Sunday, December 1, 2019

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

The stamp set this month is called Reindeer Crossing and it is perfect for those Christmas cards and layouts that are still awaiting your attention. There are beautiful images and sentiments that are just right for the season. 

You should have arrived here from Michelle Stewart's blog
If you get lost along the way, a list of all participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

I chose to use just one image and one sentiment from the stamp set as I wanted to create a shaker card. I sponged a piece of white cardstock using three shades of blue. That was die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Frames, as was a piece of Sapphire Cardstock for the outline. 

The circle for the shaker was removed after it was cut and I added a snowbank and stamped the pair of deer in black ink. The snowbank was brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush. Silver sequins were added and the shaker was then inserted back into card front which is mounted with foam tape. That way, the card sits flat on the top. 

I tried something a little different when I embossed the sentiment. I used white embossing powder with a very small hint of silver embossing powder and a sprinkle of glitter. It gives such a nice appearance - just a touch of shimmer but it is embedded so it doesn't flake off the card. 

I hope you enjoyed my project. 
The next blog on the hop is Ronda LaDuke's blog.
I'm sure she has something awesome to share with you. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, Silver Glitter Paper
Stamps: Reindeer Crossing
Inks: Black, Carolina, Bluebird, Sapphire, Versamark
Accessories: Shaker Window and Confetti Thin Cuts, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Loose Silver Sequins, Shaker Window and Acetate, Silver Shimmer Trim, Clear Shimmer Brush, White Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Prisma Glitter (retired), Heat Tool, Sponges, Foam Tape



Haley D. said...

Your shaker card is gorgeous!

Kim Loewen said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the shaker card.

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful! I like how you sponged the different shades of blue!

Krista Hershberger ---- Krista's Crafty with CTMH said...

So pretty!! I did a shaker card with the deer inside too ---that will be coming up on a soon to be FB post. ;) LOVE how the deer fit perfectly inside. Beautiful blue shading & I love the reminder about mixing embossing powders...GREAT idea! :)

Brenda Lapp said...

Breathtaking! I love the ombre look and how you made it look like the deer are in the snow.

Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

I like how this turned out. The shaker portion is beautifully done. Thank you for joining the stamp of the month blog hop this month. I can't wait to see what you create next!💙☕MissC

Ronda's Paper Creations said...

Alyson you have out done yourself. Your card is absolutely stunning!

Becca-expressions said...

Gorgeous color choice, and great idea making a shaker card!!

Cat Nowak said...

Love shakers and this one is so pretty with the snow scene. I also love how you sponged the background.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I absolutely love this! I like to use deer on my holiday cards too - this is stunning! Love that it's a shaker too! Your inky background is beautiful and I love all the sparkle! Beautiful work here!

Katy said...

PERFECT colors for this card and love how you added the deer nose!

Lauren said...

Love this sparkly shaker card!