Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Did You Pick Your Tree?

My card today is for my new position on the Digital Delights design team.  For the last six months I have been working with the Challenge Team, making cards to inspire the folks entering our weekly challenges. Wendy asked me if I would like to continue into a second term, but on the regular design team that posts here on the DD blog.

For this card I tried something new for me. I have combined two images together before printing them out.  It certainly cuts down on the cutting!!

I used Gimp (free download) to load and size the background image and then added the Jingles .png image.  Using Gimp I was able to resize and move Jingles to just the right spot on the background. Next I had to add white to sections of Jingles to block out the background image.  I saved the file and then transfered the saved image to MS Word for printing. 

I also tried a new product (new to me that is), DecoArt Snow Writer.  It is a gloppy, gritty, white paint that comes in a tube with a fine tip applicator.  The substance looks like snow (a bit) and you can apply it with some precision.  The paint also dries quickly.  I applied a little at the snow line near the trees and under the Jingles and his sleigh.
Card Recipe:
Paper: Whisper White, Black Glossy
Markers: Copics - G17, G14, C01, C03, C05, C07, C08, R20,Y28, R37, R39, Y20, E13, E11
Embellishments: SU Pearls, SU punches, DecoArt Snow Writer

Challenges for this card:

Have a wonderful day!


Ina G said...

Just got an email to say you had uploaded this at the Outlawz. This is really lovely.The colours are so nice and bright. Thanks for all the info on how you made it.

Joey said...

Nancy this is beautiful, gorgeous card. Joey x

Mary G. said...

Great card! Sure makes me want some snow!! :)

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Nancy!
This is absolutely darling! Your coloring is superb!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Rene said...

This is fabulous! What a great scene! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck!
Rene ;D

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card, love the scene you created..adorable and great colouring.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday.


Kari said...

Wonderful Christmas Card!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Delightful Christmas card, and you have created such a wonderful winter scene. The snowman is wonderful and colourd to nicely, love his cheeks..

Stempelhexe said...

Was für ein süßes Motiv und eine ganz bezaubernde Karte.


nessy said...

oh just adorable!!!
thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
vanessa xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nancy this is so wonderful I adore that image so much the little scene and design are perfect.
Lorraine x