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Peaceful Deer -- Merry Christmas

Hi There!

There's lots going on in the Stampin' Up! world right now.  The July - December Mini Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration launched on August 3rd.  This is a great opportunity for you as you have the opportunity to earn some great FREE Sale-A-Bration items that coordinate with some of the fun items in the July - December Mini Catalog.  Today's post is a great example.

The Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper is available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a merchandise order of $50 USD.  The paper was designed to coordinate with the Peaceful Deer stamp set, but the great prints are just a wonderful set of backgrounds for a wide variety of Christmas cards.  You can see one of the prints used on the card front, inside the card, and on the envelope flap.  

PeacefulDeer_MerryChristmas

This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon was adhered across the panels with the ends folded to the back of the panels and adhered in place.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Gray Granite card front.

Balmy Blue ink was applied to the upper 2/3 of a piece of Basic White cardstock to create a cloudy sky with the assistance of a torn piece of scrap paper and a Blending Brush.  To do this, place the torn piece of scrap paper across the cardstock, ink the Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink, and then brush the ink in light circles across the torn edge of the paper.  Move the torn paper down about an inch, tilt it slightly, and apply the ink again.  Keep moving the torn paper down the cardstock until a cloudy sky is created.

Ink the largest and tallest of the pine trees with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunk with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the tree along the left side of the cardstock with the base of the tree 7/16" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the larger of the two tree images with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees to the right of the tall tree with the base of the trees 5/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the smaller of the two tree images with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees to the right of the larger two trees image with the base of the trees 1" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the three tree image with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees along the right edge of the cardstock with the bottom edge of the trees 15/16" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Add a line of shading below the bottom edge of the trees using the side of the brush tip of a Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker.  Stamp the ground lines three times in the open areas of the cardstock, inking the stamp with the brush tip of the Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker:  once between the grouping of trees on the right and left, a second time along the right side of the cardstock 1/2" above the bottom edge of the cardstock, and a third time near the lower left of the cardstock with the left end 3/8" from the left side of the cardstock and 1/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.

Mat the Basic White cardstock with a slightly larger mat of Gray Granite cardstock and a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the panel to the cardfront with the bottom edge of the Basic Black cardstock 1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper and the left and right sides of the Basic Black cardstock 3/8" from the left and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the standing and laying down deer images on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Apply LT Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend Marker to the inside of the ears of the deers.  Apply LT Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker to the deer bodies:  for the standing deer, the face, body, and the near facing legs; for the laying deer, the face, body and the near facing legs.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the deer and adhere to the cardstock.  Place the bottom of the laying deer 1/4" above the bottom edge of the cardstock and the tail 1-1/4" from the left edge of the cardstock.  Adhere the standing deer to the left of the laying deer using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals with the tail 3/8" from the left side of the cardstock and the back hooves 1/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.

Using the brush tip of the Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker, ink the greenery for the neck wreath image.  Using the brush tip of the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, ink the bow in the neck wreath image.  Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp the image on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the neck wreath and adhere to the neck of the standing deer.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the bunny on Gray Granite cardstock.  Apply LT Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend Marker to the inside of the near facing ear.  Apply LT Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Marker to the body and opposite ear of the bunny -- but not on the tail.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the bunny and adhere near the lower right corner of the cardstock with the bottom of the bunny 1/4" above the bottom edge of the cardstock and the back side of the bunny 3/8" from the right side of the cardstock. 

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp "Merry Christmas" on a strip of Basic White cardstock.  Cut banner tails into the right side of a strip of Real Red cardstock.  Adhere the greeting to the Real Red banner with the greeting centered between the top and bottom edges of the banner and the right end of the banner 1/16" from the right end of the banner.  Adhere the banner to the Basic White cardstock with the right end of the banner flush with the right edge of the Basic Black cardstock and the top edge of the Real Red banner 3/16" from the top edge of the Basic White cardstock.

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Adhere a narrow strip of Basic Black cardstock behind the right edge of a strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the strips along the left edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the top, left, and bottom edges of the strips flush with the top, left, and bottom edges of the panel.  Adhere the panel at the center of a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock and adhere at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

Using Garden Green ink, stamp the "Wishing You A Wonderful Year And Friendships Dear" sentiment at the upper center of the Basic White panel.

PeacefulDeer_MerryChristmas_Envelope

Apply a piece of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  Use Paper Snips to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

The Peaceful Deer stamp set has a coordinating punch called the Deer Builder punch.  The stamp set and punch are sold as a bundle in the July - December Mini Catalog.  I'll be back early next week with a idea for using the Bundle.

Here's hoping the roofing noise will be finished tomorrow and we can return to some quiet for the weekend...as long as the current Tropical Storm stays in the Gulf of Mexico.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  3-3/8" x 4-3/8"; 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 3-7/8"; Basic White:  3" x 4", 1" x 1", 3/8" x 2-1/8", 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Crumb Cake:  2-1/4" x 3-1/4"; Gray Granite:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 3-1/8" x 4-1/8", 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"; Real Red:  1/2" x 2-5/8"; Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3/4" x 3-7/8", 2-1/4" x 6"; Gold Shimmer Ribbon:  7"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Peaceful Deer; Inks:  Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Blends Markers:  LT Crumb Cake, LT Flirty Flamingo, LT Gray Granite; Stampin' Write Markers:  Neutrals (Early Espresso, Sahara Sand), Regals Garden Green, Real Red); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Real Red; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Gold Shimmer Ribbon; Tools:  Blending Brushes; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Notes

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