Saturday, November 21, 2015

Season's Greetings


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! 
  

12 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! I have this stamp and I WISH I had those deer! Just fabulous!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful! Love every design detail. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

sandie said...

This is a wonderful scene Celeste and would be so good for our challenge at Inspirational, would love to see toy there x

Debbie Henderson said...

This is such a wonderful looking card. Love the colors and the way the scenery looks! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

~amy~ said...

Celeste, this is gorgeous...so serene.

Sue said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Your trees look beautiful.

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow, what a beautiful winter wonderland scene, love the deer and details on this beauty. Have a fabulous week.
Hugs
Berni

Marina said...

What a gorgeous and peaceful scene! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Bonnie said...

What beautiful, stately trees, Celeste! And those deer are perfect to complete the scene! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful card, love the shimmer!

Magic Flying Boots said...

wow, just stunning! xxx

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, love it to bits!!