Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Addicted to Stamps and More: Christmas

Is it spring where you are yet? Or maybe I should be asking about fall (for the other hemisphere), but whichever, we are back to CHRISTMAS at Addicted to Stamps and More! I may be the last cardmaker you know to finally own a deer/stag/reindeer head die, but now I do, so I used it: 

I started with my background, blending a night sky using an oval mask and lots of distress inks. Leaving the mask on, I stencilled some stars onto the sky. While the embossing glaze dried, I die cut my deer a few times out of black cardstock as well as one from silver glitter paper. After adhering the black layers together, I offset the silver top layer for a bit of shadow and extra dimension. At first I stamped my sentiment in black, but it looked way too blah, so stamped it in navy instead - much better! I also found some shimmery navy cardstock to back the main panel. 
I'm adding this card to the current Jingle Belles die cut challenge and the STAMPlorations March stencil & Anything Goes challenges. 

Be sure to visit the ATSM blog to see the great inspiration from my teammates! Why not make a Christmas card and join us? ;) 

Supplies: Neenah white, Recollections black & Fabriano navy cardstock, (?) silver glitter paper, Uniko Simply Said Blocks: Christmas stamp, Catherine Pooler juniper mist, milled lavender, dusty concord, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire & hickory smoke distress inks, CUTplorations Two Reindeer die, Heffy Doodle Starfall &ARTplorations Oval Flexi-Template stencils, Picket Fence snowdrop white paper glaze

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SmilynStef said...

Love the blended background. So glad you joined us with your to-die-for holiday card at Jingle Belles.

Joyce said...

Wonderful card...love that stag with the silver glitter. A very perfect masculine holiday card.

Inkyfingers said...

I love the gorgeous oval panel, Lindsey and the stately stag die looks great offset that way. We have just had a wonderful few days of spring weather and I can see the most gorgeous magnolia tree from my window in full flower so spring is definitely here now.
Hope you are keeping well.
Carol x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love how you have done the stag!
Fabulous make for ATSM!
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Izzy Scrap said...

This beautiful silver head stag pops up brilliantly over the gorgeous blue background. Love the addition of the embossed stars too. Gorgeous. Have a great Easter weekend ! x

cm said...

Your showcase of the deer is absolutely gorgeous! Love the starry night sky background; perfect for that majestic stag!

lauren bergold said...

that beautiful background sets off your stag to perfection! i love the shadow layer, as well! so pleased you could join our diecutting fun at JINGLE BELLES!