Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A Herd Of Deer Christmas Cards

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I know that it is only October 2nd but I have some deer themed Christmas cards to share with you today made from a masterboard background.  As hard as it is to believe the holidays will be here before we know it and with that in mind I'm taking the advice of Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge blog and am linking my Christmas cards up with their current challenge, 'Let's Get Ready For Christmas'!


I was working on a Christmas themed project for one of my DT's and ended up with a piece of copy paper filled with stencil monoprints.  Not wanting to waste it, I added more stenciling, stamping and texture paste embossing and then cut it into 4 pieces for my deer themed Christmas card backgrounds.


Then each background was stamped again with Tim Holtz's Flurry stamp, embossed with some white sparkle embossing powder, tattered around the edges and adhered to a white card blank.


Each card was then embellished with layered die cuts, all with a deer theme.  I didn't take any step out pics of each card as I made it so here are some closeups with a brief description of the dies used.

Joyful Deer Christmas Card


I used Tim Holtz's Winter Wonderland deer die, cut from sanded Classic Kraft Stock with an offset white die cut underneath and a Woodlands tree also die cut from white card.


The sentiment was cut from blue textured cardstock with a Holiday Words 2: Script die and an offset white die cut beneath it as well.


Joy To The World Deer Ornaments Card


Mini Holiday Greens were die cut from green and white card, offset and layered and dots of Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue added to the berries on the greenery.


The Bigz Retro Ornaments dies were cut from deer patterned cardstock and bumped with a white die cut behind.  Deco Foil Iridescent foil was used for the decorative elements and the hangers on the ornaments.


Broke out my Sizzlits Stacked Words Christmas Strip die and die cut 'joy to the world' from white textured cardstock with an Iridescent foil die cut offset behind it.


Wonder Deer Christmas Card


The Dashing Deer was die cut from sanded Classic Kraft Stock with a white die cut offset behind it and the wreath around his neck was die cut with the Mini Wreath and Bow Movers & Shapers dies from Classic Kraft Stock and Iridescent foiled Deco Foil Toner Sheet.


The sentiment was die cut from the Iridescent foiled Toner Sheet with the Holiday Words 2: Script die with another white sentiment bumped and layered behind it.


Peace Deer Christmas Card


** The observant folks will have noticed that this background is not the same as the others.  I totally mucked up the embossing on the masterboard background for this card so had to use a piece of blue patterned cardstock instead that I stamped and stenciled in the same manner as the masterboard.  Pretty close substitution but have to admit the air was as blue as this background for awhile!!**

The Prancing Deer was die cut from sanded Classic Kraft Stock with a white die cut offset behind it and a piece of Tinsel Twine was inked with Mushroom Alcohol ink, gently heated to curl up some of the tinsely bits and wrapped around his neck.


'Peace' was die cut with the Holiday Words 2: Thin die from textured blue cardstock with a piece of the Iridescent foiled Toner Sheet behind it and then framed with white cardstock.


And finally each card was stamped on the inside with a sentiment from the Mini Doodle Greetings stamp set and a deer from Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember 2017 limited edition release (the deer is a smaller version of the Great Outdoors deer).


Not sure if I am going to gift these as a set of cards to someone special or if they will be individually winging their way to friends near and far this holiday season.  But either way I have a start on my Christmas preparations, woo-hoo!  Every year the holidays seem to creep up faster and faster so hoping that this year I might possibly, hopefully, maybe be ready in time :O)   Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo

1 comment:

  1. Your cards are gorgeous, Deb! Very well done. I love the white highlighting behind the brown die cuts. I must remember that technique. The backgrounds are really amazing looking and have the glitzy details enough for a beautiful winter feel.

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