Deer Christmas Cards
Hello Friends! I hope you are having an amazing Thursday. On today’s blog I’m so honored for being able to share with you these three beautiful Christmas cards that I created with the new Dani Deer stamp and the Christmas Cocoa stamp sets by Technique Tuesday. This was really a very cute addition to my stamp collection as I’m getting ready to start my cards for this Holidays, as always I’ll be adding the supply list for you to know all the products used in these cards. So let’s get started!
To begin with, I started by die cutting the deer out of an A2 size card panel that I cut out of a Strathmore paper sheet. Next I inked it up about two thirds of the card panel by using a combination of the following distress oxides inks: Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot on the top corners. As I wanted to create a wintry sky with sparkly snow for the deer to stand out. So I waited a few minutes for the inks to dry out, then I heat embossed the sparkly snow on the bottom part of the card panel, as you can see in the picture above. Once the panel was ready I set it aside and I stared the coloring on the deer by using alcohol markers in the colors #E13, #E21, E23, #E25, #E29 tones for his body. #R27, #46 for his nose, and last but not least #RV02 for his cheeks.
For the card layout, I started by scoring an A2 size top folding card, and before adhering the card panel to the card base. I decided to heat embossing three of the little snowflakes from the same stamp set here and there by using the same embossing sparkling snow powder as you can see in the picture above. Next I adhered the backed to the card panel to white the card base with double sided tape. Then I cut once again the deer with the coordinate die, but this time out of fun foam as I wanted to add a little bit of dimension to the card. Followed I adhered the backed of the deer to the fun foam, and I adhered the backed of it to the card panel where I had previously die cut it out from the beginning. Last but not least I adhered one of the sentiment from the Dani Deer stamp set that I has previously white heat embossed in a piece of black cardstock. To finish it up I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the deer, and as embellishment I used clear glitter glue drops just to add a touch of sparkle on the inked top part of the card.
For the second example, I kept it very simple. As I colored the deer exactly with the same colors as the previous card. For the card panel I created a very simple impression by using my scoring boar and the bone folder creating little itty bitty squares. First I scored with the bone folder every single of the 1/8s of the scoring boar from one side, then I rotated the card panel 90 degrees and I stated the same process, I hope you’re able to see the itty bitty squares.
For the card layout, before I adhered the backed of the card panel with double sided tape to an A2 top folding Neenah Environment Dessert Storm card base, I decided to add a piece of string that I wrapped around twice to the card panel than I finished with a tided bow. Next I stamped and fussy cut a few hearts, and I colored them with the same red markers that I used for his nose, and I adhered them to the card panel. Then I stamped another sentiment from the same stamp set with black ink in a piece of white cardstock ,and I adhered the backed of it with foam mounting tape to the card panel. Last but certainly not least I die cut the deer out of a piece of brown fun foam and I adhered it to the card panel. To finish it up I added a few highlights by using the same white gel pen along with a few drops of the same clear glitter glue that I used on the the previous card.
In the last example, I decided to incorporate this card as this was the simplest of all three. For this card I gold heat embossed one of the little cups image from the Christmas Cocoa stamp set right in the center of the card panel as this was going to be the focal point of the background. From there I kept heat embossing it again and again until I covered the whole panel with it. Next I gold heat embossed a few small and large hearts to cover the empty spaces. After the heat embossing I decided to color some of the hearts and the cup in the middle with white color pencil as you can see in the pictures. Then in a piece of white cardstock I gold heat embossed two sentiments from the same stamp set and I set them aside.
For the card layout, I did not add much dimension. But I did add a piece of gold string as if were a bow under the gold embossed sentiment as you can see in the picture above. Then I decided to add a hint of brown inside the cup creating the coffee part with #E49 alcohol marker. Last but not least I adhered the backed of the card panel with double sided tape to an A2 size side folding white card base that I had previously scored. And to finish it up I adhered the backed of both sentiments with foam mounting tape to the card.
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All photography provided by Yasmin Diaz
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All products are personally purchased by me. Except the Danni Deer and the Cocoa Stamp Sets. I am creating this blog as I am honored for being able to play with the Technique Tuesday’s new release. But most of all with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards. The information provided here is based in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert, and I only share the way that I design my cards. I am sharing the products mentioned here. Because, I Use and Love them.