September 17, 2017

Remarkably Creative September Blog Hop!

Welcome to our fall-themed RemARKably Creative September Blog Hop. We have lots of fall inspiration for you and once you view my blog post, I will have a list of participants at the end so you can keep hopping along from designer to designer.

For my card this month, I used the new Merry Patterns stamp set that I earned for free and so can you! Here's my card:

Being from Maine and almost into hunting season here, I knew I wanted to create a scenery with my deer. I had this idea in my head and it came out exactly like I pictured. Don't you love it when that happens?  I dressed him up in hunter orange and hid him in the woods so he wouldn't get shot!

I first stamped the image using Crumb Cake Ink and using a Blender Pen, removed the ink over his sweater. I then used the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker to color it in. I then stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock. And yes, I did hand-cut him!

Notice how the reindeer is tucked in the back of one of the birch trees? I used an Exacto knife to cut slits on both sides of the embossed tree and slid him in there!

The Woodlands Embossing Folder is what I used to emboss all of my trees but before I embossed my Whisper White Cardstock layer, I inked the inside of my embossing folder with Soft Sky Ink and then embossed the cardstock piece.

For the gray on my trees, I added a Post-It note on the right-hand side of my trees to shield the Smoky Slate Ink that I sponged on the edge of each tree. I just kept moving the Post-It note over each time to do the sponging. My last step was to add the black portions of the birch bark to each tree. I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and just added some squiggles here and there. That's it!

Now it's time to visit my blog hop teammates. You can click to the next person after me in the list and go from blog to blog! Thanks for visiting me today!


144973Merry Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set - 144973
Price: $13.00
Price: $12.00

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