I am on Day 10 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’
Up!® Peaceful Deer Christmas Card. Each day of this challenge my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the fabulous products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!
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And now for the Peaceful Deer Christmas card:
Oh deer! Look at this card with the Layering Diorama and the adorable deer (and bunny). This card is so much fun to create! Let me show you how to make one for yourself. I will go step-by-step.
- Garden Green Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
- Garden Green CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches
- Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches (inside), 3 x 4 1/2 inches (deer) and 2 x 3 inches (sentiment).
- Painted Christmas 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches.
- Pattern Party 12 x 12 inch DSP: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch of the white with black dot design (not shown).
Start by stamping the “Merry Christmas” in Real Red Ink on the 4 x
5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Using Memento Ink, stamp the lying down deer on the lower right-hand corner. Now stamp the leaping and the standing deer, the lying deer (not shown) and the bunny onto the 3 x
4 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Note: I forgot to stamp the lying deer at this time and had to do it later.
In Garden Green Ink stamp a tall tree and the small trio of trees. Fussy cut the trees.
Finish with the stamping by using the Real Red Ink to stamp the sentiment “Sending love & peace This Season” onto the 2 x 3 inch Basic White CS. I used a label die from the Potted Succulents Die set to cut the sentiment out.
Coloring the Animals
The Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers are great for these animals. The deer are colored in Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, and Ivory. The bunny is colored in the Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Petal Pink. Don’t forget to color the lying down deer on the inside panel. Fussy cut the leaping and standing deer, lying down deer(not shown) and bunny for the front of the card. Do not cut the inside panel that has the lying down deer on it!
Creating the Diorama
The Layering Diorama Dies are pictured on the left. Use the 2nd and 4th one from the center. Use the larger one to cut the Painted Christmas DSP. Center the die then move it up to about 1/4 inch from the top. Use Sticky Tape to hold it in place. Cut with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Lay the DSP with the hole in it over the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Garden Green CS.
Place the smaller Layering Diorama Die in the center and use sticky tape to keep in place. Run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Now you have 2 layers.
Place the Garden Green CS with the hole in it over the front of the Garden Green CS card base. Trace the hole with a pencil.
Adhere the Pattern Party DSP to cover the tracing.
Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Garden Green CS with the hole in it. Adhere to the card front over the Pattern Party DSP.
Similarly, place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Painted Christmas DSP. Adhere over the top of the Garden Green CS. Now you have your layered diorama! Tip: Avoid placing dimensionals right up to the edge of the hole because you will need room to insert the trees and deer.
Adding the Animals
Insert the larger tree first. I placed one Stampin’ Dimensional toward the top to lift the tree out a bit. Next add the standing deer. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on all the animals. Add the leaping deer and the trio of trees. (Here is when I realized I did not have the lying deer! Lol!). Add the lying deer and the bunny.
Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment. Add some Bling! (Rhinestone Basic Jewels) to make stars in the sky. Tie a bow with the Real Red 3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon and adhere with Mini Glue Dots. Adhere the inside panel with the Merry Christmas sentiment on it to the inside of the Garden Green CS card base.
Voila! That wasn’t too bad. Looks more complicated than it really is. What a fabulous Christmas card to send to an animal lover! Or anyone who likes the outdoors.
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Have a wonderful rest of the day!