The Remembering Christmas stamp set with its deer silhouette has a wonderful folksy appeal. I can visualize the deer stepping out of a foggy, misty, wooded glade, watching and listening intently for signs of another presence. This large image was perfect for the sketch challenge hosted by the Pals Paper Arts, #177.
The talented Nicole Watt provided the PPA #177 sketch challenge…
The deer stamp was inked initially with VersaMark and then Smoky Slate, stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Swirling color was added to the cardstock utilizing Smoky Slate, Sahara Sand, and Crumb Cake classic inks finished with touches of Whisper White craft ink. Additional layers of lovely patterned paper from the Season of Style DSP and Winter Frost Specialty DSP completed the color combination that I desired topped by a sliver of Silver Glimmer paper underneath the sentiment. Basic Gray cardstock provides the card base.
A few close-ups…
Have you used this deer yet in your stamping projects? He not only looks fantastic on cardstock, but he inks up well for muslin bags, tags, paper bags, etc. My next adventure with him may be with stone tile to make coasters for gifts. What media appeals to you? Do you use reindeer to help decorate your yard, mantel or Christmas trees? What is the most unique way that you have seen deer used for the holidays? I would love to read your comments.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this completed card. Until next time,
Have fun stamping,