Merry and Bright
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a card, boasting a colorful winter background, created with Distress Inks.

Poppy - Merry & Bright - JinnyNewlin
I started this card by inking a piece of white cardstock, from bottom to top, with Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans Distress Inks, blending each layer of color into the next.  I then grounded the colors with die-cut, from more white cardstock, Stitched Hills.  The "may your days be MERRY and BRIGHT" sentiment was white-embossed just above those hills, near the right edge of the prepped piece...

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before creating the rest of the winter scene.  The Trim Tree and Prancing Deer were die-cut from Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar cardstocks respectively; and one of the deer was dressed up with a simple, red, gemstone nose.

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I then splattered everything with Titanium White acrylic paint and couldn't resist covering those snowy hills in glitter.  Once everything was dry, I anchored the entire piece, to a white, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching and wrapped up its top edge with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow.

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Thanks so much for humbling us with a visit!  Be blessed!

Jinny Signature copy


OMG! Really breathless!!!!

Oh that background sky is just beautiful. This card made me smile to see the deer having so much fun. Love the bright red nose!

Beautiful card! I love the sky colors and the lovely scene you created!

This is simply stunning!!! I am so glad that I have all the dies needed to recreate this except for the Tree die!! Might have to add that to my wish list! TFS!

Hi Jinny, This 'scene' card is beautiful, and I absolutely love how you have blended all the different colours to form the background, and I love the deer with the 'Rudolph' nose, and the snow finishes the card off beautifully.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

They look like they're having such a grand time in the snow! Lovely card.

A gorgeous winter scene card! Thank you for sharing the step by step for the fantastic background. I wouldn't have thought of using spun sugar, very inspiring. Also thank you for sharing how you achieved your realistic snow, I will use that technique. The deer look like they are having fun playing in the snow.
Thank you for sharing the creative inspiration. today.
Jacquelene L

Your background is spectacular Jinny!! I like your design and twine treatment. This is a pretty Christmas card!!

Very pretty.

Wow!!! I Love your festive scene!!!

A fab scene and love that background it looks perfect guess I should buy some distress inks and try learning too, more for my wish list.

I don't even know what to say, this card is so wonderful.

Your background, and whole card for that matter, is just beautiful!

OMG! Such a magic card!!!

Love the jumping deer and cute red nose on the one :) Beautiful colors in the background, lovely scene!

Jenny, your card design is so fabulous!!! The deer prancing is delightful!!

Very beautiful winter scene!

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