Stef and Lauren want us to mix old and new on our projects so on mine the new item is the Santa sleigh and reindeer die, and the old is the SU set I used called Scenic Season. I just love this set, its one of my all time favorites. I cant remember where I first saw this die but I knew that I had to have it and that I could use it with this set. I added just a touch of shimmer by using SU's Silver Dazzle pen on the sleigh and also on the guides between the reindeer.
As I usually do when stamping these trees I embossed the paper with the CB Swiss Dots embossing folder to get the look of falling snow. I chose to use Night of Navy as my ink because here in Alaska we have short winter days and our spruce trees tend to take on a blue cast in the waning daylight, especially when surrounded by a blanket of snow. Its even more pronounced on nights when the sky is crystal clear, stars are shining, its below zero out and the moonlight is reflecting off the snow. It casts an amazing color across the landscape that seems metallic in some ways and is just breathtaking. Sometimes on nights like that I just sit outside and enjoy the absolute stillness and beauty that surrounds me.
Anyway, here is my card that is inspired by our short Alaskan winter days! Santa can be found a few hours north of me you know, in North Pole AK :)
Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Scenic Season
Paper: Night of Navy, Naturals White
Ink: Night of Navy, SU Silver Dazzle Marker
Accessories: Cuttlebug, CB Swiss Dots EF, Santa Sleigh and Reindeer Die by Cheery Lynn Designs, dimensionals, sponge, blender pen