Peace on Earth
by Kim Singdahlsen
The Pondering Layered Deer is an amazing die. His expression is beautiful and the dimension he has with just a few die cuts gives him a graceful and elegant look.
I wanted to give him a simple and classy background. I used the Snowflake Flurry Collage angled on soft blue cardstock and added white glitter paper behind it. I was going to give him a full strip of snowy ground but then I saw the Flowing Curves die and decided it gave him that ground but in a unique and elegant way.
His expression really is amazing. (BTW - I keep saying "his" but the antlers are optional!) I love the choice of "pondering" in the name of the die - it's perfect. On my card, I believe he is pondering and marveling at the beauty and peace of the snowflakes.
The sentiment is from the Gilded Christmas Wishes clear stamp and die set. It includes 12 different Christmas-related sentiments, all with unique shapes. I have used this card as a Christmas card, but I think this deer has many other possibilities. I have many family and friends for whom I create outdoor, mountain-related cards and I know this lovely deer will show up often in my crafting.