Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dashing Through the Snow

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a winter holiday card!  This is my second one this month, and I am hoping to make a third before the month is over.

I fell in love with this gorgeous dashing reindeer stamp that I won from Mrs. A in her December Butterfly Challenge - thank you!  I made a cool background with Distress Inks using the ink smooshing technique on a die-cut scalloped rectangle, and then heat-embossed the reindeer and sentiment in white. I layered it on coordinating cardstock and then onto a white card base. I finished off the card with 5 white snowflake sequins as embellishments.

Clear stamps:  Reindeer (won from Mrs. A, thank you!), sentiment (Winnie and Walter Winter Wishes)
Inks: Background (Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves), stamping (Versamark)
Die:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Scalloped Stitched Rectangle
Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, white snowflake sequins

I would like to support the following 8 challenges: 
ABC Christmas E for Embellishments (snowflake sequins) UE
Christmas Kickstart Moves on Hooves 1/3 C8
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG UE
Dare 2B Artzy AG 3/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Whatever the Weather (snow) 1/5
Winnie and Walter 5th Birthday Bash Customize Die-cuts with Crystal (scalloped rectangle)
Winnie and Walter 5th Birthday Bash Five Challenge with Shay (5 snowflake sequins)
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the vibrant colours.
Kath x

New Creations said...

Such a fabulous creation, love the image, so perfect for smooshing technique!

Bunny said...

What a great Christmas card. I love the sentiment, too. The reindeer looks so nice embossed. The smooshing colors are beautiful. [Bunny]

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous background on this stunning festive card Kitty.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really gorgeous Kitty. Love the colours & effect.

Dotty Jo said...

Yummy colours and a gorgeous embossed image. Thanks so much for playing along at Christmas Kickstart Challenge, your card is fabulous, Jo x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, you have created a fabulous background for your reindeer - lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful background lovely design. love the embossed reindeer. I see you joined Jo's challenge (Christmas Kickstart), she is one of the Snarky Stampers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I love the deer design. Sorry this is short but the electricity is very fickle now with the storm.

Liz said...

Super Christmas card, Kitty, the background is stunning! xx

Donna said...

Beautiful, my favorite color on your fabulous background and the reindeer is fantastic! Your Christmas collection is growing!

Lindsey said...

Your smooshed background is gorgeous! A perfect backdrop for the elegant reindeer. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Kitty, this card looks wonderfully with that sweet and elegant reindeer stamp (congrats for your winning!!) and the vibrant smooshing!!! Love blue and purple!!! The scallop frame adds a so pretty look to the design! Very well done!!
Biggest hugs!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty that reindeer is gorgeous. Love the background and beautiful embossing.

KandA said...

Wow what a beautiful card Kitty. Love the wonderful background colours and the reindeer stamp is gorgeous xx

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!
love it!

Claudia Rogier said...

Really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

ionabunny said...

A beautiful reindeer and I love the white against the bright background. Thanks for joining the Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz

terrie said...

I love your background and the color combo well done (mine never looks this good)your stamped image is perfect for another holiday cards...
thanks for sharing your holiday cards Kitty

Paper Pawz by Kim Hamilton said...

Beautiful background! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colour!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x