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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Oh Deer! Silver AND Gold?

Hello friends!
So how are you all doing on your Christmas makes so far this year?  I know the last Christmas card I made I said was my first of the year which really put into perspective how many more Christmas cards I need to be making...so here's another one to add to my collection!

Speaking of the "Christmas Dash"...here are a couple of really cute deer dashing through some sparkly snow!  All of the images used on my creation today come from Lawn Fawn.  They do make some of the cutest critters!  The reindeer  comes from the Critters in the Snow stamp set and I've used the coordinating die set to cut the deer out.

I took some glimmer paper and free hand cut out some hills for the snow and to pop my deer inside of.  The background trees and snow were created with the Let it Snow stamp set.  I stamped them various times repeatedly with Early Esspresso ink and did the "generation stamping" to make it look like a dense forrest.  The snow and stars at the top was stamped with Crumb Cake ink and the sentiment was embossed with gold embossing powder.  I sponged some white ink over the top to make it stand out a bit against the Kraft card stock.

I also added some gold stickles to the centers of some of the snowflakes.  The top layer of glimmer paper was popped out along with the deer.  I also used some Silver Sparkle Lawn Trimmings at the top and tied it in a bow before I popped up the Kraft panel with foam tape onto the Early Esspresso card base.

I wasn't sure about going in with the gold embossing and gold stickles with the silver glimmer paper and silver Lawn Trimmings, but against the brown colors, I think it turned out nicely!

Hope you've enjoyed my creation for you today!
Enjoy the rest of your week!!

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

Here are some challenges I'd like to enter this card in:

613 Avenue - anything goes
TIME OUT Challenge (Extra) - "Double the Joy" - Use 2 of something
Addicted to Stamps & More - Holidays

53 comments:

julieprice3 said...

How sweet! What a pretty scene, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Vicki! Love the cute scene and the sparkly snow! Hugs!

ManKo said...

sweeeeeet!

Olga said...

this is so cute, love the raindeer!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh your reindeer are so super cute- I love stamps with coordinating dies..we get so few in my country!! I love the super sweet scene you made Vicki and Hehe all the best in increasing your christmas card collection!!

SonjaK said...

So cute! You did a wonderful coloring and taking glitter paper for the snowy ground is really clever.

Beth said...

The reindeer are the cutest GF and I love that color combo....beautiful card.
hugs

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Vicki!! I love the sweet little reindeer, your fabulous hills and the amazing dense forest!!
Hugs, Tammy

Margreet said...

Awwww, those deer are too cute Vicki...love your card!
xxx Margreet

sandie said...

So much to love here...those adorable critters, the glitter hills and fabulous stamped trees. So pleased you joined us at Time out challenges x

Donna Mosley said...

This is so cute Vicki, love it!

Donna x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Christmas card Vicki..love the sparkly snow mounds and the Deer bouncing along..so adorable..and the background is superb.

luv CHRISSYxx

jimlynn said...

How in the world did I miss seeing this stamp set and die from Lawn Fawn!!! Gotta get that one for sure.
So pretty and love the way you did the background with the trees! Adorable.
Lynn

Sue said...

I love the scene you have created and the images are so cute. The added sparkle looks wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

Tammy said...

Super cute, love the gold and silver with the kraft! Great card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest! What adorable deer prancing through the glittery snow. Luv the scene you created Vicki. Precious card!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. I love the little deer and the glittery "snow".

Patti J said...

So cute, Vickie! Love those little critters! And just think...you now have two cards made!!! Hugs...

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! I love the neutral color scheme, the sparkle from the hills and those sweet little deer!

Becky said...

OH Vicki, this is so cute! I love how you used that glimmer paper.

aussie aNNie said...

cute and ADORABLY cute Vicki, love the little now scene with these cuties running along and behind it..xxxThe Journey is the Start


debby4000 said...

Oh your card is so adorable and fabulous too.
luv
Debby

Shona Chambers said...

