Friday, September 6, 2013

Noble Deer

Here is a fun sketch from Mojo Monday:

Here is my card:

I had to work at this one a bit to get everything to work.  Did you ever have those days when the card just looked better in your brain than it did on paper?  I finally got it where I liked it.  It was quite a workout.
I started with a square of Crumb Cake paper and sponged it with Old Olive on the bottom, Crumb Cake in the middle and Marina Mist on the top.  It might seem like sponging Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake paper wouldn't show up, but it does and it adds texture.
I stamped the deer image in Chocolate Chip Ink and then cut out a 3" circle.  I went back with the same colors and intensified the blue behind the trees and the grass closest to the bottom of the circle.
By using sponges, you can control where the ink goes and the intensity.
The 7/16" Natural Trim was too bright.  I gave that a distressed look by sponging it with Chocolate Chip Ink.  Can you tell I like sponges?
The Noble Deer stamp set is retired.  There is a brand new set called Walk in the Wild with a moose/elk that would work perfectly as a substitute for the deer.
Stamp Set:  Noble Deer (Retired)
Ink:  Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip
Embossing Folder:  Wood Grain
Candy Dots:  Neutrals
7/16" Natural Trim
Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack:  Neutrals (These patterns are retired, but there are
     brand new ones to replace these.  I just don't have them yet.)


  1. Great card! Very masculine. I love how you sponged the ink for a subtle hint of color.

  2. Very nice masculine card! Love the texture in the embossed background combined with the Natural Trim. They look great together and with your image and paper choices.

  3. Beautiful card! Love all the texture and the blend of colors.

  4. Wonderful masculine card! Great use of the sketch.

  5. Beautiful card! Great job with the sponging too!

  6. Ohh, now that is right up my alley! Lots of nature lovers and deer hunters in my family.