Carolina challenged us to create a card that contains only the following items and no others:
* one neutral color for the card base: white, ivory, black, brown, or kraft
* two different colors of card stock
* one patterned paper
* three buttons
* one color of ribbon
* as little or as many Gina K images as we'd like
Since I really need to add to my Christmas card stash, I chose to go with that theme for my design. I love this beautiful reindeer from Gina's The Magic of Christmas stamp set. He has a regal bearing about him, don't you think?
I chose white as my neutral cardstock; burgundy and metallic green as my two different colors of card stock; my one patterned paper is obvious; my three buttons are actually a button die cut out several times and stacked for depth of a real button; I used gold for my ribbon; and, like I wrote above, I chose Gina K's The Magic of Christmas stamp set. I colored this sweet reindeer with Copic markers, masked him off, and stamped the trees in the background. The trees were colored with Stampin' Up's old forest green reinker, as well as creamy caramel and chocolate chip reinkers, and blender pen. I used a gold paint pen to color the stars on top of the trees. I added silver glitter on the garland of my trees. For my clouds, I punched a scallop punch out of a post-it note and sponged my color around that. It's hard to tell in my photo, but for the snowy ground, I dipped a paint brush in white craft ink and painted it carefully around my trees all the way to the bottom of the card. I then used detailed white embossing powder and heat embossed it. Last, I used a glue pen to adhere dazzling diamonds on top of the snow.
Now, to continue the hop, head on over to Cheri's blog and check out the marvelous creation she has designed! Have fun!