Tuesday 20 October 2015

Holiday Deer

     Making holiday cards for people of other beliefs can be tricky, but not with this stamp set from MHK Designs, there are two greetings that don't mention Christmas and a winter picture.
     The set is called Holiday Deer and has a gorgeous picture and a mix of greetings for the season.    
     The picture was printed in brown on to thin cream card and then distressed with Old Paper Distress Ink, a crackle stamp and a splodge stencil. All this added to a torn edge really makes it look vintage which is what I wanted for this image.
     The beauty of a digital image is being able to change the size and even the colour if you play around with a photo package or just the settings on your printer.
      The image is mounted on a die cut layer of pearlescent chocolate card cut using a Spellbinder die set called Mega Curved Rectangles. The gold layer is made by drawing around the outside of the die and hand cutting, this is because the next size up was too big, I only wanted a small gold outline. The last layer is the same cream card as the image but not distressed.
     A Kraft card blank was stamped with a pine branch and Archival Ink Coffee before adding the image layers. The greeting was die cut using a Sizzix die Fancy Charms, I used a gold pen to colour a small edge around the shape before mounting it on foam pads across the bottom of the card.  
    In the top corner I have added some die cut pine branches and a couple of fir cones. This style would also make a great masculine holiday card, just change the greeting to a Christmas one if you wish.

Pop over to MHK Designs Facebook page or MHK Designs On A Stampage for a chance to win a stamp set.

I would like to enter my Holiday Deer in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - Unusual Christmas Colours
Christmas Card Challenges - Photo Inspiration
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - In The Wild Woods
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter / Christmas


  1. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the vintage paper effect and the pine cone branches. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  3. Thanks for entering our Christmas Cards Challenge this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  4. Wow - I think this is amazing. So much detail on the card and the stag is just superb! Great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  5. What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
    Julie T


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