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Friday, 23 May 2014

Stag and Deer landscape card

Morning Folks!  What a lovely sunny day it is going to be here in South Ayrshire, Scotland.  I was up early to watch the sunrise from my back garden.  The sun comes shining through a bunch of trees on the horizon and the glow coming through is fantastic.  So it may seem strange that the following card actually looks like a winter scene.

This card was made for a man's birthday and the request was for a Scottish feel but not to use too many colours.  I had just got my new Woodland Set from Clarity Stamp that day in the mail so I decided to use this wonderful Stag from it. Thank you Barbara Gray and the team at Clarity Stamp for making him.  

I stamped directly onto a Cream Satin 8 x 8 inch card blank using Ranger Distress ink - Chipped Sapphire. I then put a border around the card using low tack tape covering the back end of the stag.   

I then stamped the Forest Ridge using Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans followed by the Deerscape in Chipped Sapphire. 
I added some Birch leaves at the top and sides with the Chipped Sapphire.  I stamped twice to give the Faded effect.

I also added some shading to the Deerscape using a make-up sponge and a bit of torn copy paper.  I lifted the low tack tape at the Stag and using the same technique I added some shading to him.

I then added the slanted Happy Birthday again in Faded Denim.

Next I put some shading with the Chipped Sapphire around the edges of the picture and I decided to add a grassy edge to the bottom  using the long stamp from the Winter Trees Set From Clarity Stamp.

Finally I used a Pro Marker - Indigo Blue to go around the edge to give the effect of the picture being mounted onto the card.

This was a very quick card to just seems longer in the way I tell it!

That's all for today and hopefully I will remember to do another post tomorrow...old age getting to my memory!

Happy Crafting everyone.


Emma xx