I am cutting it close but I just loved the layout at Pals Paper Arts # 177 so I had to play along with everyone this week.
There are so many deer around my house lately that I figured why not put one on a card? I used the pretty retired SU Christmas Deer. I sometimes get a little crazy with large solid stamps because they sometimes do not stamp completely for me. Any hints on using them are welcome! Anyhow, close up, this one has a bit of a fuzziness to it but I loved it on my deer- I mean he is covered in fur, right? I also love Houndstooth prints on paper and embossed but it can look perfectly straight and then look whacky at certain angles especially when looking at photos on a computer with readers on!!! Ah, the fun of being over 40! Well, I suppose it is time to show my card:
STAMPS: SU Christmas Deer (retired), SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Early Espresso, SU Real Red
PAPER: SU Early Espresso, SU Real Red, SU Festival of Prints Pack (retired), SU very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Itty Bitty Punch
This is a great card Cindy. I love the color and pattern combo. I’m with you, not a fan of the large stamps, so I have no advice on how to get good coverage. Have a blessed week. B
Thanks, Miss Bernadette. I will keep trying to get that stamp to cover. Linda says they get better over time…
Whoa, what a blockbuster card, Cindy!! That deer with the houndstooth and red papers is sooo striking! Love it! Hugs, Darnell
Darnell, thanks so much. I do love houndstooth print- only one 1/2 sheet left;(
Beautiful card! Love that houndstooth – I’ve been hoarding my few sheets of it – lol! I have never tried this, but I have read that if you lightly sand the rubber on large stamps like the deer you will get better coverage. Worth a try?
Thank you, Elisha. I am going to try sanding it a bit. It is a beautiful image- hopefully, I can get it conditioned.
For solid images I stamp and count to 5 before I remove it, and for small areas a blender pen with a little ink works wonders and for a large area, I’ll very lightly use a sanding block across the image to smooth it. Hope one of those work for you.
Lovely card, that’s my favorite DSP and the red really pops! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts and I hope you join us again!
Thanks for the kind comment, Beth- and the good tips I will try in the future! Loved your card this week!
I LOVE this card, Cindy! Every little detail is perfect. The houndstooth and pearls are amazing!
Oh, Claire, you are so sweet! Thank you;)
beautiful with the houndstooth! congrats on being a PPA top pick!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Mary! Love the PPA challenges;)