Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Deer Wood

Hello everyone!  Betsy on the blog here today to share this beautiful card
for the New Year!  WOW!  Where did 2019 go?
This is a beautiful stamp by
IndigoBlu:  Deer Wood

I started by cutting out my main panel to 4" x 5 1/4" and stamping my image with
a medium gray ink.  I wanted to keep this card on the softer side so I opted for the gray
instead of black.  I also die cut 2020 with an alpha/numeric die set.

I knew I need to create more contrast for my stamped image to show up better, so I took a dark gray
colored pencil and went over the deer and the trunks of the trees trying to define the
edges more.  Then I took a slate gray pencil - which was bluer - and made some
shadows underneath the deer's feet and the tree trunks.  This helped to ground them.

I then ink blended the edges with a slate blue ink.

I took an A2 size top folding white card base and covered it with a blue/black
glitter paper.  Then I adhered my inked panel onto of that and added my
numbers for the new year down the side. I misted it with a shimmer spray.
And that completed my card!

Topflight supplies used:

Other Supplies used:

White A2 size top folding card base
Blue/black Glitter Paper
Main panel paper
Dark gray ink
Dark gray and Slate gray colored pencils
Numerical die
Shimmer Spray

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Thank you for stopping by today!


  1. Wow this is so pretty! great tip on adding some colored pencil to create depth.

  2. Thank you for the insights on coloring, it really brings the stamp alive!


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