Saturday, November 21, 2015
My second card today was created for the Merry Monday and Inkspirational Christmas card challenges. I have several deer stamps and dies and had a tough time deciding which ones to use. I decided I wanted to create a quiet, serene scene where deer would be found. I cracked out a stamp that I've owned for well over a year but I'm embarrassed to say I've never used. I wiped the dust off of my Hero Arts Winter Trees stamp and stamped it using some clear Versamark ink. I then did some masking and stamped only the deer on the Memory Box Deer In The Field stamp. I used the sentiment from the WPlus9 Pretty Patches stamp set. I heat embossed it all using Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder and seriously love the way it turned out! I popped the whole panel up onto a plain white card base using some foam tape and added a bit of DMC gold cross stitching floss. My only regret was that the floss started unraveling as I was tying the bow. I tried several pieces and all of them did the same thing. I finally gave up and adhered it down with a glue dot but am still not happy with that bow. I guess I'd better find some different twine or floss. But I am happy with the card overall and am sorry it took me so long to break out this beautiful stamp!