Saturday, 18 November 2017

Majestic

Happy Saturday!

The other day I picked up this die by Recollections for half price so time to make a card.
I wanted to make a simple masculine card and this is what I came up with.

I began with a piece of acetate again (the kind you get from you stamp pkgs), inked it with Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and pressed it onto the paper.  The nice thing about the acetate is that you can manipulate and bend it and place the ink exactly where you want it to be.
When the ink was dry, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti and die-cut the deer head and the leaves.
To add extra texture to the deer head, I dry embossed it to give it lots of texture.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great wknd.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Watercolour- HOLIDAY
 Simon Says- FURRY FRIENDS
CASology- SHARP

Supplies
Stamps- 'Tis the Season (PTI)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; eb folder (TH); deer die-Recollections; Cuttlebug;
Mister (TH)

29 comments:

Mac Mable said...

The colours almost look luminous Karen and are fabulous. Neat layout and love the dry embossing on the white die cut deer. Very effective technique too x

SmilynStef said...

I adore that inky background and your embossed deer ... such a fabulous inspired design.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Dortesjs said...

ohh this is sweet and in my fav. colours ;O))

donna mikasa said...

Such a handsome card, Karen! I love how the colors blended!

Susan said...

Love the way you kept the inks off to one side - I must try the acetate technique you used. Beautiful colour combination and great texture on the deer!

Christine Alexander said...

great buy with the die, makes for a perfect masculine card. I love your DOX background :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card and I love the embossing on the deer die.

Ina Grehan said...

How regal and proud that embossed deer looks here Karen. Love the background. Another fabulously cas card.

Julia Aston said...

Your background is beautiful behind your embossed deer - and the bold black sentiment really stands out off the color!

Bonnie said...

This is a fantastic masculine Christmas card, Karen! I love how you've embossed the deer head. Unfortunately we've seen 2 deer hit by cars in the past two evenings. One was a big buck like this one. I hope he was able to get up and go after. He was beautiful!

Loll said...

Amazing design, as always, my friend! Love the colours of your acetate smooshed background. The die looks fantastic with the quilted dry embossing. xx

Bunny said...

Love this card, Karen. My grandson would love it, too. Great die. [Bunny]

Annie said...

This card turned out so pretty! Just love your watercolor-looking background.

Barb Ghig said...

I spotted your gorgeous stag in the CASology gallery and had to tell you how much I love it! Beautiful texture and lovely watercoloring on the background, too...really stunning card, Karen!

Bobby said...

That die is wonderful, Karen, and the inking behind him really shows him off. I do like the control acetate smooshing gives.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful watercoloured background (love your technique) for your dry embossed die cut deer. Love the font on your beautiful sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs

Heidi Stamps said...

Very cool background and I love the die! What a great buy!

Brawny said...

Fabulous card Karen x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jacquie Southas said...

Just stunning, Karen! Love the depth of color and the amazing texture you added to the deer head. Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Cara said...

This is fab, I love how you embossed the deer x

Virginia Lu said...

Your artistic inked background is SPOT ON, Karen! Love love this! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Furry Friend” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Melissa said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! Love the pretty ink colors and the way you added subtle texture to a simple die cut!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology this week! :)

Deidre said...

The ink smooshing is so awesome! Great color combo and I love the die cut against it. Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Spotted this fabulous card on the CASology blog. It made my jaw drop a little. Congrats on your well deserved win. Wonderful creation...

Barb Ghig said...

Such a striking design, Karen...a really beautiful card! Congrats on your well-deserved win at CASology!

Carol L said...

This is just amazing! WOW!

K M Meena Herale said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Hugs
Meena DT