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Oh Deer- Concord and 9th

Welcome back on this fine Monday (I hope it’s fine for you). Today I am sharing a card I made just because. No challenge, just playing around. I had a lot of fun making it.

The inspiration for this card started with one of the examples on the Concord and 9th page for this set (Floral Print Silhouette). The example cut a part of the antlers from gold glitter Cardstock. I thought that the antlers would look cool with gold heat embossing instead.

Since I knew I was going to use gold on the antlers, I wanted to use a color palette that would look good with gold. Well, and I’m having a love affair with coral, so that was that. I stamped the background with Altenew’s Industrial Diamond, the flowers with Coral Bliss and the leaves with Fresh Leaf. Then I set the panel aside and die cut the dear and antlers. I actually cut the dear from 5 different colors before I settled in MFT’s Coral Crush.

I die cut the antlers from 110 lbs Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock 4 times, layered them with liquid adhesive, added Versamark ink to the top, and added Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with the same gold embossing powder. I added foam tape to the dear to give it the same dimension.

Before added the dear, I stamped the sentiment below the floral image with more Coral Bliss. I added the decorated panel to a Gina K Design’s Slate card base. The envelope is Gina K Design’s Coral Reef.

The gray comes across so much darker in the pictures. In person, it looks so cool with the coral. I’m really happy with how this card turned out. It’s been awhile since I was this excited about a card. There was a lot of that this weekend, like I finally found my mojo! Thank goodness!

Thanks for stopping by! Check back on Wednesday, I’ll be sharing my project for Hero Art’s National Craft month challenge.



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