Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oh My Gosh - I Finished a Card


Sit down before you fall down! Ha! I finished this card today. It's too long a story to explain why it took so long. There are 4 or 5 other cards that may make it too sooner or later too.

The deer was stamped, painted and cut out, and so was the tree. I used glitter glue and glitter on the deer's antlers and the tree on the white places. After I cut the deer out, I held a marker with the brush or pointed tip up in my right hand and the deer in my left between my forefinger and thumb. I ran the brush around the edges. It's an anal quirk of mine. You are going to say, 'No wonder it took you so long', but that didn't take long at all. I use cuticle scissors and they zip in and out. I also use an X-acto knife for the inside jobbies on the deer's antlers after the glue and glitter. That makes them stronger to work with (bad grammar). Glossy Accents was added to the nose and eyes.

The white background was die cut first and then and embossing folder was used on it. Then glitter glue was applied to the edges. The snowflake on the bottom is a die with glitter glue and glitter added and then a rhinestone sticker. The snowflake on the organdy bow is a brad with the brad part cut off and then glitter glue, glitter, and the rhinestone sticker was used on top. It was mounted with thin glue dots. The one near the deer's leg is just glitter glue, glitter and the rhinestone.

The background on the curved rectangle card was another story. First I used VersMark with a flourish stamp around the edges. Then I sponged 2 shades of distressed ink over that. You can barely see the first VersaMark. Sooooooo I followed that with more flourishes with VersaMark. This time Clear Embossing Powder was put on top and then heat embossed. Now this reminds me of branded leather, but what do I know. I was not trying for that either.

The cardfront was then mounted, then the bow. The tree and the deer were mounted using pop dots. The snowflake on the bottom right was mouted and then the rhinestones.

Supplies:

Images:
- 2 4.25X5.5 Neenah Paper Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock (One for the Curved Rectangle background and one for the Deer and Tree images)
- Spellbinders Curved Rectangles (Next to Largest)
- StazOn Forest Green
- Flourishes - Sleigh Ride (Deer) and Forest of Trees (Tree)
- Twinkling H2O's Warm Pecan and Dark Brown marker for edges of deer.
- Cuticle Scissors or Detail Scissors
- Glitter Glue
- DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal for white areas on tree, brad for bow, on the die snowflake
- Glossy Accents for nose and hoofs
- Glue Dots

Background:
- Spellbinders Curved Rectangle Largest. Fold CS and then bring bottom level with bottom curved edge of die.
- Distress Ink Pads Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 5MM Amber

I have a real wonderful surprise for you the next time I post! Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

46 comments:

Theresa said...

Wow, Shirley. Absolutely stunning! I love what you did with the deer antlers.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh this is super gorgeous!!! A wonderfully winter wonderland!!

catdidit said...

O-M-G!! *dies at all the intricate cutting* Ok, major cutting envy!! This is flat out gorgeous!! Love the glitter on the antlers and the tree...the coloring and sponging is just fantastic!!

mochamama said...

Shirley it's beautiful and worth the wait!!!!!

Maria Matter said...

Another jaw dropper, Shirley! The tree actually looks 3D! Love the Flourish images and your intricate cutting is what put this over-the-top! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Suzanne C said...

Maybe you should take long breaks if this is what you come back with! This is beautiful. I especially love the effect on the tree. :)

E.T said...

Oh my! This is lots of work!!!! And the result is an absolute stunner!

Jackie said...

Wow!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Girl this is amazing, I love, love love it.

retiredheather said...

Shirley I so admire the work on the antlers. Wow! Great card. I love that nestibility. Its such a busy time of the year so its great to hear from you.
Heather

Phree said...

Wow Shirley, this is just gorgeous. How much patience you must have to do such delicate cutting out.

Jane Wetzel said...

Love it Shirley--I really want to get that deer--I sure love the sparkle and that dark green ribbon!

Cheryl said...

Shirley this is wonderful. I love how you mounted the tree and of course all the snowflake background.

Sharon said...

Shirley this is wonderful! I love it!!

Peet said...

ohhh, I love this card! Wonderful Shirly!!!

Вера Храмова said...

Ширли, олень получился, просто, роскошным. Настоящий мачо!

Shirley Fyfe said...

This is just stunning Shirley! I do so love all the depth that you have created on this! The deer just looks amazing!

Jamie Martin said...

