Thursday, November 5, 2015

Golden Antlers

First, let me say that I am not a fan of hunting, deer or pheasant, bear or duck - but I do understand that sometimes it is necessary to keep a population down so it will stay healthy.  Having said this -  today I used a die called Trophy Antlers on my card. 
I used Tim's Arch Frame die to cut the background for my antlers using a piece of patterned paper from Paperstash/Merriment. I sponged the edges of the arch with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.   I gold embossed the antlers and mounted them to the arch with foam dots.  There's another piece from Merriment behind the arch.  I dropped some Adirondack Gold Mixative onto 3 Mirrored Stars and adhered them around the arch.
I used the CHRISTMAS die from Holiday Words/Block to cut the sentiment in red - then adhered it to a piece of Brushed Gold from SU and layered it over the bottom of the arch.
 I'm happy to have another card ready to send out for Christmas!
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
Merry Monday - Red and Gold
Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge -  Gold Medium

We're having summer in November here this week - today it's almost 70 degrees!  Where is the cool fall weather??
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU, DP Paperstash/Merriment Idea-ology/Tim Holtz.
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Ground Coffee
Accessories:  foam dots, glue pen, Arch Frame Die, Trophy Antlers Die, Holiday Words/Blocks - Alterations/Tim Holtz., Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, heat tool, Mirrored Stars - Idea-ology, Adirondack Gold Mixative.


Bożena Adamusińska said...

It is very beautiful card! With sponge attention wanders to the center of the card.

Annette Allen said...

such a pretty card..

Samra Leshinski said...

Julia, I love this card!!! I am not a fan of hunting either, but this card is gorgeous with those antlers!!! The rich reds as stunning! What a fabulous card this is!

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Bonnie said...

I'm not a fan of hunting either, Julia, or of hanging the trophies. But I've got to say that golden antlers are definitely worthy of hanging! Love the idea! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Julia! I missed your fabulous style while I was away, glad to be back and getting some Julia eye-candy again! Thanks for all your sweet comments while I was gone, you're very sweet!! See you again soon.

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Susangail Powell said...

Great card!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wonderful card design! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the DSP you used and your bright shiny star. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

butterfly said...

Great use of the papers - and the antlers look fab against the suitably grand "wallpaper"!
Alison xx