Today day five of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the team alumni members. Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.
My project is today was made for Bev’s DTGD13BevMom challenge with the Cottage Cutz Rustic Sign and Trees paired with the Memory Box Leaping Deer. The frame was made using Spellbinders Grand Squares.
I started by cutting out several of both sized trees. I used the negative of one of the cut trees to create the silhouette trees in the background. I held the negative firmly in place on glossy white cardstock and sponged ink to fill in the opening using my Color Box stylus and foam tip. I moved the negative around and added a few darker silhouette trees in the foreground and several lighter trees to appear in the distance. Here are a few step by steps to show sponging in the trees using the negative.
I attached the tree scene to the card base and attached the double mounted frame over the scene with mounting tape. The frame was made using shimmer cardstock sponged with gray ink to give the appearance of silver.
I attached the three front trees to the frame first but left the tops unattached so I could tuck my two additional trees in behind them. I secured the back trees in place with mounting tape, tucked the deer in place with mounting tape and then secured the front trees in place with three layers of mounting tape so they would stand out even with the frame. The deer was colored with an aqua brush and vintage photo and walnut stain reinker. I added a few sprigs of pine and tiny flowers to the deer just for a touch of whimsy. Here is a closer view.
I know this is sort of a strange color blue to use for this project but I really love how it turned out. I may have to try it again with all normal Christmas colors.
You can check out my double matted frame tutorial if you would like to see how I create my frames. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.
Paper: Baja Breeze, Glossy White, Shimmer White, Kraft, Regal Rose Ink: Baja Breeze, Distress Ink Vintage Photo , Walnut Stain , SU Going Gray Accessories: Cottage Cutz Rustic Sign and Trees , Memory Box Leaping Deer , Spellbinders Grand Squares , Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Waterbrush, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip , Fiskars 1/8" Circle Punch , Mounting Tape , Glossy Accents , Glue Dots, Paper Piercer , Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter
15 thoughts on “Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty Day 5”
Kittie, this is such a pretty card….. and shock of shocks, I’ve got all the parts. Altho if I make it, I’m not sending it to anyone… they couldn’t appreciate all the work….Lol…. Again, thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity
Stunning! Thanks for the tip on the stamped background.
Kittie, you’ve done it again. These trees are fabulous. Love the silhouette trees as well. It’s just stunning. Love the blue.
Beautiful!!!Your work is AWESOME!!!
Good Afternoon, Kittie. WOW!WOW! this fantastic. thank you so much for tutorial. Fabulous idea and well done. You are amazing. …..have a good day, Hugs.
Kittie, gorgeous card. I love the blue theme. It reminded me of my grandmother who LOVED flocked trees. One year she had 3 Christmas trees all flocked in blue. They were so pretty by the time she added lights and bows and ornaments. We were having a “blue” Christmas. The whole family thought it weird when we heard the color of the trees, but it was gorgeous to see. Thanks for jogging my memory!
Kittie as always I am in love with your card. In case you don’t know When I click on the bone folder it goes to the metal shim on the website to order. It has happened in other posts too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards! Shari
Shari, thank you for letting me know about the link to the metal adapter plate. I fixed it for my future posts. Also, thank you for your sweet comment.
I love all your cards, but this is my new favorite…love those aqua trees, and the deer peeking out is a perfect touch!!!
Love the idea of using the die for a stencil, such great layering!
All your creations are priceless, but I especially love the color of this one, and the precious deer prancing thru the trees! GORGEOUS! This is one of my all time favorites. You never cease to amaze me!!! 😀 THANK YOU!
Absolutely LOVE that color for the card … it seems to the color of this Christmas in my family!
This card is amazing! Really stunning. I love it!