Favorite New Set: Christmas Deer

I love this guy!  Here’s a gorgeous majestic buck with antlers curling around in elegant designs.  Ah, the beauty.  And then we go and hang ornaments on him.  Seems like a funny way to treat a deer, but hey, it’s an effective design!

There are a few tips for this Christmas Deer card (see the set online), with a fun fold design using the Labels Collection Framelits (see them online).  The card layout is based on one by Connie Fitzgerald.

For the deer background: Cut a piece of scrap paper one framelit smaller than the shape.  Use it as a mask and use a Color Spritzer (new – see them online) to add a light background shading.  I mixed one drop of Early Espresso Ink Refill with rubbing alcohol for the color here.

For the Early Espresso layer: Use a textured embossing folder (see them online) with the new Core’dinations Card Stock (love this stuff! — see colors online), then sand to reveal the lighter core color.

This is one of the cards from my Christmas Card Stamp A Stack last night — if you missed it, be sure to sign up for the October session! (details here online)

Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: Christmas Deer; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Paper: Early Espresso Core’dinations Card Stock, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool


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