What an incredible scene you've set here!! All that sparkly paper and beautifully coloured deer, this is amazing and anyone would be so happy to receive this at Xmas. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Time Out Challenges and we hope to have you visit with us again!!

Kylie said...

Just fabulous, Vicki! I love the glitter in amongst all the neutral colour. Your deer are adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Cindy Groh said...

What an adorable card. Love it.

Stef H said...

love this! you do snow beautifully!!!!

hugs :)

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this sweet, sweet holiday card, Vicki!! What a delightful design!

MiamiKel said...

OMG, I LOVE this card!! How charming!! Everything about it is just perfect! The snow, gahhhh - so creative! ♥

Deepti said...

Awww so cute! love you color choices :)

Céline said...

Oh My... so cute, love this little scene
hugs
céline

Patricia St Martin said...

So cute Vicki! Love those reindeer.
Hugs Pat

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is so cute. I love the glimmer paper you used and how you got that fab 3d effect.
Caroline xxx

crafty-stamper said...

love the cute rheindeer and sparkly hills
carol x

Asha said...

This is definitely an Oh Em Gee card for me! The cute little deers and the glittery shimmery snow-dunes! Does it get ore magical than that?! Methinks not! Great job, my friend!
hugs, Asha

Becca Cruger said...

Cuteness overload!! This is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Davi said...

Vicki, this is beautiful!! I love love those sweet reindeer and the cool way you make them running thru the snow drifts!!The soft color really looks like a snowy day when I visited my daughter in Alaska!!

Patti said...

Wow Vicki this card is tremendous!! I really love the glittery hills! : ) Beautiful job.

Patti

cm said...

What a wonderfully festive, happy scene you've created, with the darling deer leaping through the glittery snow. Marvelous! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
~c

Sue said...

Very sweet card! I love your cute reindeer and fabulous background. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

NanaConnie said...

So precious. Love the dimension and the silver sparkle as the snow is a fabulous design idea, Vicki! Terrific background for the scene.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Vicki i love, love, love this beautiful card those reindeer are gorgeous so is the background and the sparkly snowdrifts, it looks amazing.
hugs
lorraine x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this!

Donna said...

I {heart} this card Vicki, the muted colours are perfect and I'm loving all the sparkle and these adorable little deer...beautiful scenery too! :) Donna ♥ x

Monika Reeck said...

Vicki I love the scene you made it is soo sooo sooo cuteee a lovely seasons greetings card... and lovely glimmery sand under the deer...cute cute and I love the non traditional color for this card..its no post yet sometimes from USA the post come at 4 days afrer or 2 weeks after if I am not lucky it will come at 2 weeks my dear...will tell you if its come...hugs, Monika

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! No wonder I'm comment 45 (-: Your card is Amazing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin

JD/ Jill said...

Oh it's doesn't get much cuter than this! Very nicely done!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Adorably cute :) Just lovely and beautifully put together - thanks for playing at Time Out this week!

Lola said...

Completely darling! Nothing wrong with silver and gold.

nwilliams6 said...

Not sure how I missed this darling card. Love those deer and the fun scene you created. Wow - LOVE this. Hugz!

Dawn Frost said...

Ooooh I love this card Vicki, beautiful combination of colours

Monika Reeck said...

Vickiiiii you are the winner at the challenge on ADDICTED TO STAMP AND MORE..yaayyy I told you I love the scene you made...Congrats and I am happpyyyy for you my friend and thanks for the tip you sent me per mail...by the way how to read the READER at Blogspot.com I never know it I only put your name and your link on my side bar at the left side then I can see if Vicki has put a new card then I can jump to your blog...and see here 50 comments waaaw you are like a rock star my dear..big hugs, Monika

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, yay!!!! I'm so excited for you, Vicki! Congratulations on the well-deserved WIN over at ATSM!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenna said...

So a sweet winter card, Vicki!!! I love your reindeers! Hugs Jenna

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