When you create a LOT of cards, it's always hard to pick a favorite. Typically I like each card for a particular reason - be it a color combination, the specific type of flower, the sassy sentiment or a new technique I enjoyed. But, when I created this deer card last weekend, it quickly became a favorite for ALL the reasons. I love the simplicity of it, yet it's still an interactive shaker card. I love the cabin-in-the-woods feel with a little pop of sparkle in the sequins. I love that it's a Christmas card, but when I thought about it even more, realized it would also make a serene sympathy card, a nice masculine birthday card, or, even a welcome baby card if you added hints of pink or blue.
This beautiful Color Layering Fawn is from Hero Arts and the detail in this stamp, as is all their layering sets, is amazing. You can see the fawn's spots and even it's eyelashes. Just look at that sweet little face, that is pure peace and contentment.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Gray Granite cardstock. The first 5 1/4" x 4" sheet of cardstock is Early Espresso cardstock. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut a 3" circle in the middle to create a shaker window. I stamped the sentiment "Silent Night" in Early Espresso ink on the bottom right of this piece of cardstock. I ran the sheet of cardstock through my Big Shot using the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder which gives a very subtle linen-like look to the paper. Behind the shaker hole I used a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square of Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow Christmas paper (gray snowflakes). I added iridiscent sequins to the shaker card and two Lawn Fawn birch tree Lawn Cuts made from Gray Granite Cardstock.
On a sheet of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock I stamped the first layer of the fawn in Crumb Cake ink. Using my Stamparatus, I lined up the second layer of the fawn and stamped it in Gray Granite ink. I then stamped the third, and last, layer of the fawn in Early Espresso ink. I adhered the fawn to the bottom of the shaker circle with Stampin' Dimensionals for added height.
Here is the Color Layering Fawn stamp set and die from Hero Arts:
I hope you have enjoyed today's card as much as I loved it. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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