Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snowflakes Sparkle

I love to look at my stamps and see a way to use them that isn't the original intent of the stamp -  such is the challenge over on Nicole Heady's blog for the Make It Monday this week - to make a frame using PTI stamps (now that I look back at the challenge I see it says to make a 'square' frame - and I made a rectangle - whoops!)

Anyhoo -   I looked through my plethora of  PTI stamp sets  and came upon this Background Basics - Retro Set -  and I thought this line/circle stamp would make a great looking winter frame.  I masked the edges when I stamped the side pieces so they didn't stamp past the edges.  I die cut the tree and deer from the In the Meadow die set - stamping them with the snowflake stamp from the set of the same name.    I stamped the sentiment below the frame.
I brushed over the tree and deer with Glitter Glaze for some sparkle and layered them over the frame using foam dots.
I'm also entering this in the Cas-ology Cue Card - Brown challenge.

I'm so happy with the pretty frame on my card -  and happy to have learned a new way to look at my stamps!

Stamps:  Background Basics - Retro, In the Meadow - PTI
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, white, Soft Stone, Ocean Tides - PTI
Ink:  Memento Gray Flannel, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  In the Meadow Dies - PTI, Glitter Glaze Sheer sparkle - MFT, foam dots

28 comments:

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... love the sparkly deer! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super amazing PTI frame!!! Great job!!! The little scene you have created is so wonderful!!
Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. I LOVE the graphic design of the stamp and it makes a fabulous frame to show off your beautiful tree and reindeer.

Isn't it great when we learn a new way to use our stamps - love it and will have to look through my collection to see if I can do that. Thanks for inspiring! Loll xx

Sharron said...

Great idea for your frame! Wonderful scene--love the sparkly deer!

Jill Norwood said...

This is wonderful! Love the frame you created! And this card is gorgeous!

victoria h said...

Great stamped frame and wonderful Christmas card.

Marcia said...

GREAT frame for your winter scene...love it! :0)

Renee said...

Gorgeous, Julia!
I love your rectangle frame...
it's perfect! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG! I love the frame you made fabulous bg on this excellent card!!

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful background, and I love how you've stamped the tree with snowflakes.

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julia, that frame is perfect, like dots of snow falling! I love the glittery deer as well, beautifully frosty and very festive.

Carolanne said...

I love deer and this is just beautiful. Great stamp for the frame. Perfect!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my word, Julia, if only I could award prizes - this is SO brilliant!!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy Guse said...

Love your frame, beautiful card!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Julia! Love the shimmery dear and gorgeous scene!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Love your card, the colors and the design - so perfect!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is gorgeous Julia! Fab idea for your frame and love the silhouettes.

!neke said...

Beautiful scène!
L ove the deer!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful winter scene, Julia! I love the glittery deer and tree~~ your frame is also so very creative :)

Martha said...

Julia, this is SO adorably sweet!

Rema said...

Love the wildlife scene you've created....

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful creation! Love your forest scene here! :) HUGS

walchowDesign said...

Fab frame choice and scene!

OH Babs said...

Lovely card.

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your frame and the scene is positively perfect!!

Judy1223 said...

Beautiful frame and gorgeous sparkly reindeer! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

Gorgeous card Miss Julia, loooove the frame you created, the deer and tree are fabulous, thanks for sharing..

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