Saturday, September 01, 2018

Christmas Fawns Walking in Winter Wonderland

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

Our  Christmas Part 2 dies are available, and on a 25% sale,  in the online store.  There are 29 new designs in this release. The Christmas Part 1 dies are still on sale as well.  The design team will be posting samples with the Part 2 dies shortly. Again, we are hoping to give you lots of ideas for your Christmas cards.

For my card today, I am using the Christmas Fawn die. This is in the Part 1 release and was sold out for awhile but it is now back in stock. Also the Journey to Bethlehem was another popular die and it is also back in stock.  

So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1:  I started my card with the colors this week. I used the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #702 or my card. The colors are cherry cobbler, early espresso and so saffron. I was able to incorporate them nicely into my card.
so saffron, cherry cobbler, early espresso
Step 2: Once the card colors were chosen, I started the stenciling for my background. I used a snowfall stencil and some shimmery white embossing paste. There is lots of sparkle on the snowflakes. I set that aside to dry and started the die cutting.
I cut the fawns in a baked brown sugar cardstock (medium brown) and did a bit of sponging for some contrast.  The tree branch is cut in the early espresso shade, the ornament in so saffron and the birds in cherry cobbler. What I have learned doing color challenges is that you don't have to emphasize all colors equally.  And, neutral colors like white, brown gray etc. help to balance the other colors.
Step 3: Next I cut a snowbank for my fawns to stand on. I used glitter glue and chunky glitter to give a bit of sparkle to the top of the bank.
I stamped my sentiment in early espresso ink. I love this rich brown shade of ink and it's also another way to incorporate the colors from the challenge.

Attached the snowbank to the stenciled base with dimensional adhesive..
Once that was in place I began attaching the images. I used a combination of dimensional adhesive and glue dots. I decided I didn't want a yellow bird so I changed it out to both in the cherry cobbler color. Used some light yellow metallic glue dots for a little added bling. Again, another way to get the challenge colors onto my card.
To complete my card, I attached the image panel to the cherry cobbler card base. I hope I have given you some inspiration for a way to use this sweet new die. They are on sale in the online store and there is also a big Labor Day sale with savings on other dies of up to 60%.

See you next Saturday!

die I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

I love this sweet die! Your embossing paste snowy background looks great and so does the added sparkle!

Janja said...

Very nice. It looks great with shiny snow-covered background.

Sukie said...

Very sweet card! The background looks amazing with the added sparkle! Adorable die cuts too!

Lois said...

I love the way you added snow to your card, Mary -- with the sparkly embossing paste and the chunky glitter on the ground. It's nice to see a frosty card when it's 90+ degrees outside!

Bev Polen said...

Hi, Mary! What an adorable card you made with the darling fawns! Love it!

Jeanne said...

Cute card Mary. These fawns are some of my favorites from the new release.