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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Reindeer in the Forest

The birch trees die from Memory Box has been on the top of my wish list since I first saw it some time ago, and I'm finally a very happy owner of one! I got it yesterday and wanted to play with it straight away.
I had planned to make a white on white card, I don't know where in the process things evolved away from that, but as you can see it did, lol.
I've seen others using stamped non colored images and I wanted to try it out myself, using a reindeer cling stamp from Penny Black. I fussy cut it and attached it to a DP from Maja Design together with the die cut trees.
The frame is made using two circle dies on kraft. I covered it first with bronze EP, then I added "aged gold" frantage. I quite like the look of it.
The birch trees and punched snowflakes have got glitter on them. The sentiment is a sticker mounted onto a border of vellum. I mounted the panel onto a another piece of Maja Design DP, then I attached it all to my white base card using foam stickers.

My card turned out completely different from what I had envisioned, but at least I got one more Christmas card ready!


This card is for these challenges:
1) Winter Wonderland - Winter Animals
2) Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas
3) Completely Christmas - #11 Anything Goes
4) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #64 Circles and Squares
5) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes

33 comments:

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, you have created the perfect background for your fabulous Reindeer, they look perfect left uncoloured, you have created a very elegant Christmas card.
Pauline
x

Marina said...

That tree die is great - helps create a really atmospheric card. The uncoloured images have a wonderfully subtle effect and I like the definition created by the gold frame.

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful. I love it.

Crafty Lark said...

Love this card Pia, fab scene and a very special Christmas card. Flora xx

Avril Ann said...

Stunning Pia, no wonder you wanted that Die, I think every single Memory Box die is on my wishlist, LOL...love the softness you have created on this card hun xxx

Jackie said...

That's an awesome tree die Pia & I like your idea of the non stamped image...looks great on your beautiful card! Awesome work as always & TFS!!!

Loz said...

I LOVE this card and design Pia..Loz

Lau W said...

Lol ! like me, I imagine things, and my card was no longer looking at what I imagined ! So beautiful card Pia, sweet and love the embossing powder !
xxx

Laine said...

Stunning and elegant Pia. Always a delight for the eye.
Laine
xx

chrissy xx said...

Another one of your list Pia..LOve how you've used your new MB trees..
A FABulous scene and such pretty colours.
Chrissyxx
Bet something else will go on the list now lol..Mine never goes down.

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Wonderful card Pia..love the image and trees and gorgeous card design.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Pia. I love the trees and can see why you were so keen to own that die. The reindeer looks beautiful, I love the soft colours and wonderful design.
Sue xx

Monika Reeck said...

woooww very romantic christmast scene dear Pia..the deer kiss the other one...love love this...you made christmas card already ooh dear you are so dilligent...Have a nice evening...hugs, Monika

Donna said...

Beautiful card, very striking, elegant and peaceful! I so admire you working on your Christmas cards all year.

Sue said...

Stunning card Pia!! its really lovely huggles Sue xx

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! I can see why you have been wanting those dies; they are quite elegant. Thanks for playing with both CHNCC2 and CSAYL.

Tracey Fehr said...

The end product may have been different than what you had in mind...but it is gorgeous! Simply elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!
Tracey, DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

Obviously your sweet deer knew how they wanted to be showcased with your new die, Pia! I love a card artist that just goes with the flow and let's the Muse guide them. It is fantastic! That die is in my Wish Book, too! Hugs, Darnell

Sue B said...

This is really beautiful Pia… such a fab background with the snowflake paper and wonderful trees… and the reindeers in the foreground are perfect… it's a stunning design! :-)
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! I love the beautiful scene you've created!
Tammy x

Jenny said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. LG Jenny

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hei Pia,
wow this is gorgeous, love the die cut too, it's in my endless shopping list too...
beautiful stamp and lovely design.
You could enter Penny Black and more Challenge too;-))m

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design...thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, hope to see you again next week for another fab challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
X

Asha said...

So elegant and classy, Pia. Absolutely LOVE the use of frantage on the bronze EP. The frame truly looks ages and is in keeping with the rest o the image. The deers are simply adorable.
hugs, Asha

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Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 11 and CHNC challenge extra for May with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland.

Deborah A

Samantha K said...

Really beautiful and the frame is so elegant.Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

Patricia Chalas said...

Cute card, love the combination...Thanks for joining us at CSAYL this week!!

scrappymo! said...

This is so stunning! That PN deer stamp is amazing and your scene with the trees is wonderful!!!
On my iPhone...will catch up on your blog once I leave Mum's and meet DH up at the lake for a much deserved rest! Lol

Donna said...

Beautiful card!

Danielle Vincent said...

Now I really want those dies too!! What a gorgeous creation! Love the frontage - it definitely adds some elegance to the card. Hugs D

Skye said...

Fabulous card. Love how it turned out, it's perfect. I love how you have used the frantage on the frame, it give it a lovely aged look.