Wednesday, November 12, 2008

7 Days of Moose - Day Six

I think people would look twice if they saw a moose swooshing down a ski slope. Ok, they would probably think a moose couldn't knit or sit and have coffee either. But we sure like to think my "Moose" could do these things...we even have a voice we all use to say things we think Moose would.
This is a 5 X 5 square card. I stamped Riley (All moose stamps by Hanna Stamps) in black and colored him with SU markers on the antlers, scarf, hooves and skis. If you look real close you'll see pink ribbon on the tip of the skis. My daughter just bought a new pair of K2 skis and she said they have the pink ribbon for breast cancer on the bottom. Part of the purchase price goes to research. Pretty cool huh?
Do you know the difference between antlers and horns? Horns are permanent, antlers are shed in the spring. Deer, Moose and elk have antlers. Buffalo and cows have horns.
I colored his body with pencils again. I used a silver pen for the ski poles. Next I went over the whole stamped image with an embossing marker and covered with clear powder and heat embossed. This keeps the image masked while I stamp the background. Then I stamped the trees (SU retired) in hunter green dye ink. I tore a large piece of post it in a mountain look pattern and sponged a light blue in above it. I ran a couple lines of glue from a pen and sprinkled glitter. I decided to add a evergreen brad.
The image is layered on white ran through the snowflake cuttlebug folder and layered on snowflake DP. The corner evergreen embellishments are punched from white and green paper with Martha Stewart punch. I find these are hard to glue down. HINT: run them through a Xyron sticker maker. It's easier to run the paper through before you punch although it's harder to get the backing off but you can punch and run through but they don't always 'catch'. Try both ways, to see what works for you. The snowflakes are from a garland I bought at Hobby Lobby (that's a tip that won my prize.) I found this 9 foot garland and realized I can cut them apart and have tons of snowflakes. I put some glue and glitter on these and glued them on with "The Ultimate" glue. Any clear drying glue should work too. The best part is it was still thin enough to send without extra postage. I think DD will get this card today! I better hurry and get the last one mailed so she doesn't have a preview! But, I doubt she has time to follow old mom's blog anyway.


Belinda said...

I'm loving these they are so much fun and you do a great job with your designs for the cards.

Etha said...

Oh how cute is that!! Love how you stamped the background and pink ribbons on the skis!! well there :) just super :) great explanation of antlers and horns, I collect deer antlers from the forest whenever I can find them.

Diane said...

Too cute!