Friday, December 5, 2008

Moose and Snowmen

Hi all!
so I'm
on a
have two
cards to
show you.

On the
first one
I used
my new

stamp. It's
on Neenah White 80 lb CS with Versafine Black Onyx ink, watercolored with reinkers, and then I added some Candy Cane Stickles to the ornaments and Diamond Stickles to the snow. I embossed the top portion of the card with my Snowflakes Embossing Folder through the Cuttlebug and then layered on some ribbon, hemp twine, and the button. The card base is Razzleberry Dark by Prism Papers. Everything linked in red plus the burgundy May Arts velvet ribbon is available at Stamper's Dream.

I added some embossed snowflakes to the inside of the card as well. You can click on the picture to see a bigger view.

Stamps: Stampendous Merry Chrismoose
Paper: Razzleberry Dark Prism paper, Neenah 80 lb White CS, SU Kraft
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Creamy Caramel, Basic Brown, Riding Hood Red, Soft Sky
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Red Button, Brown Plaid Ribbon (from Joann Fabrics), Burgundy Velvet Ribbon, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Candy Cane Stickles, Diamond Stickles, Glue Dot (for the button)
Technique: Watercoloring, Dry Embossing

one is
I used
my new

(if you
want it,
hurry to
Stamper's Dream because there's only one left!), stamped it on Neenah 80lb White CS in Versafine Black Onyx, and watercolored it with reinkers and a damp watercolor brush. I was inspired by Christine Okken's post where she used baja breeze and soft sky together...gorgeous combo! Thanks, Christine! I don't know if you can see in the picture, but in the corners of the watercolored frame, I added some square blue Hero Arts gems (they fit perfectly in this stamped image!). I also used Diamond Stickles on the middle snowman's hat and in the centers of the white embossed snowflake panels. The main image is up on Dimensionals over the scallop Baja Breeze Rectangle.

The inside of the card has some more dry embossed snowflakes along the bottom edge with Diamond Stickles as accents, and I stamped the "Warm Wishes" sentiment that comes with the Scarf for Three stamp. Again, everything linked in blue is available at Stamper's Dream.

Stamps: MFT Scarf For Three
Paper: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Neenah 80 lb White
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Hero Arts Summer Gems, Dimensionals, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Diamond Stickles
Technique: Watercoloring, Dry Embossing

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have an awesome weekend!


Anonymous said...

Ohh Denise...both cards are sooo cute! Good make such wonderful cards from the layout to your coloring & embellishments. Love them!!

Mothermark said...

I love both these cards.....I love snowmen and I love moose, but I gotta tell you the moose one makes me smile! I wish I could decorate myself that purdy for Christmas. I guess I could, hang big old shiny Christmas balls from my ears but I'd probably trip on them coming down the stairs and get injured! That would not be a *good thing*!

Hugs little buddy!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, so pretty! I really love the reindeer! Great one layer card! I love the partial embossing that you do...I have to give that a try!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Wow! I love the cards! Esp. like the panels of the embossed snowflakes in the second one. Both are lovely!

Gabriela said...

These are fabulous! I adore the moose with the brown plaid ribbon, button and twine. How do I get on your Christmas card list so you'll mail me this card? I would of course frame it for all to see a Denise Marzec original.

Michelle said...

Oh these are both GORGEOUS!! I absolutely LOVE that burgundy on the first card, I'll have to check into those Prism papers!! I've heard such good things about them, but have never seen any in person. I also love how you embossed the snowflakes on the the inside of both the cards!! I'll have to remember that little trick, it makes all the difference! Have a great weekend!

lakind said...

These are so beautiful, Denise! You can make anything elegant and pretty with your signature style!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love these both girl!!! The moose with that luscious raspberry paper and velvet ribbon.... and I do love that baja-sky combo!!
hugs, Jami

Anonymous said...

Denise, both cards are cute and I'm loving that Moose stamp!! Your coloring is simply fabulous!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are so cute....and I LOVE the new are one lucky girl!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulouso! As always your colouring amazes me, and the clean designs with all the white are so appealing! Love the big button and ribbon treatment!

Terri said...

Both of these images are so cute and these cards are darling! As always, I LOVE your attention to detail!! You rock, girl!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Both of these cards are wonderful, Denise! Fantastic coloring!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, these are both so beautiful!! I love how you *finish* your cards inside - so lovely!!! TFS

ChristineCreations said...

Aww Denise, you're so sweet, thanks for mentioning me. I love what you've done with these colors and those adorable snowmen...fabulous coloring and accents!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Girl, you have been doing some serious stamping! Both of these cards are total perfection. Thanks, my friend, for the wonderful job you do!

Now...why don't you go color a Sarah Kay image? LOL!

Kimberly said...

Both are wonderful, Denise, but I am partial to the moose card. The way you only use the CB folder on the top is a fabulous idea!!!

Jerri Kay said...

Both of these cards are so adorable! Love the snowman image and the moose is way too cute!

Donna said...

great cards! esp love the moose with the cb snowflakes just on top portion! you know I love
the snowmen!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Fabulous cards Denise! love the border embossing on your snowman card!! How do you like the neenah cs? Ive been thinking about trying some!

silkeledlow said...

OMG - the moose card is sooo awesome!!! Love how you embossed the top and the button is a fab touch!!!

The snowmen card is rockin' too!!!
Fab take on the SC!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Denise!! Both of these are just darling!! Girl, your coloring is outta this world fabulous!! I love how you showcased that sweet moose..the embossing and big button are fantastic!! And that snowman trio is just charming! LOVE the colors! Wowsers are you full of talent!!