Friday, January 5, 2018

Deer In The Woods

Hello and Happy New Year!

After reading about Darnell's new blog starting on the 10th and noticing a new challenge to me that she entered that asked for embossing, I am entering a card I had just finished to the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 131. The card has both dry and wet embossing. Sorry about the photo, it's the shiny silver paper's fault. lol

Recently I found this great idea on Splitcoaststampers and realized I had most of the supplies she used. So I CASED  Melissa Kerman's Impressions of Tarnished Foil. I followed her instructions pretty well and I highly recommend watching her video. Changes I made include using a piece of Silver Foil paper from My Favorite Things for the base of my focal point. That was first stamped several times with VersaMark using a tree from Stampin' Up!'s Lovely as a Tree set, than heat embossed with several colors of powders: Stampin' Up!Copper, Ranger Gold and Liquid Platinum. The embossing folder and die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix called Birch Tree were next. More heat embossing was done randomly over the birch tress. Finally, the black Stazon Jet Black ink was rubbed on to highlight the texture from the die (I had used a rubber mat) and the embossed area. I cropped the best part of the project, added part of the deer from Memory Box Standing Deer Oval Frame and started matting. The first mat is more of the silver paper, the second is SU Baked Brown Sugar all placed on a top folding card of Basic Black. The whole project took quit a while-one evening and part of the next day, but all was worth it. Whew! I really like the card. No sentiment inside yet, however I have need for masculine cards coming up.

Also I am adding my card to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 271, although it might not be considered a holiday card.



  1. Oh wow! What a magnificent background. It looks great with the stag silhouette. I'm off to watch the video...

  2. What an atmospheric woodland scene, Jeanne ... wonderful with the silhouette stag ... the shine is brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. Stunning, unique and what a fabulous effect. Wish I could see this one in real life x

  4. WOw, this is amazing! I am impressed with people like you who do different techniques...I am stuck in the same rut and do the same thing all the time! Great take for our embossing challenge this week at SIP!