Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge- Easel Card

 It's time for the Monthly Challenge at Sweet Stamps, and we are making Easel cards.
 I had fun with my brayer- and I used it with Ink Spots and a full sized ink pad. The lightest color Tidal Wave was a spot, next a full sized pad Nassau Blue and the final touches were with a sponge using Aquamarine. Can you see the flourishes I stamped in the dye White ink?  I thought that would make it look blustery- got that idea from Ann : ) 

 I added the trees in black and added some snow on the branches, then cut out the deer out of Brown French Roast Coordinations. I added some paw prints using W1 and W3 Copics. I took glue and randomly went back and forth across the white portion and added Microfine Glitter.

 The Joycraft dies were cut using white shimmery cardstock. I added faux stitching around the edges with a Vintage Photo - here is a different shot at the card where you can see the bottom part with the sentiment:
 Here are the Sweet Stamps items I used on my card:**

** Here is a look at our snowfall- we are expecting more by the end of the week:
Peanut- he's a Cockapoo-  wants some attention : )

 Can you see the incoming bird?  And, we have a family of Cardinals in one of the evergreens : ) Hubby is quite proud of this pic!

 The Nativity is ~ 6" covered- the sheep is not visable- it is buried in the snow..... : )
That is the neighbors dog on our front porch.

 Back to the Easel Card Challenge........... I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  There are weekly challenges as well- come join us!!!   Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Last Minute Christmas Card
Brown Sugar- Christmas
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- Happy Holidays
Craftitude- A/G Christmas Sparkle
Cut It Up- Christmas and a Die Cut
Your Next Stamp- I used Inspiration Photo
Moving Along With the Times- Walking in a Winter Wonderland

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Shelly! I love the snow, the deer and all your fabulous embellishments inside and outside. Great card!

I would love to have you join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog if you haven’t already joined. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

Donna Ellis said...

beautiful easel card, Shelly, and darling little Peanut in those photos! Love the Sweet Stamp products you have chosen - elegant, lovely, festive! hugs, de

Migdalia said...

A beautiful card with such a GORGEOUS scene!!!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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jimlynn said...

Shelly, it's looking a lot like Christmas at your house!!! That's A LOT of snow! So fun - if you live in Texas and don't ever get to see it! Thanks for the pictures.

LOVE your card. A perfectly beautiful scene with that deer die. The background is so pretty and love the easel card too. Love everything about this!


Roxie said...

Nice job creating your snow scene, beautiful card.

Renee said...

Shelly I live your easel card! Such a pretty design and gorgeous colors!

Sheila said...

great image, nice easel card! thanks for playing along with us at YNS

Shirley said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog, Shelly!! I had to stop by and what did if find! A really really beautiful winter scene both on your card and in your yard! TFS I love every detail of your card and you made me feel so human. Most of the time I think I do too much, but can't help myself. What an artist you are. I have really missed your art. BTW that young soldier gave that request to a visiting helper and she passed it on in Facebook. You can send a card too if you like.

Anonymous said...

So pretty Shelly! love your winter scene! Neat deer die and snowflakes! Pretty winter scene with your house too! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Yup, you got lots of snow too. We got about the same amount. I LOVE your card. I made my Christmas cards in the same colours and I just love it. Your deer is so adorable. I like the snowflakes you added to the top and the base.

Debbie said...

Super Last minute Christmas and perfect for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Happy Christmas to you. Debbiex

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Exquisite! Beautiful easel cards. Thanks for showing the photos, too.

Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge at Cut it Up!

Anne Temple said...

Your easel card is gorgeous. Love all the little details you added, especially the paw prints in the snow. :-)

Penny said...

Gorgeous easel design, Shelly! Love the stamped flourishes with that fabulous scene you created! :^)
And all of your photos look so cold to a desert dweller! :^) Tell your hubby that is a fab shot of the birds! :^)
Hugs, Penny

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I want that snow!!! OH OH OH!!! I love your pup (and the neighbors!) out in the snow - oh I'm so envious! Need a house guest? :) Gorgeous card, I thik it's my favorite of yours yet!! STUNNING!!


Such a pretty 'Last Minute' xmas card - perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Donna K said...

I can see where your snowy inspiration comes from Shelly! What a GORGEOUS card and your photos, although COLD, are also gorgeous. Warm hugs from NC!!

Unknown said...

beautiful easel card thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week

grts tonnie

June Houck said...

Oooo, Shelly, a scene card AND an easel card! I LOVE this beautiful card. The intricate die cuts are beautiful. I am so glad you joined us at Cut It Up!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wonderful design, I love how you created the background with the inks and glitter and the little hoof prints.

Dewi Lestari said...

It's lovely! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Happy Holidays

Katie Ann Brooks said...

GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing at CIU! said...

Lovely card! Classic and sparkly. Thanks for joining us at YNS!

Crafting Vicky said...

wow what an elegant card! Totally adore the great easel and the colors you have used for this.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

Unknown said...

Gorgeous step card! Really love how you used the colors for this beauty!
Thank you for playing along with YNS' Fun Friday Challenge this month.
Happy New Year!
Ruza, YNS Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Anonymous said...

FAB easel card!! So lovely!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ YNS for our monthly challenge!!
Nicole’s Craft Nook