This is so pretty, love how you put it all together!

Elena said...

Oh, Shirley! This card is outstanding! I love all your delicate detailed work!!!

Free Spirit said...

Talk about intricate, detailed, and beautiful. You did a great job. You did a beutiful card for my kids. They love it and so do I . Not sure how you made it but the kids adore the giraffe. They have been fighting over it. It is so cute and Pravan loves the word hey on front. He said he learned a new way to say hello and knowing how to spell it is a bonus. Thank you sweetheart for doign that. Things have been crazy so I have not posted on my blog at all. Will post again soon.

Take care sweetie.

Lastel said...

Wow Shirley , this is gorgeous , all that intricate cutting sure paid off !

Mothermark said...

What a wonderful little Christmas card. I just love the little snowy Christmas tree! Great card Shirley!

stampqueen said...

Wowzers!!! Great card!!! Love the antlers on the deer - no way will I be trying to CASE the cutting out part, will have to do the glitter and stuff though!!! Love the colors of the card too - very warm feeling.

Lyn S said...

Well, that was Soooo worth the wait Shirley! Another stunning card, absolutely beautiful!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely beautiful, Shirley! So many wonderful details!

Vicki said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card Shirley!! That tree just looks so darn real!! Awesome details!! TFS! :)

Tammi said...

Omgosh Shirley, what a beauty of a card!! Pretty tree, love this!
Hugs, Tammi

Donna said...

This card is nothing short of perfection! Everything works so well together, and your improvised background sets the stage perfectly.

The Country Rose said...

Thunk! Did you hear that? That was my chin hitting the desk, lol! I am speechless- this card is beyond gorgeous, beyond stunning!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

Barb

The Country Rose said...

Thunk! Did you hear that? That was my chin hitting the desk, lol! I am speechless- this card is beyond gorgeous, beyond stunning!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

Barb

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amazing Shirley! I can't believe the amazing job cutting out those antlers...WOW! I just never would have gone there..and it never would have looked like yours anyway! Love all the beautiful details that bring this together!

the whimsical butterfly said...

What an amazingly detailed and GORGEOUS card, Shirley! Your work is so inspiring and the recipients of your cards must know how much time and love you put into each one...how special is that? LOVe it...thanks for sharing!!!

Traci said...

WOW! Your card turned out awesome. Your tree and deer are just gorgeous. Your detail in cutting and all the glitter! I love that leather look you created. Just an awesome job!

Kim Etherington said...

Wow, the deers antlers and the Christmas tree are stunning. Suck intricate work. I wouldn't have the patience for.

Etha said...

oh wow that is SO pretty! I can't believe you cut out the antlers and that tree......amazing!
I run my markers (or ink of any kind) along the paper edges as well ;)

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is stunning, and totally worth the effort and time!!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Shirley!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Stunning! You need to upload this one to the Flourishes Gallery on Splitcoast! You just need to use the keyword FLLC. I am in awe!!! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Wow! Shirley, this is stunning! I love the sparkle on the reindeer and tree, and that ribbon is wonderful! Gorgeous, gorgeous card! :D

Stamp and Smile said...

Darling card! Love the Nestie Label dies and CB embossing... Yum-O! YOur tree detail is just awesome... smiles! :)

Rina said...

Oh My...you have taken card creating to a whole different level, with this creation. Absolutely beautiful. I love what you did with the tree and the card shape. Just gorgeous!

Atty said...

Not sure how I missed this one, just beautiful card. The tree looks so dimensional.

Valoudesbois said...

Je tente une expérience, en te laissant un petit mot pour cette sublimissime carte !!!!!!

bravo

craftimamma said...

Hi Shirley. I followed the link from Phree's blog (Ink Stain Survivor) having seen the beautiful card you sent to her. And now I'm getting to see some more of your lovely work. I can't believe all that intricate cutting out of the tree and especially the deer's antlers. Wow, what patience you must have. I did look back over quite a few previous posts and have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I will be back!

Lesley

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Amazing scene you've created here. Stunningly gorgeous! I love your trick with the marker around your cut out image (TOO brilliant!) Hugs, :O) mel

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful!!! The cut work on that snow covered tree is just breath taking!! This is stunning!!
hugs, Jami

Denise Taylor said...

Wow Shirley, really like the look, the tree almost looks real, Love Denise

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