Yesterday I had an appointment with the dentist affiliated to my dentist who’s an implant specialist. I’ve decided this is the road I want to go down to replace the tooth I recently had extracted! The good news is that my gum is healing well, and everything checks out good for an implant! He wants to allow the healing process to continue for another four weeks before we move on to the next stage.
Today’s card is clean and simple, and for me, shouts out Scotland! The reindeer and the tartan (plaid) is just so Scottish. I started my card with a card base in Whisper White Cardstock (CS), a layer of Cherry Cobbler CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS. I started by stamping my favourite sentiment, which is from the Itty Bitty Stamp Set, in black Stazon ink in the bottom right-hand corner of my top layer of Whisper White CS.
Next I used the leaping deer from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Die, and die-cut it where it looked well-balanced with the sentiment. This set of dies has a co-ordinating stamp set called Dashing Deer which was brought forward, together with the dies, from last year. My next step was to emboss the Whisper White layer using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder; along with the sentiment, this is another of my favourites!
I had what I thought were two decent-sized scraps of the tartan paper to adhere behind the deer, but both were a tad too small, so I cut into another sheet. I’m so pleased we get four sheets of each design in the pack of Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. This is a specialty pack because there are gold foil lines in each of the tartan (plaid) designs.
To adhere the DSP to cover the back of the deer, first I put Tombow around the edge of the deer paying special attention to all the little bits that stick out. Then I put a thin line of Tombow on all four sides on the right side of the DSP. I turned the DSP over, and before I put it down, I judged where I thought the correct position for the DSP was, and put it down. I didn’t want to be in a position where I had to move the DSP thereby exposing Tombow!
I adhered the top Whisper White layer on to the Cherry Cobbler, and then I added them both to my card base. I felt that the card looked good as it was, i.e. no need for bling, ribbons, glitter, etc. Except of course, the reindeer was missing his eye! You know I have a thing about eyes on my cards! I couldn’t be having a reindeer without an eye so I added a Gold Metallic Pearl. As soon as the eye was in place, I decided that my card was complete!
Inside the card I adhered a layer of Cherry Cobbler CS and then a layer of Whisper White CS. Occasionally I decorate the inside of my cards on the left-hand side rather than the bottom right-hand corner. I decided that, rather than waste the reindeer I’d die-cut from the top layer of my card, I’d adhere it on the left-hand side. After I’d done it, I thought I should have embossed the reindeer with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, but it still looks good al naturale!
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