Friday, November 22, 2019

Snowy or Snarky? A Crafty Christmas Blog Hop!

Hi everybody! I hope you had a great week and are planning to have a little fun this weekend! I'm hoping that some of my crafty friends and I can help get your weekend off to a great start. Some of us have decided to come together to bring you the Crafty Festival of Christmas Blog Hop. We will feature holiday projects every Friday from now until Christmas. Of course, each week we will be working off of a theme and this week's theme is: Snowy or Snarky!

I decided to go with "snowy" since I've been dying to play with this adorable Rooftop Reindeer set I just got from Hello Bluebird. I started by stamping the reindeer in Black Shadow Hybrid ink from Tonic Studios. I love this ink because it is a bold black and works well with both water and alcohol based medium. Next, I stamped the chimney and extended the roof line on either side so that it filled the width of the card.
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I colored the entire scene with my Copic Markers. Then I heat embossed the snowflakes onto the background using Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder. I added a little extra color to the background with my blending brushes and some Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean.
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To finish off the card I added a bunch of fun details and a lot of sparkle! I added a glossy nose on the reindeer, gave him white spots with a gel pen, and added gold to his bells. I added Nuvo Dream Drops in Cloud 9 to the sky for extra snow and texture. Finally, and this is what makes the card stand out in real life... I added Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to the snow on the chimney and rooftop to make the snow look glittery. It picks up on the blue and violet ink tones that I had used to color the snow.
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This stamp set has three other adorable deer in it as well as some really sweet sentiments. I'm looking forward to using it again and making something completely different.

Ok, that is it for today unless you all have some questions? If so, please feel free to leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Now you can head over to my talented friend Jenny Hall to see what she has cooked up for you today. If you want to check out the whole list of talented crafters participating in today's hop please see the list I've added below. I'm also adding a list of products that I've used today just in case you'd like to check  them out.

Have a great weekend!

MariaWillis: You are Here.
Jenny Hall: Next



  1. This is such an adorable card Maria! Your little reindeer is just so cute! Love the snow look on your card, looks amazing! Loved hopping with you today, crafty hugs Linda

  2. Adorable Maria! I love the snowy look and your coloring is fantastic! So fun to hop with you again.

    1. Thank you Charlet! So fun to hop with you again too!

  3. That is one sweet little reindeer. Love your coloring!

  4. Super site! I am Loving it!! Will return once more, Im taking your food likewise, Thanks. Happy New Year Wishes


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