Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Let it Snow - TMS 530

Hello, everybody!  We have a new sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I really enjoyed this week's sketch and I hope you will too!  Please check out the TMS challenge blog to see what my talented teammates have made!   I am still making winter holiday cards!


I seem to collect deer dies, and this is a fun one! For the circle behind the die-cut, I went with one of my favourite techniques - Distress Oxides on photo paper. I layered several blues using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and then dried in between each colour. It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest, but I didn't. When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here. I first saw this technique on a video here.

For the background of my card, I used scraps from three different snowflake embossing folders (Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry, Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow, and Darice Snowflake Background).  The sentiment (Hero Arts) is stamped with Memento Danube Blue, and I finished off the card with three white snowflake sequins.

Here's this week's sketch, created by Andrea - Sketch 530.  I look forward to seeing what you make!


I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critter 5/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "S" for Snow UE; Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Christmas plus Homemade Background 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Glitter UE; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Crimbo Crackers Blue; Cute Card Thursday Festive UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter UE; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 1/5; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 2/2; Virginia's "Show and Share" November 1/wk 2/4; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Winter Blues UE
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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

30 comments:

Beccy said...

Wow, this is beautiful Kitty! I love the combination of different embossing folders to create the background. I have never thought to do this... it's so effective. Love the beautiful blue circle behind the gorgeous die cut, you've done a brilliant job of combining those inks. Gorgeous!
Cheers,
Beccy

Bunny said...

I love this. It's so pretty. The die and of course the colors and embossing are grand. [Bunny]

jimlynn said...

I think I must be in total love with that deer die. So beautiful and your card is right along with it too. Gorgeous! Glad you're playing at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies too.
LYnn

terrie said...

I love the background, I love the deer and I love all of the embossed snowflakes...oh did I say I love your card..well done that blue is perfect with the white...tfs

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, wow! Another amazing Distress Oxides on photo paper background for a deer's scene!! :D LOVE very much this type of cards from you!! Thanks for sharing!
The round diecut is so cute and fabulous, and it just POP on those blues!! Your card it's very elegant and inspiring interpretation of the sketch! The horizontal embossed panels look wonderfully in white!
Hugs

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful kitty - love the embossed background with the pop of colour with the main piece. Gorgeous - Michelle x

Margreet said...

Great idea to use various scraps of embossing papers as a background.
Love that die of the deer. It's a stunning card.
xxx Margreet

Andrea W said...

The white embossed background is lovely and I always enjoy seeing your deer dies. Wonderful winter card!

Linda Simpson said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch Kitty. The background and topper are gorgeous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Gina's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the technique you used for the background of the deer and the embossing looks fab. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Hugs
Gina xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really gorgeous Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty you made such a wonderful deer CAS card. You are just working like an elf in overtime.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous with the pretty snowflake background and the wonderful scene with the blue colors.

Fikreta said...

this is so very nice card!

Suzanne H said...

You do have a wonderful collection of dies. I love the different embossed pieces. I'm going to have to try this with those off-cut pieces that pile up.
Lovely card.

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

lovely card! I love all the Embossing folders you used. this is so pretty!

Donna said...

Fabulous card, like how you used white embossed layers for your background and lovely smoothed background for your deer!

Chandhini said...

Love the white BG, the blue makes the deer pop out.

Jan Mahew said...

Fantastic Card Kitty! Love your background technique, I'll have to try it. Truly make the Deer pop! Thank you for sharing your CAS card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck in the drawing!
Hugs,
Jan

Creaine said...

Love your Critter card!
Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

carla said...

I love this beautiful card.
It's so nice what you did with the background.
Well done.
Thank you for joining us at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good Luck !
Carla (DT)

karin said...

Kitty, I love the background you have made with the different embossing. Great card !
Thanks for joining the Challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Karin DT

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card!! I love dry embossing, and this is the perfect sketch to feature it!
Your BG you inked is so cool, too! I just put a box of photo paper in my box to donate, but I think I'll have to grab it and try this. :)

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, love the die and the inky layer, using different folder is a fab. idea but a lot of work. The sketch is great I hope to use it for another card,

Virginia L. said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH! I love, love, LOVE this card! Very calming and serene. beautiful design!

Theresa

NanaConnie said...

This is incredible, Kitty! I love the deer die cut and the idea of using different embossing folders to make a background. I'm definitely going to CASE that one! OK, slipping on a DT hat - Thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Kazz Cards and Crafts said...

The blue in the back ground, gives the card pop. Well done, lovely card. Karen Neil DT

Patti said...

This is sooooo beautiful I've just been staring at it!!

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! This is an absolutely stunning card!