Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Crafty Creations Challenge -328

Hello everyone
Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Creations.
The theme is ANIMALS
This challenge will end Nov 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET
Stop over there for more info on their current  challenge

Their theme is animals and this is such a fun theme. After digging around and looking at the animals in my stash I decided to use a pretty reindeer outline stamp. 

I stamped the reindeer on brown card stock and as I looked at it, I decided to do some paper piecing. I stamped the scarf area on red CS and the antlers were stamped on a light tan CS. I fussy cut the deer. Next I fussy cut the antlers and the scarf and placed them in the area where they are on the original stamped image. Added a red colored half pearl for his red nose.

I had a vision that the deer would be next to some pine trees. So I die cut two pine trees using CS and DP.  I also mounted the deer on layered ovals and as I was laying this out on the card the background just looked so naked. I decided to add a stamped forest scene on that background. After adding that and as I layered the die cuts and the mounted reindeer over that background, it just came together.

This will make a perfect man card, or a Christmas or winter card.
Hope this has inspired you.

Stamps:  Make an Impression - Reindeer Outline, Stampscapes - Pines and Rocks, Pine Tree, Babbling Brook
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS, Green CS, Green Shimmer CS, Light Green mottled CS, DP, Red CS, Tan CS, White CS
Ink: Memento - Olive Grove
Dies Used:  Gina Marie - Stitched Ovals, Sizzix TimHoltz - Pine Trees
Accessories: Pearl (colored red - placed on his nose)

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon


Janice said...

A great Christmas card, I love the forest scene you have created. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting! ~DT Janice

chrissie said...

A really beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous Barbara! Love the paper piecing of the deer image and the tree die cuts and background are the perfect backdrop!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic x-mas card, I love the forest scene you have created so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

Sue - said...

A beautiful card Barbara. The different elements all go together so well. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful use of stamps and dies for making a very festive Christmas card.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A lovely card and the forest looks great! Thank You for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful forest scene. Wonderful card with great details!
Thanks so much for sharing!

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Mrs.B said...

A great Christmas card, love the fussy cut deer - thought it was a die cut till I read your post. Love the design with the forest background.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Creative world said...

Stunning card and love your dark green color combo,gorgeous design...thank you for joining us at CRAFT YOUR PASSION CHALLENGE
Ċ½eljka DT xo

Amy Crafty Purple Frog said...

What a great card! I love the way you have made a scene with the dies.
It would be great if you could join us for our first ever challenge and DT call at Crafty Purple Frog (
Thank you for the inspiration.


Amy x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Cazro said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

Jane Proffitt said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Jane P. DT❤️️

Daen'Ys said...

A wonderful Christmas card with beautiful stamps and die-cuts! Love the forest scene you created and this adorable jumping deer! I'm in admiration of your fussy cut!!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month.
Rosi x