Sunday, December 30, 2012
Happy Sunday!! I hope you're relaxing and enjoying the final days of the year. Again, I am sharing one of the final Christmas cards I made this year. THIS card was a special one for my dad. He is a true deer hunter at heart and though he loves the sport, he has a HUGE back yard area where several deer stop by and play and yes, eat from the feeder and salt lick he has out for them. I guess even though he loves the hunt, he really enjoys watching them play and romp around as well. Plus, it's really cool to sit in his family room and watch them from the windows when we visit. :-)
My card was created using Christmas Deer from StampinUp. From hearing dad talk, it's the rack on the deer that is the "cream" and I thought this deer had a perfect one for the holiday.. of course, trimmed in ornaments!! Ha! My card base is Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and layered with a bit of Dark Chocolate. I added some DP from my stash and a bit more Fresh Asparagus before adding more DP. My image was stamped on White and I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo after distressing it a bit. I added my sentiment on more white and layered it with Cranberry Tart. A few self-adhesive copper nail heads finish it off. I add a bit of twine along the side for a bit more rustic look.
I decided to show you my inside since I don't always do that and I really liked how this one came out. I ALWAYS do the insides of my cards and since this was such a simple design I felt a need to stamp more. Hee
I used my White again on the inside and did more distressing with Tim Holtz Ink. I added some of the DP from the front to accent the bottom and a few of the larger copper nail heads. My sentiment and image is from Gina K's Merry Little Christmas Stamp TV Kit. I hope your holidays were special and you had just the right gift for everyone in your life. Sometimes my cards are the EASIEST way to give something that is fitting for that person. Trust me... my mom and dad are the worst to buy for. I guess as you get older there's not much you really want or need. Doesn't make for fun shopping that's for sure. Ha! But... I can say, I know everyone was pleased with the gifts they got this year.
Have a great Sunday... relax and give yourself plenty of time to absorb the past year and get ready for an even better 2013!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! *HUGS*