Clean and Simple, Nordic Deer
by Birgit Norton

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As the deadline draws near for creating and mailing out Christmas cards, I thought I'd inspire you with a quick and easy Clean and Simple card, featuring the beautiful Nordic Deer.

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I started by cutting the Scandinavian Snowflake Plate out of white cardstock and laying it over piece of blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Cardstock.

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I then cut the Nordic Deer out of Kraft cardstock and cutting the detail dies out of soft blue and gold mirror cardstock.  I colored the deer's body using a brown Copic Marker and colored the back legs a shade darker, and then glued the deer together as shown, using the gold detail behind his pretty blue sweater.  

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I used the Lavish Merry Christmas die to create the sentiment, using the same soft blue cardstock  for the sentiment and white cardstock for the background.

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To soften the background and provide a focal point for the deer and sentiment, I added a vellum panel cut using a Scalloped Stitched Frame die and mounted it to the center of the snowflake background.  I popped the deer up using foam tape to add a bit of dimension.

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I hope you'll find today's card inspiring, and hopefully setting a peacefulness in your heart for the beauty of the season that is upon us.

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What a BEAUTIFUL card Birgit! I am in LOVE with your Nordic deer and the soft blue and gold you added to him! And the snowflake background...AWESOME! Sweet, sweet card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Hi Birgit, Love ir, love it, love ir. Your nordic Christmas card is beautiful as are the colours.
Lots of love from Patricia

I like how you used the vellum in the background, such pretty details on the deer, the gold touches are nice!

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