My last post shared a card made with the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper stack. If you missed it, you can see it here. Today I have another card using this paper. This paper really lends itself to a quick card. You know that sometimes we are really rushed to make that special card, especially when it comes to sympathy. However, today's card would work for any occasion. The SU- Only Challenge theme for this week is Delight in Nature. I felt this card was perfect.
I live in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains, so I don't think about deer at the beach. A friend of mine moved to the beach and tells me about the deer that pay her a visit. Then I saw a cute video on Facebook of a deer playing in the edge of the ocean. So cute! Thus, the thoughts for my card began.
- I started with a card base of Crumb Cake cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded. Don't forget to use your Bone Folder to give it a good crisp fold.
- The Island Indigo layer measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
- The beach scene from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper stack is cut to 3 3/4 x 5.
- I stamped the deer from the In the Meadow stamp set directly on the patterned paper using the Basic Black Archival ink. I love the crisp dark image it gives. Warning, this ink does take a little time to dry and will smear if touched immediately after stamping.
- In a few minutes, you can color the image. I used Soft Suede ink and my Aqua Painter. Mash down on the lid of the ink pad. This will give you ink on the inside of the lid when you open it. Put a drop or 2 of water and mix so that the color is thinned out a little and paint your image.
- When dry, cut out the image using the Layering Circle Framelits. I just tried a few circles until I found the one I liked for the image. Cut a scallop coordinating circle from Island Indigo. Adhere the two. I pulled a few threads from the new Burlap Ribbon to tie around the circles. Put dimensionals on the back of the circle.
- Yes, you do have a hole in your patterned paper, but when you adhere it, the image will cover the hole since you have the scalloped frame added. But, first, I stamped some birds along the sand using the Wetlands stamp set. Now adhere the deer.
- The sentiment on the front of the card is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.
For the inside of the card, I used some of the designer paper left over when I cut it for the card. I stamped more of the birds on the sand. The sentiment here is also from Flourishing Phrases.
This makes a lovely card that doesn't take a lot of time to make. Thanks so much for taking a look at my blog. The list of supplies follows. I'd love for you to order right from my online store! I hope to see you on Friday!