Saturday 18 August 2012

O The Rising Of The Sun & The Running Of The Deer - 52 {C}CT August Theme Challenge Card

This week at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge blog we have a really fun Christmas song/music theme challenge.

My card depicts a sunrise and deer to go with the words "O the rising of the sun and the running of the deer" from the carol "the Holly and the Ivy".  OK, so the deer are stationary at the moment but that's 'cos they're taking a breather after running under the trees to witness the sunrise LOL!

I sponged So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Always Artichoke inks to create my sunrise scene.  Then I die cut the deer trio from Early Espresso CS, glued the legs to the card but popped up the bodies.  I added punched leafy fronds to look like overhanging trees and matted onto an Early Espresso layer.  I decided to keep to a CAS layout and simply mounted the image panel to a Bashful Blue 5 1/4" card base.  A simple but stylish stamped sentiment finished off the card front.

I cut a panel for inside the card, stamped the Happy Christmas sentiment, added some pine boughs and sponged the edges.  I used Always Artichoke ink for the pine boughs but made sure to stamp off once before each stamping so the ink came out lighter.  The front of the envelope got more pine boughs and a stamped and cut out frame.

Make sure you visit the blog to check out the fab cards the other design team members have made and then play along with us - surely you can't resist this fun, festive challenge!  I know I want to create another card inspired by a Christmas song!

Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Cheer clear set, Woodware Happy Christmas, Hero Arts Real Pine, SU! Frames with a Flourish set
CS: SU! Bashful Blue, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink: SU! So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke & Early Espresso

Tools:  Memory Box Deer Trio die, Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch, sponges
Embellishments & accessories: 3d foam pads



Rocky said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for listing the deer die info. I love the way you always decorate the whole card including the envelope.

Jacqueline said...

Hello Ruth - gorgeous card, such a lovely sunrise and great deer die cuts - Jacqueline xx

Mynn xx said...

Ruth, I wish I had your talent! Your cards are each a new and amazing piece of artwork! I ADORE this one--and the song inspiration is amazing! Fabulous, dear friend! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh wow Ruth - I'm just speechless! This is just amazing (there I managed to say something - lol). Seriously though it looks like a portrait its so pretty. Hugs!

Patty Gorka said...

Your deer image turned out wonderfully, super sponging!

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