Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you are having a wonderful start to both your week and your year!
Since today is Tuesday, I'm back over designing for Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Card Maker's Choice Challenge this week! How fun! I hope you'll head over and link up a card of your own!
So for my card I decided to make an Anniversary Card for my Hubby. I've been continuing to have fun playing with the Hero Arts Color Layering Deer that I bought from the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store so that's what I used for this card! There's a hidden meaning in the Deer that I'll tell you later!
So for this Deer, I used the following color layering combination all with Stampin' Up! Inks. The 1st layer was Sahara Sand, the second layer was Crumb Cake, and for the 3rd layer I inked the stamp with Cajun Craze that was stamped off and then reinked with Crumb Cake. The outline of the legs and head were both inked up in Soft Suede. The sentiment was inked up in Soft Suede as well. The background of the shaker window was a piece of Soft Sky Cardstock that was stamped with the retired Stampin' Up! Wonderland Stamp Set. I used my Misti to stamp the trees in Old Olive first and then inked the outside edges with the retired SU Mossy Meadow Ink for some dimension. I added a little bit of white stickles and allowed to dry before I put it in my shaker window. I used Stampin' Up! Oval Framelits to cut my background, acetate, and window. I added some Doodlebug White Sequins to the inside of the shaker and used Stampin' Up! Adhesive Foam Strips to layer it up. I added my Deer with the same adhesive strips so it would as high as the shaker since they are thicker than foam tape or dimensionals. I used Fast Fuse to adhere the antlers. I decided to add some greenery to his antlers and stamped those in Old Olive and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Finally I added a few Doodlebug White Sequins to the front of the card and some Fun Stamper's Journey Candy Apple Sparkle Elements on the leaves as berries. They aren't exactly round but I thought they were close enough. I really wish I had some small Red Jewels. I'll look for some on my next trip to the craft store! All in all, I think it turned out super cute!
Ok, so I mentioned that the "Deer" has a secret meaning. Well we have a neighborhood Deer named Bonnaroo. He was caught in a fence when he was little and rescued by our neighbors. His mom was no where to be found so they feed him from a baby. Since it is illegal here to fence in a Deer to keep as a pet he has free reign of the area but stays mostly right around his rescuers home. He thinks they are his parents I guess :) So one day on my way home from work, Jeff called to tell me that Bonnaroo had run into a car. Notice he ran into the car and the car did not run into him. It happened just up the street from us and when I got home Bonnaroo was laying in my landscaping right outside our window. There was some blood around his antlers and he was obviously thrown for a loop but he was alive. After resting, he finally got up and although a little wobbly he seemed fine. He was a little disoriented so I told Jeff I was going to walk him home. I walked him half way home and he decided to take a short cut through a field and since it was dark I declined. lol I walked back to my car, and drove around the block to find that he had made it home just fine. Ever since then Jeff has called me the Deer Whisper! So after stamping the inside with Happy Anniversary, I'll sign it love, Tina (The Deer Whisperer) lol Jeff will love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings, Tina