Saturday, December 11, 2010

LOC One Reindeer...Two Reindeer..

It is Saturday morning here and finally sunny with a breeze - hopefully some of the flood waters around the regions will be able to subside a bit!  The east coast of Australia is literally underwater to varying degrees and will be making the most of this much needed break weather wise.

Thank you to those of you who have been sending messages and praying for me over this last week and my surprise visit to hospital!  I am happy to report I woke up feeling HUMAN again today - so that has got to be good LOL!  The infection in my leg is looking better and slowly disappearing - so thank you all, you have added such a lovely touch to my otherwise challenging week!!!

As Christmas approaches who can resist the Layers of Color Reindeer Waltz art stamps.  These gorgeous reindeer do all the work with Christmas cards and I am going to show you why!

My DP is made my swiping the Distressing Ink Pad across the embossing folder before adding the card stock and then running the it through the Cuttlebug - don;t you  just love the effect!  My SU Demo and friend Ann showed me how and I have not looked back....I am swiping anything that moves!  LOL!

The reindeer  is embossed with SU Silver Embossing Powder - it highlights all of the wonderful details.  It is then cut out with and Ovals Nestie and backed with the Spellbinders Large Scalloped Oval Die Cut.  This is then mounted onto the embossed CS with foam tape, for dimension.

I have finished off with some Vintage Corners by Cuttlebug and a lovely Satin Bow and a decorative brad - nice and easy and so effective!\

My next card is created using the Reindeer Waltz art stamp  this time it has been stamped with Red Distressing Ink straight into the white card stock!

I used a Fiskar Small Circle Punch to 'ticket' the corners and have sponged around the image to age it slightly.

The snowflake has had some bling added - naturally!  I thought I would show you a close up of the reindeer so you can see the detailed filigree work - isnt it divine!

These cards are for the following Challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Embossing - card 1
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Animals or Insects - both cards
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Christmas - both cards
Ai Factory - Holidays/Christmas - both cards
Sassy's Studo Designs - Christmas in Nontraditional Colours - card 1
Shirley2Girls - Holidays using Bling and glitter - both cards
Artistic Stamper - Christmas - both cards
Secret Crafter - Christmas - both cards
Mami Doodles - Anything Goes - both cards
The Stamp Man - Christmas and only 3 Colors - both cards
Stampin' with the Dragon - Make it Sparkle - card 2
Alphabet Challenge - G for Glitter - card 2

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

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  1. Oh these are both wonderful Linda! I love the fun papers of the second one and the pretty colors of the first! So perfect for Christmas! Hope you are feeling better my friend!!!

  2. Hello my friend, both of your reindeer cards are absolutely gorgeous to say the least!! I have been having the hardest time leaving comments on your blog. For some reason Blogger does like me and gives me error messages all the time :C:C. Please, don't think that I am ignorig you. Hope all is well! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. gorgeous! inking the embossing folder is one of my fave techniques as well! thanks for entering this week's challenge at AIF and I hope we'll see you again!

  4. Both cards are beautiful but I think the first is my favorite. I love the look you got with the ink on the folder. I'm going to have to give that another try. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  5. So glad to hear you are feeling better and HUMAN!! These cards are lovely and I just love that cute reindeer :-)

  6. Hi Linda
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  7. oh these are gorgoues designs,hun and as for the reindeer he is so cute love him hugs cheryl xxxxx

  8. Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  9. Two very gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  10. What a great job on this card.

    TY for joining us at AIFactory challenges and please be sure to come back and join us again. I look forward to see more of your work.

    Laralee DT

  11. Hi Linda!
    Beautiful reindeer cards, I like the white one best, so pretty. Thanks for joining the DDCC this week :-)

  12. Beautiful cards! I like the look of the swiping and then embossing. Thanks for sharing that. So good to hear you are better, feeling human is definitely a good thing, smiles.

  13. Once again another beautiful set of cards from you. Just lovely :)

  14. Your first card is very elegant but I also love the traditional colours on the other.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and AiFactory :D

  15. Oh my gosh, they are both gorgeous! The silver one is my fave though! Thanks for playing along with SSD and DDSB!

  16. Lovin' these Linda!! This one is becoming one of me favorites!

  17. WOW I looove the card! Love the embossed background. Love all about it!!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    Hugs ~ Tine

  18. Amazing! I love the embossing. Great image of the reindeer! Thanks for joining us for the embossing challenge at Delightful Challenges!

  19. I love your Christmas deer. Both of these are gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for joining us for this weeks animal challenge here at DDSB.

  20. Stunning and oh so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

  21. Love all the layers! Beautiful cards!

    Thanks for playing along at AI Factory this week!

    Cindy-Lynn (((Hugs)))


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