Hi there, I have another Christmas card idea to share this week which was inspired by the recent repeats of the Monarch of the Glen TV series which immediately sprang to mind when I saw the stag stencils so I decided to showcase the single stencil image with my take on tartan fabric which is a bit more checked than tartan!
Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamp Set – Scribbly Christmas (for the sentiment)
Distress Inks – Crushed Olive, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy
Coloured Pencils – Spectrum Noir Essentials Set is great
Ranger Embossing Powder – Copper, Gold Tinsel
Scrap of Deep Green Cardstock
Large Acrylic Block (mine is 6x6)
I made the background paper by applying stripes of the green Distress inks to the acrylic block and then misting with water. I cut a piece of card to fit my card blank and pressed this on the inked block to pick up the colour.
I dried the ink off with a heat gun and then added coloured pencil lines to form a checked pattern. I drew the first lines with a ruler but added the rest freehand. I used shades of green, orange and blue. I distressed the edges and then glued the paper to the card blank.
I cut a panel of stamping card and used the stencil to add the stags head with the brown Distress ink and heat embossed the image with a mixture of the 2 embossing powders as I wanted a coppery colour but with some sparkle.
I trimmed the image to a panel and added it to a deep green mat. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of stamping paper with the fern ink and added this to the card with the stags head panel to finish.
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Have a great weekend and see you next week.