Good morning friends. Playing along with the Merry Monday challenge today, and this week they would like us to use an animal on our Christmas card. Great excuse for me to use my new "Holiday Joy" stamp & die set by Tim Holtz that I received as a Christmas gift from my good friend Sue (she always spoils me with such neat gifts!!). I absolutely LOVE the pine trees in this set and the deer is pretty doggone cute too! :0) Take a look:
After inking up the pine tree stamp I misted it with some water, and that gave me the watercolor effect I was going for. I used musical design paper (The Paper Studio) for the deer and also sponged him a bit with some Soft Suede ink. I also used my new SU! dotted embossing folder for my top layer and I love the snowy look that this folder gives! :0) This is actually my 2nd try on this card, as the first one just didn't sit right with me. Take a look:
I had used a larger oval die on this one and I think that's the part that just didn't sit well with me. It's still pretty, but I think I like my second one better just because it's more CAS. What do you think?
Off to go make a birthday treat to share with all the ladies in my bible study this morning, so need to get mo-tating! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Thursday!