Friday, May 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop-My Deer

It's time for this month's installment of Keeping Christmas with The Challenge design team!  I turned a non-holiday stamp into a holiday image for my cute design.

Merry Christmas My Deer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
The focal image is a deer from the Paper Smooches Happy Camper set.  With the addition of a red enamel dot "nose," the set's deer image transforms into the perfect reindeer!  I used foam tape to adhere the colored image to a light blue panel embossed with a snowflake pattern. The raised flakes were brushed with a shimmery white ink pad to highlight them.  I added a strip of shimmery white cardstock with a torn edge beneath the deer to ground the image, then adhered the panel to contrasting navy blue cardstock strip.  I matted the strip on a piece of sparkly silver cardstock and positioned it on the left side of a light blue card base.  I combined sentiments from the Christmas Sampler and the Happy Camper sets to come up with the "Merry Christmas my deer" sentiment.

Don't miss what the rest of our team has created to inspire you to get a head start on your holiday card making!  There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Here's where to find the team members:

Materials Used:
Happy Camper and Christmas Sampler stamp sets (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black and Delicata White Shimmer inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Recollections Silver cardstock (Michaels); Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug); red enamel dot (Doodlebug Design); foam tape


  1. What a cute card! That image is adorable! LOVE!!!

  2. Too darn cute...just love your sweet reindeer, simply adorable!


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