An Elegant White Pondering Deer

White reindeer 1
While the entire Christmas release is beautiful, I really love the layered look of the elegant Pondering Layered Deer die. There are so many lovely details and I knew an all-white deer would look just great. I cut all the deer parts from 110lb heavy white cardstock. I colored a black circle on the base layer of the deer head, so the eye would appear black through the top layer. I adhered all the parts together to finish the deer.
My card base is a dark kraft cardstock. I brought in a plaid background piece from the new Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6x6 paper pack. Next I cut a frame from thin, gold metallic paper using the largest die from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame.
I very much wanted to use a stamped sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp set, but I needed it to be all in one line, not stacked and inside of a frame like it was made. I turned to my craft knife. I carefully cut the words out of the plastic stamp and then arranged them on my acrylic block. I stamped with Versamark embossing ink and used an ultra fine gold embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment on black cardstock. It worked perfectly. I was able to replace the word stamps into the frame portion of the stamp, so I can use it again as designed.

I cut the black cardstock just a little smaller than my gold frame so the plaid would show up all around the frame. Next, I splattered some gold mica spray onto the black sentiment to add interest and a sense of snowfall. I adhered my reindeer to the black cardstock with foam adhesive below the sentiment and then adhered all the other parts into place.
I was very happy with the results of both my stamp "surgery" and the card. Are you crafting a lot this holiday season?
Janet Floral Signature copy





Hi Janet, I adore this card, you have created an atmospheric evening feeling with the background and the deer has come into the moonlight, I love it. I especially love this plaid patterned paper too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment