Thursday, December 19, 2013

WARM WINTER WISHES

Hi there, So are you done making your Christmas cards yet? I'm getting there, only another 40 to go. Today I'm going to share one with you that I made using one of my photos taken last week in the early morning of a snow day!

I was lucky - as I was looking out the kitchen window last Tuesday, I saw this rather handsome little chap crossing over the back yard. I grabbed my camera quickly and took a few snaps, most of which were blurred, but then the clever little guy stopped (and posed!).



Unfortunately, you can't really make out his handsome tail, which was a fine specimen, but I thought the picture came out well nonetheless. I immediately thought of what I was going to do with this snap. It got e.mailed to Costco!

I used the Spellbinders Labels 23 to cut out the photo and then taped it down on to a glossy white cardstock base with the die still in place.  I ran a silver Uniball pen around the outside of the die, to create a border for the photo.


For the snow on the log and bottom of card, I applied Brushable Glue with our new "chunky" Diamond Dust glitter on top. For the tree branches I used a Sakura Glue Pen and Starfire glitter. See the difference in the textures of the glitters. All these Sparkle N Sprinkle products are acid free, so will not harm your photos at all.



The greeting, which is from Stamp Set 384: Holiday Penguins, was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Lightning. This is a detail opaque powder, so it works well with sentiments.

.. and that was all I did! A quick and effective card for Christmas:



Till next time, "my" fox says - enjoy the holidays!

Shona

18 comments:

  1. Love this! What a great photo! Have a wonderful Christmas, Shona!

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  2. What a fabulous photo and the glittery highlights are perfect!

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  3. Fabulous photo and what a creative way to use it. Love this!

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  4. Smashing idea Shona. It turned out really well.
    What's with all that snow though? We've had none so far this year :)
    Have a lovely Christmas
    Anne x

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  5. Beautiful use of mixed media Shona! Really Love the snow embellishments!

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  6. LOVE THIS!!! That picture just pops when you added that sparkle!
    L.r. Smith from fb... ;)

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  7. Shona this is just so pretty! I love nature scenes and to embellish this with just a touch of glitter is fabulous!

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  8. I love what you did with the photo. Beautiful!

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  9. I wish I could see a view like this through the window. Even if there wasn't any fox I would be happy for the snow :)Green Christmas are so sad. Love your card clean and simple card. The glitter on the snow is wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  10. What a fantastic way to use photo on card ...loved it !

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  11. This is an amazing card !! The way you added sparkle is perfect !! Beautiful !!!

    hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. What a wonderful picture, Shona! We have had foxes come thru our back yard, but no snow yet. We've had a group of wild turkeys lately. First year we've seen them. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for so loyally stopping by my blog :)

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  13. Oh wow this is a beautiful snow scene. Love the fox.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  14. What a superb photograph of this red fox. It did indeed make a lovely Christmas card, and thanks for explaining all the products you used. Loved the effect of the Silver outline to crate a border (saved layers too!). We're in So. Fla. enjoying lovely mid 70-mid 80 sunshine. Hoping we have time to get back to SnSprinkle while we are here. Loved visiting that store where Margaret made us feel so welcome. TFS your beautiful card and Merry Christmas. Hugs

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  15. Wow Shona, such a beautiful nature photo , you are really lucky to live in nature like this, you can really make your own photo-cards, yust amazing, lucky you!!! I'm living in the city so I will never see this in my garden!!

    Have a wonderfull Christmastime and a good start for 2014!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  16. this is so peaceful and gorgeous, Shona - an amazing photo and then an amazing card! hugs, de

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  17. How cool! I love foxes, and that is so amazing to see your own photography featured on your card.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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