paper Smooches set. The deer die is a Brenda Walton Sizzix product.  The foil card stock was from a DCWV 6x6 paper pack that I purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  I also didn't show the sparkle 12x12 pad from which I obtained the blue sparkle card stock. I couldn't believe it, but I found this holiday pack in the clearance section of BFC!  There are so many marvelous everyday bargain priced items for you to discover in your locally owned HM Ben Franklin Crafts stores. They are definitely your one-stop shop for crafting supplies.  Merry Crafting!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Love the shimmer and sparkle on your cool card. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Annette Allen said...

WOW great Christmas card.. love all the silver..

Happy Thanksgiving

Leanne said...

Pretty card Lynn! The details are stunning.
Have you ever tried to use the spray on adhesive? I've been using the one by Elmer's that has come in handy for me, especially with the transparency paper I've been using lately. I haven't tried it on anything daintier than that, but if I do I'll let you know how it goes. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful deer card Lynn!!! Tombow has vellum adhesive and works great with vellum. I use it often even on regular card stock. Thanks for sharing!

eunice said...

I must say that your "less is more"
Christmas card is beautiful! But less in this case looks like it took a lot of time and work to put together! Well worth every minute spent though, because this card is truly a treasure! I love the look of the intricate and sparkly snowflake background and paired with the silver deer and trees silhouette!