Today’s card has been created using the fabulous Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set. This stamp set is shown on the inside of the back cover of the Christmas catalogue. It’s Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference stamp set. For every set SU sells, they will donate €3.00/£2.50 to Mental Health Organisations. There aren’t any matching dies, but if you don’t mind a bit of fussy cutting, from my experience, I know the deer and the rabbit are easy enough to do!
I also used another two stamp sets plus some Designer Series Paper (DSP) to complete my card! The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set and the ground the reindeer is standing on is from the Playful Penguins Stamp Set. When I had finished my card, it looked very bleak, and I felt it needed a bit of colour! I achieved this by fussy cutting a pink bow from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley DSP.
There are two tree stamps in Nature’s Beauty – I used each one in opposite corners inside the card – and I stamped the double trees, a single tree and the double trees again as my background behind the deer. I stamped the trees, the reindeers ground and the sentiment using Early Espresso Ink. I changed to Soft Suede for the deer because I didn’t want my card to look as if everything was joined together!
After I had stamped the three Early Espresso elements on a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) I embossed the layer using my Subtle Dynamic (3D) Embossing Folder. I adhered the layer to the next layer – a piece of Soft Suede CS – and then I adhered both pieces to a Whisper White CS card base. Next I fussy cut the deer and added Dimensionals to the reverse side. I cut several thin strips to put on the back of the legs!
It was at this stage I thought the card looked rather bleak and when I fussy cut the bow from the Most Wonderful Time DSP. When I’d finished, I adhered the pink bow on the deer’s neck! It made so much difference! Inside the card, I added a layer of Soft Suede CS. Before I adhered the top whisper White CS layer, I used Early Espresso Ink to stamp the single tree in the bottom left-hand corner and the double tree in the bottom right-hand corner.
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