Grassy Grove On a Bright Winter Night ~ Blending a Beautiful Winter Background

This card is so snowy and sparkly you can almost smell the frost in the air!!
A deer in a snowy meadow all aglow in the light of a huge winter moon.

I used a circle shape to mask off the moon and blended the snow sky with Boho Blue Ink and Salvaged Patina Distress Ink, leaving a nice dark ring around the moon so it would stand out on the card front.

I used a piece of torn cardstock as a mask on the bottom section of the card and the Salvaged Patina Ink and lightly blended in a few snow ridges on the foreground of the card. 

I stamped the deer from the Grassy Grove stamp set in Basic Grey Ink standing on the first bank of snow, and the trees ( also from the same stamp set ) behind on the second layer of snow.

I removed the mask and blended using just the ink that was left on my
 blending brush to add a little shadow or snowy cloud coverage to the
 moon on one edge. 

I added a few drops of water to a tiny bit of white acrylic paint to my stamping block and used a small paint brush to create a splatter on the card front. 

I repeated this same technique with a silver metallic acrylic paint. 

While that was still damp I sprinkled a bit of white sparkle. 

For even more sparkle and shine, I added a few gems and snowflakes from my stash of embellishments. 

The front of this card is so glittery, it is absolutely beautiful, the camera unfortunately doesn't pick up that shine.  

I stamped a sentiment and added it to the card front, added the layer to a card base of basic grey cardstock, worked a little magic on the card inside and was left with an extremely awesome winter birthday card.

You could create this card using some similar wildlife and tree stamp images that you may have in your stash....

I hope this card has left you with some creative inspiration....

Happy Crafting!!!!