Friday, June 29, 2018

Rudolph Day for June and Snippet's Playground Challenges

Hello my crafty friends, it was a nice sunny day today here. We have a heat wave coming for this weekend. We go from rainy, cool days to heat waves. Crazy weather for sure. lol 

Anyway I am scooting under the wire once again and joining in on Rudolph Days for June. Once again I tried the encrusted jewel technique and this time I got a better look....I think. It's pretty thick as I stacked about 5 die cuts together and then all of the embossing and stuff. Anyway, I made a Christmas card with it. As always all my products will be listed down before in the recipe section. I think I will go over to the Snippet Playground and play along since my plaid is a snippet. I haven't been over to see Parsnip in a long while! Edited to add: Sweet Bonnie told me I could enter this card in Merry Monday Christmas, so I am going to do just that. They want to see rustic Christmas cards. Although this is the last challenge for Merry Monday as they are shutting the doors. So might as well have a play! Here we go:

 This shows a close up of the encrusted jewel technique. It's shiny so hard to get a good picture and I used glitter so that doesn't help either. But I think it is cool the way it turned out. The snowy area is a mix of white embossing powder and ultra thick embossing powder. The white bleed up into the trees, but gives them a cool look I think. Like the wind blew it on the bottoms of the trees. lol At least that is the way it happens around here! I also water colored my trees and deer's with my Zig's/Arteza's lightly first. 

 Showing the thickness between the stacking of die cuts and the embossing stuff. 

As always, I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. I always enjoy when you stop by, it makes my day! You bring such sunshine to my life and for that I am very thankful. Have a wonderful weekend my friends! 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
AliExpress for my deer/tree die cut NBUS
Plaid Tidings from Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby
UTE powder
SU white embossing powder
Martha Steward fine glitter in Smoky Quartz for the deer and Aquamarine for the trees
Glass glitter in Gold
Dusties Glitter Dust in Moon Beam sprinkled in the glitter areas
Gold Gel Pen
White paper sent to me
Paper Studio paper from Hobby Lobby for the black base


Lisa said...

Wow, Brenda, it's so stunning!! The encrusted jewel technique looks amazing!! I love this!! You did such a fabulous job!! The plaid background is beautiful, too!! Have a great weekene!! Big hugs :)

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LesleyG said...

Wow that is one stunning card with all that glitz and texture. Happy RD xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Rudolf Days my friend.
Oh I love this card it's so gorgeous and the encrusted jewels on the scene element looks so luxurious.
Love the plaid underneath and it's super piece of snippet.
This all goes so super with the balck edges.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

We are having a heat wace in the UK too.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Brenda what a beauty - love the depth you have going with that gorgeous embossing, and the plaid makes an awesome background, giving the whole card some'movement' behind the embossed chipboard.

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous scene and i'm loving the plaid paper too and thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!! Love the plaid paper. We are going through a heat wave also. We haven’t gotten rain in our area for a bout a week now and if we do get it it is not much. Areas around us get more than we do. My plants and grass is suffering.
Have a great day

Carol L said...

AWESOME with a capital A! I love this technique and how it turned out on your card, and I must give it a try myself one of these days! I love the texture and design of your card, and I also like those tiny dots on the outside frame as well! Great design and a fabulous card, so your efforts are well worth it! Have fun with Parsnip - I'm sure he and Di will be delighted to have you joining in! Stay cool! I'm in hibernation mode for a few me thinks :)

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning card. The encrusted jewel technique looks fabulous, full of bling and so unique. The white snow and the drifting onto the trees looks so wonderful and so textural. The plaid sets off your card beautifully x.

Bonnie said...

I love how you've used the encrusted jewel technique to create a whole scene, Brenda! Love the plaid background! This is such a special card! You could enter it at Merry Monday too. They're asking for rustic this week.

scrappymo! said...

This encrusted jewel technique is amazing. The depth it gives the die is really something. A wonderful Christmas card, Brenda!!!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Loll said...

Your card is AMAZING, Brenda!! LOVE the encrusted jewel technique on this beautiful die. The shine and shimmer from the embossing adds so much elegance. Looks gorgeous over the plaid background. And the plaid looks fantastic framed in black. Great work Brenda!! xx

Di said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda. Love all the depth and sparkle too. Wonderful to see you back in the Playground after a good while. Parsnip has gone all soppy and sh come back soon, really sad about Merry Monday. Am hoping it's just the Summer break and not for good.

Di xx

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Brenda! Loving all the sparkle and shine on your encrusted jewel images...just lovely!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Brenda, the plaid is a great background for the wintry scene you have created. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Brenda in IN said...

You nailed it! This is so charming and shiny. I love the elements and some more beautiful plaid paper. Great job, Brenda and a wonderful Christmas card.

Anita in France said...

What a delicious scene, Brenda ... frosty, blingy, shiny and with so much depth and dimension ... your encrusted pieces look fabulous against the cosy plaid! Hugs, Anita :)

MaryH said...

It's awesome. YOu are rocking that encrusted technique, and you're right about the windswept snow. That's what it looks like. Love the plaid background behind the snowy items, and building up the die cuts as you did, really made a super looking frame. Good for you at having it work for several challenges! It's a scorcher here too, so stay cool. TFS & Hugs. MM