Tuesday 12 November 2013

Clean & Simple Monochrome Window Scene Christmas Card

This card is most definitely a departure from the norm for me!  It's the launch of the new theme over on an Oldie but A Goodie Challenge and this fortnight it's Clean and Simple Christmas.  I've also got details of an exciting competition from Tonic Studios with a chance to win a prize worth £300.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Kanban
Colouring Mediums: Versamark Black Ink
Paper and Card: Neenah White, Crafter's Companion Matt Black
Tools: Tonic Studios Window Die, Tonic Studios Christmas Sentiments, Embossalicious Embossing Folder
Embellishments: rhinestone crystal!
The main image is a Kanban set of stamps, the deer are separate to the main tree image, and I used a masking technique to stamp the baby deer so she appears to be peeking out from behind the tree.  I think that little baby deer is just sooo sweet!

Isn't this just such a gorgeous image?  It's really suited to a CAS card, as it just doesn't need adornment.

The window is one of my favourite dies from Tonic Studios, I'm currently going through a phase of window scene cards, I think they are so effective.  I didn't use acetate on this occasion, as I've kept the feel of the card quite matt.  I think that this would definitely be a suitable card for a man.

I made my main mat using Crafter’s Companion Regency Damask 8" Embossalicious Embossing Folder.  It's very hard to pick up embossing on matt card in photography, I hope you can see it here.  I very much like this range of 8" embossing folders, they are the perfect size for me, and this particular pattern is one I reach for time and again.

I finished the card off with a simple sentiment cut with one of my Tonic Christmas Cracker Sentiment dies and just a few tiny crystals to accent the holly berries.

So I have two exciting competitions to let you know about and what's great is you could combine entries into both with just one card.  

So first of all, do pop over to an Oldie but A Goodie and join in with our Clean & Simple Christmas Card Challenge for the chance to win a $21 prize from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Secondly, Tonic Studios have just announced a fabulous prize competition on their Facebook page, with the chance to win £300 of Tonic products.  Take a look at the Tonic Studios Card Competition here.

There are different rules for each competition so do check them out.  For example, for an Oldie but a Goodie Challenge, I've used the following items that are over 6 months old on my card: Embossing Folder, Stamp, Window Die, Ink Pad, cardstock, crystals.  For the Tonic Studios Card Competition, you need to use a Tonic product and I used my Tonic Window Box Die, Tonic Christmas Sentiment Dies and my Tonic Super Trimmer.  Obviously, I'm not entering (not allowed) but I do hope you will join in the fun on both challenges.  Here's one last look at my CAS Christmas Card.....

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  1. Great card. The scene is fab! x

  2. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Little Cuties challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  3. Lovely card, thanks for joining in my challenge at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  4. I really love this, so elegant! The scene out side the window is lovely, and it all looks so perfect in your monochromatic scheme, lovely! We are happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC. Happy Holidays, Joanne.

  5. great monochrome card very elegant love the scene through the window
    Carol x

  6. I love the scene from the window Dips. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our White Christmas challenge this week x

  7. This is beautiful! Love the scene you've created, and the black and white color scheme is eye-catching and dramatic! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  8. The Queen of Cutting strikes again! a lovely CAS card Dips - not your normal style I know but you've made a super job! Not on Face book so I can't chase that huge prize on Tonic :( Jx

  9. This is truly beautiful. Live that's it's through a window. What a cute baby deer peeking out. Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge x


    Little Pear Tree

  10. As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  11. Hi dips, I love your card. That is one of my favourite stamp sets, never thought of masking the little deer in behind the trees so thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month. Maddy x

  12. beautiful card,love the little deer,your right he is soo cute.
    sue xx

  13. wow super elegant card dips ... love the design ... well done ... just hopping about have not done much lately but have a bit of time this weekend and enjoying catching up ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  14. I love how you created all these different textures for your card! It is simply stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

    Nadja DT

  15. This card is so elegant and effective.
    Heike xx

  16. I love this card, ever so delicate. Hopped from Docraft

  17. superb monochrome scene card Dips, Fi xx

  18. fab card - love the monochromatic look my fave
    Linda x

  19. Beautiful. I love that embossed layer and the looking thru the window motif. thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  20. Beautiful - love the view through the window and it works really well with just the two colours

  21. Brilliant creation very elegant well done. Thank you for joining us at Cards For Men Challenge 23 - Merry Christmas
    Good luckxx

  22. A fabulous Christmas card! That stamp is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  23. When New World is released, we will launch New World Coins to celebrate this new game with everyone.


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