Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Miracle of Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
I spotted this card on Pinterest a couple weeks ago, and I was inspired to put my own twist on it for this challenge:
 I used my mini MISTI to stamp my deer family first.  It took a couple of stampings to get a nice, dark image, but that's the beauty of the MISTI!  Then I masked off the ground directly beneath the deer and used the pine tree stamp to create my forest.  I stamped some of the trees directly, and some after stamping off once or twice to create a difference in depth.  Then I masked the moon with a punched out circle and used SU!'s Brocade Blue to sponge in the night sky.  When I removed the moon mask, the moon was a bit too bright, so I sponged some light gray ink on it to soften the look.  Then, I splatted some watered down white paint to give the look of snow.

After, I removed the ground mask, I sponged on some glue on the ground and added some fine glitter to make a snow covering.  I'm really please with how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.  AND right now, there is a HUGE sale going on--Wendy is looking to clear out her show inventory.  So head over and see.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Deer Family Silhouette", "Large Pine Tree" and "May the Miracle . . ."
Dies: MFT "Stitched Scallops"; Marvy Uchida 1" circle punch

Unicorn Challenge #46--fully loaded or CAS (I went with CAS)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes with the optional twist: snow people (I did not use the twist)
Sparkles #103--It's snowtime
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--add a tree
Power Poppy Creative Spark--shimmer
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Brown Sugar #292--anything goes
Creative Inspirations--something seasonal
Creatalicious #169--add some sparkle
Creative Craft Cottage #121--Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #13--anything goes
Cardz TV #96--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #112--anything goes
CAS(E) This Sketch #336--sketch

Cut It Up #181--outdoor fun
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #452--anything goes with the optional twist: embossing (I did not use the twist)
Simon Says Stamp Monday--S is for? Snow and sparkle


Donna said...

How beautiful and peaceful! Great take on the Pintrest card.

Glittered Paws said...

What a pretty Christmas card- love the peace of theforest and the soft falling snow. I love my Misti as well, really saves a lot of "bad words".

Esther Asbury said...

Wow!! This is one gorgeous winter card, Heather! I love the paint spatter falling snow and the sparkly glitter snow on the ground! Perfect!!!

Laurie Unger said...

I don't think I have these deer in my collection. Gonna need to get them. Great scene and use of the sketch.

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card! The scene you have created is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for joining in the fun at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Heather said...

So gorgeous, Heather - I love all the glitter - it makes perfect snow! A truly lovely and peaceful woodsy scene. Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Megan J said...

Hi Heather, a superb Christmas card for your stash, love the soft snow falling on the deer family. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Such a beautiful, serene outdoor scene. I loved reading how you crated it, and how soft your colors are compared to that inspiration card.

Thanks for playing with us at Cut it Up for our Outdoor Fun challenge!


Ines said...

Beautiful :) Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge :) Ines DT

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome Christmas project with us in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog's August "Anything Christmas Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, MLCCB DT
Love To Scrap 2

N-Eva said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely elegant christmas card. ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Joy Wilson said...

Beautiful winter card! I love the sketch too! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Paddington fan said...

A wonderful Christmas card, love the elegance of it! Thank you so much for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and I look forward to seeing you again soon, love Jacky x

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the scene you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Tracey T said...

What a beautiful scene! Thank you for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

New Creations said...

Love the winter feel on it with a beautiful scene!
Thank you for joining at Cut it up challenge!
DT Vinita

Rachelle Oltean said...

This scene is really beautiful - you can almost feel the quiet stillness that this card evokes. Really nice execution!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Super cute! Gorgeous entry for our Snowpeople challenge. Really love this! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' so glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

Carol L said...

I love how that card inspired you to create one of your own, and it looks wonderful! I just love all the added sparkle and the softly stamped trees in the background! I'm also loving the clever way you used your snippets on the card posted above this one! It's brilliant and I love the finished look!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional add some sparkle” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…