Friday, 2 December 2022

Deer Greetings

Hi everyone!  I'm thrilled to be playing along with the Tic Tac Toe team this week as a guest designer.  We have a fun board to play with and I chose the left column - Snow/Animal/Frame for my Christmas card.

I had seen these gorgeous ink-blended background skies on Pinterest and wanted to create one for myself so I set to work with Distress Inks on a white panel.  Once the ink-blending was finished, I took a snowfall stencil and some white embossing paste and added the "snow".  Unfortunately my snow absorbed some of the ink colour so I have orange-ish snow (just lucky it's not yellow 😉)

While that panel was drying, I stamped and Copic-coloured my critters and cut them with my Scan n Cut.  Now if I'd just turned the stamp packet over, I'd have seen I had the co-ordinating dies.  Doh!

For the frame component, I took the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop and cut it from white cardstock.  I stamped my sentiment from a WPlus9 stamp set and adhered the die-cut to the ink-blended panel with foam tape.  I then added the critters and some enamel dots to match the background.

Thanks so much for visiting and thanks to the Tic Tac Toe team for inviting me to play along.  I hope you'll head over and play along as there's lots of great choices in the board.

Products used:

Stamps:  Dashing Deer (MFT), Poinsettia Bouquet (WPlus9)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K.), Versafine Onyx Black, Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies:  Stitched Hillside Backdrop Portrait (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Copics, Snow Flurry Stencil (MFT), White Embossing Paste, Enamel Dots, white gel pen



Lisa Elton said...

They're as sweet as can be! Very cute, Karren!

ElizStewart said...

Karren... just phenomenal! You coloring is amazing! I just want to hug those critters! Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week at Tic Tac Toe!

I Card Everyone said...

Ha! for sure we're lucky it wasn't yellow!! LOL So darling - I'd like to prance around with these little deer, and bunny - oh oh - looks like the bunny left a trail of cuteness! Look at that face... so adorable, Karren!

Bobby said...

Darling critters beautifully colored, Karren.

Dawn T said...

cute as card Karren. Your deer are adorable.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Karren your collection of sweet woodland critters is adorable and I love that beautiful sky! So delighted to have you guesting with us at TicTacToe this week!

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! This is super sweet! These critters are so cute and the snowy sky looks absolutely fabulous.