Thursday, 20 October 2011

Christmas Alphabet - D for Deer

Afternoon All,

In yesterdays WOYWW post I mentioned that I would try embossing the velvet paper I had lying on my workdesk and a few of you commented that you  would be interested in the result. And, here is the piece I trialled.

As you can see it embosses very well ... it's the very devil to photograph though! I had to try all sorts of lighting and angles to get a satisfactory shot, but I think you can see the embossing quite well in this one. And, I've incorporated it into my letter D card too.

The velvet paper is self-adhesive so normally the backing would be removed to adhere it down. But, because of the effect of embossing, I left the backing on and instead used glue gel to stick it to the card. It may well be possible to remove the backing after embossing ... I just thought I might spoil the effect by doing so. 

There's three different co-ordinating pattern papers taken from the same paper pad by My Minds Eye called, appropriately enough, Darling Dear - one of the papers has depictions of cute little deer.  The base is a light grey textured card. I think the combination of colours, greys, red and tan, make this card suitable for a male recipient.

This Rudolph has the biggest and reddest (?) nose ever, thanks to the oddly shaped dewdrop I found in my stash. Rudolph, coloured with Promarkers, and the string of lights stamps are from a magazine freebie. I stamped the lights onto the red dotty paper, cut them out ... a painstaking process, but worth it ... and glazed them after adhering them to the card.
The decoration on the inside and back is just a repeat of the edge trim on the front.

Materials used: 
  • Cardstock: Papermania A4 textured card, grey, folded to A5 size; smooth white card
  • DP: My Minds Eye Darling Dear 6x6 pad, Papermania Luxury Velvet Paper Redcurrant Jam
  • Cuttlebug All-In-One embossing folder, Twinkle
  • Stamps: OneFourZero Stamp Set (free with Simply Cards & Papercraft)
  • Promarkers - Sandstone, Ice Grey 1, Poppy
  • Doodle Dewdrops red
  • Anita's 3-D Clear Gloss Finish
I've had a few interrupted days ... well, more interrupted than usual ... but I'm hoping to settle down to a bit of blog-hopping for an hour or so now and catch up with what folks have been up to. And talking of what folks have been up to ... yesterday, Caroline (A Crafty Scrappers Thoughts for the Day) has brought us an update on baby Ayla's progress, and she's home which is really good news ... she's gorgeous, link here to see a photograph of this bonnie baby.
Happy crafting,


Sarah said...

It did turn out fab - the texture and red just love each other - love your colours and design - so festive and bright - great work!

Bernie said...

Fantastic card! Wonderful color combo and the ebossing is fabulous! I think I'd be afraid to pull of the backing paper too.
Blessings Bernie

Sarpreet said...

This is such a gorgeous, Sorry it has been a while since I hvae been on your blog, it may be a little longer before I can start visiting regularly.

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

Yummy scrummy papers that's for sure .. .. and your felt embossing looks amazing!!

Love Rudolph's red nose!!

Love Jules xx

coops said...

gorgeous card elizabeth.i love the embossing and fab papers and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fab card Elizabeth and the reindeer's nose made me laugh, more fantastic embossing too.