Friday, November 1, 2019

Peaceful Wishes Deer

Hello, everyone!  This month I plan to make a lot of winter and holiday cards!  Fortunately, Beccy's Place is having her Month of Holiday Cards, which is always so much fun and full of inspiration!  Thank you, Beccy!  It's an Alphabet Challenge and Day 1 is "A," so I went with antlers!


The die is Cottage Cutz Deer Snowflake Scene.  I created the inky background with 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.  It's one of my favourite techniques!

I trimmed the inky background to be slighly larger than the die-cut scene.  I stamped the Stampin' Up Peaceful Wishes sentiment in Memento Paris Dusk and layered the scene onto a snowflake embossed panel (Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry).

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critter 1/5; 52 Weeks to Christmas Moose or Deer; Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Christmas plus Homemade Background 1/3; CRAFT Winter 1/2; Crafts Galore Encore November AG 1/3; Crafty Catz 481 AG Snow 1/3; Die-Cuttin Divas AG 2/3; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Double D Silhouettes 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Word Art Wednesday 410-411 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 3/5; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3

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

43 comments:

Beccy said...

Wow, this is stunning KT. The background is absolutely beautiful and makes me think of cold and snow and also the aurora. I love the die cut scene... the deer looks beautifully graceful and the snowflake border at the top adds a wonderful lacy element. Wonderful!
Cheers,
Beccy

Bunny said...

Absolutely lovely. I really enjoy a blue and white winter or Christmas card. This really is a beautiful scene with a great background. [Bunny]`

terrie said...

Awesome card Kitty, love that blue background and pretty scene in white...well done

New Creations said...

So calm and cool, love it Kitty, cute winter scene!

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW that is such a great background and then a wonderful contrast with the white die cut. That die is gorgeous. It does give a peaceful feel.

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous! A beautiful background and die. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Double D!

karin said...

Love your card Kitty. Such a beautiful die on it.
Thanks for joining the Challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Karin DT

Chris said...

A beautiful card, the white die cuts look so lovely against the gorgeous inky background. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Catz this week.
Chris
x

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning card, beautiful background and like your die cuts, very striking and elegant!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Kitty, loving the background which showcases the die superbly.
Hugs
Linda xxx

carla said...

You have made a very beautiful background and used nice die cuts.
Thank you for participating in our challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good Luck !
Carla (DT)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous & your lovely background makes the die jump of the page.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Michelle said...

The inking in the background is stunning Kitty and your card is so beautiful - love this - Michelle x

Liz said...

Wonderful Christmas card, Kitty, a beautiful design. xx

Judy Woodland said...

This is just stunning, Kitty. Love that you chose to do a white sihlouette instead of the traditional black. Very creative. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Silhouette Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

Suzanne H said...

Such a beautiful die cut and your background as always is fabulous.

Donna Ellis said...

You make the prettiest backgrounds, KT! This one is especially gorgeous with your choice of framing and die cutting. Beautiful card! hugs, de

cotnob said...

A super card, such a fabulous background and lovely scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I always LOVE your watercolour ink-smooshing technique on photo paper, you make the most beautiful backgrounds for your card!! Amazing scene, love the deer in the wood!!! Very well done, Kitty!!
And congrats for your winning at Cat Lovers Hop! :D

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous with the white against that beautiful blue background. I love the wonderful scene you have made and it is indeed a peaceful one.

Barbara Godden said...

How did I miss this gorgeous card, beautiful background. I'm checking out Beccy's place for the challenge it sounds like fun. I'm only a couple of alphas behind lol.

Darlene said...

WOW! Your background is just gorgeous and perfect to showcase this regal buck! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouette’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Ingrid's Scrapfrutsels said...

Wow this background is beautiful! The deer is in the wood is perfect, for a christmascard. Thank you for joining us, at 52 WTC. Kind Regards Ingrid.

Lena said...

Stunning winter scene. Love, love the background. Cottage Cutz are one of my favourite die companies. Thanks for the reminder to dig out some of their dies and continue to work on my Christmas cards :-)
Happy crafting!
Big hugs,
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Annemarie en Merit said...

Beautiful christmas card with the Deer.
Thanks for joining us at 52WTC.
liefs Annemarie en Merit DT52wTC

mum of two said...

Beautiful! Love the background. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Aimeslee Winans said...

So very pretty! xoxo

Monica C. said...

This is so beautiful! I absolutely love that blue sky with the white silhouette of the deer and the scene in front of it.
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Anita van Deur said...

A beautiful winter scene. Love the deer die cut.
xx

Brenda said...

Absolutely gorgeous background and the die cut panel couldn't be more perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Kitty! I am back with my other hat: So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
Crafty Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Marijke said...

Fabulous card and a beautiful background! The deer is a nice one and good for the challeenge of 52 WTC. Thanks for showing your card! M.Zegers, dt 52 WTC.

Enny said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, lovely die and gorgeous background ! Thanks for sharing the link ! Enny

Rosina said...

Beautiful Christmas Card kitty...

Thans for joining
Hugs Rosina
DT 52 WTC

cards-by-epie said...

An amazing card Kitty , thanks your welcome at 52WTC
Hope we see you the next time again , have a nice day !!
Greetzzz… Epie DT52WTC

martina's kaartjes said...

great winter card ! lovely done
martina DT 52 WTC

Fikreta said...

its gorgeous card!
love it!
hugs

Suzan said...

Prachtig kaartje heb je gemaakt voor de Challenge!
Groetjes Suzan
DT 52WTC

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Your card is just stunning! Pinning to CASE 😊

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card, I love Christmas dies. Thank you for participating in the Brown Sugar Challenge. Danka DT

Nancy Soetaert said...

I love your card! The background is awesome!
Thanks for playing at 52WTC!
Nancy DT

Carole J said...

Oh - how beautiful, Karen! I love this card ! xx

Melanie R said...

Beautiful card, Kitty! The die cut image is perfect over that lovely background. Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar's November Challenge.