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Monday, September 1, 2014

Merry Monday Guest Designer

Happy Monday Peeps!
 A couple of weeks ago I was honored to have my card (see it here) choose as the Challenge winner on the Merry Monday Challenge Blog. What an honor and because of that I was asked to be a guest designer this week. The challenge for this week is to use a present on your card. 

I was stumped at first, I looked through my stamps and realized I have NO stamps with presents. I then stumbled upon my set of Spellbinders dies called Frosty Forms, that I bought last year. There is a present die with bows in this set! So my mind went to work, thinking what to make! 

I finally decided to make a Winter outdoor scene with some presents snuggled in the snow!
The pretty deer on here is from the same Spellbinders die set that has the presents. 

I pulled out some retired Stampin UP DSP from last year called Winter Frost. The base of my card is Smoky Slate, then a layer of white and then a piece of the DSP.
The tree is a Paper Trey die and I embossed it with the Lacy Brocade EF. 
The snowy hills I hand cut and added to the base, the second one is added with dimensionals. 
I added the sentiment which is from the Paper Trey set called In the Meadow. I used Pool Party Ink to stamp.
I die cut the presents with some paper from the Winter Frost pack and the deer is cut with some Silver Foil paper as is the star, which is a die from the retired Holiday Collections Framelits (they may still be available on the Clearance Rack) 
I added some Diamond Dust Stickles to the top of the snowy hills and on the tree, which you can not see in the picture, but it is really pretty and sparkly IRL.
I really like how this card came together, even tho I was not sure when I started.
Be sure and head over to the Merry Monday Blog and check out what the rest of the team did with this fun challenge. Hope you have some time to play along, I would love to see what you make!

Thanks for coming by today!



Sue from Oregon said...


Jen said...

This is beautiful Vicki! The embossed tree, the silver accents, the sparkly snow - I love it all!

Karren said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the scene you've created and I can imagine how stunning it must look IRL. Thanks for being guest designer this week!

Katie Melhus said...

This is gorgeous Vicki! So glad to have you with us as our GD this week - great card!

Bonnie said...

What a great die set with the beautiful deer and the presents! Love the embossed tree! I'm so glad you could join our team again, Vicki! Always love to see your creations!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love the bits of blue - such a pretty card!!

Deanne :)

LeAnne said...

I have only one word for this card....STUNNING! So happy you're with us this week!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Vicki, this is just breath-taking! Love the shimmery silver reindeer and gorgeous colors you used! Congrats on being our Guest Designer!!

Barb Tobias said...

Vicki, this card is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the elements of it and the colors too. I may have to get those spellbinder dies.
Tfs Barb

Pat Knowlton said...

Awesome card Vicki. Just gorgeous!

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Vicki, I love the scene you created. So glad you joining us as our guest designer.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love all the details.

Dora B. said...

Love your card and all the detail, especially how you used that DSP for a wintery starry background.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful card, my friend! Love everything about this especially the wrapped presents! Too sweet! :)