Thursday, November 7, 2019

Woodland Whimsy

Hello again, friends!  I'm back to share a card I made for the current challenge at The Paper Players where Anne Marie has given us a wonderful theme for either fall or holiday cards.

I began with the intent of making a birthday card but when the scene was done, I thought it worked better for a Christmas winter card.

After stamping and masking the deer and birch trees, I also masked off the snowy hills in the background for some ink blending.  For the sky I used lighter blue distress inks and then lost my mind a little and added a purple which just did not blend in sufficiently.  It was then I knew it had to be a night sky and added both dark blue and some black around the edges.  When dry, Copic markers were used to color the trees and deer, plus create some shading on the snowy hills and then I used a white gel pen to create snow over the entire scene.

The sentiment was heat embossed in platinum embossing powder on a vellum strip and wrapped around the trimmed down panel then adhered to the scallop border panel.  I had some sparkly snow flakes left over from die cutting a glitter paper panel, so they were added for a final touch.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great weekend!


Stamps: Woodland Whimsy, Holiday Greeting Mix 1 (both Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Grafix Platinum Vellum
Ink:  Gina K Chocolate Truffle Amalgam; Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks
Other: Ranger Platinum ep, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, A2 Scallop Rectangle die (Honey Bee), Copic markers


Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable, Stef! Your coloring is perfect!Thank you for playing with The Paper Players!

Windy Ellard said...

Beautiful scene and coloring. It could have worked for a winter birthday, too! I know I would love it and mine is in February! Thanks for playing along with the theme challenge this week over at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Wow! This is a fabulous little night scene, and each and every element is just perfect! SO pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Players, Stef!