Snowy Winter Deer Scene

Good Sunday morning. When I make my holiday cards I have a few favorite themes that I repeat every year.  I simply adore making scenes with deer.  Sometimes the scenes are full of color with green foliage backgrounds and deer peeking out from behind tree branches.  Sometimes all white images against an all white background with only touches of red and green.  Today I created colorful deer with red birds against an all white background.  I recreate these kind of deer scenes year after year because they make me so happy.  I love making them so much.  Today’s project was made using the Impression Obsession Square Tree Window, Deer Trio, Cardinals, Fir Sprigs and Wreath Builder.

KC Impression Obsession Square Tree Window 2 right

I started by attaching the tree frame to the card using mounting tape.  I hand cut a ground snow piece and attached it to the frame with mounting tape.  The deer were cut using white cardstock and colored using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink and mini applicators.  I attached a tiny holly leaves and tiny red berries on the neck of the fawn and applied tiny white spots with a white gel pen. The cardinals were cut with red and lightly touched with a black Copic marker on the beaks. 

KC Impression Obsession Square Tree Window 2 left

The deer and cardinals were attached to the scene with mounting tape. The fir sprigs were tucked in behind the ground snow and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by adding a tiny touch of red stickles to the berries on the fawn’s neck but it doesn’t show well in the photos.

I did a file search for all the holiday deer cards I have made in the past and I posted several of my favorites.   I had lots of fun looking back.  I hope you don’t mind me sharing.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 4 left

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 3 right

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 6 left

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 4 right

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 1 left

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 9 right

 

KC Memory Box Grand Stag Oval Frame 1 left

KC Impression Obsession Door window 3 full deer

 

KC Impression Obsession Small Deer 4 right

KC Memory Box Leaping Deer 4 left

 

KC Impression Obsession Deer and Doe 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.  Today’s card size is: 5” square.


Tags, Tags and More Tags

Good Saturday morning.  I almost let the holiday season get by me without making my fun Christmas tags.  The tags were all made with the largest die in the Impression Obsession Christmas Tags set. I wanted to have as much space as possible to build my little mini scenes.  I browsed through all my Impression Obsession Christmas sets looking for images sized well to work on such a tiny base.  I always try to keep an open mind when looking for images.  For example the deer and birch trees were cut out of the round Deer Snowglobe die.  The circle was cut away, three trees and deer were cut apart.  The trees on the snowman tag were cut out from the Sleigh Scene.  The were the perfect size to fill space behind the snowman.  Well….anyway I just thought I would encourage you to see how many ways you can use the products you already have. 

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 4 Group

The deer tag was made using the Impression Obsession Christmas Tags, Deer Snowglobe set, Snowfall and Fir Sprigs with little 1/16” punched circles for embellishment.   I cut the Merry Christmas tag out in white and the bottom portion again in red.  I also cut a tag out of the Snowfall to create a falling snow background for the tag.  I cut one additional white tag that I used  my deckle scissors to cut the three ground snow sections for the tags.  Have I told you how much I love deckle scissors??? I attached the snowfall piece over the white tag background with glossy accents and then attached the Sentiment portion of the red tag to the bottom using double stick tape.   I used Pumice Stone  ink and a mini applicator to lightly color the birch trees from the Snowglobe.  I attached the trees to the base of the tag using rolled up glue dots.  I thought I added enough color to the trees but they doesn’t really show well in the photos.  The trees also cover up the snowfall background.  Oh well…win some lose some!  I colored the deer using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator.  I love that he is a scaled down version of the largest deer from the Impression Obsession Deer Trio.  I attached the ground snow to the bottom of the scene with a piece of mounting tape.  I attached the deer to the tag base with mounting tape.  I finished by tucking several pieces of fir sprigs with tiny red berries in behind the ground snow and attached with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 4 Deer

This house tag was made using the Impression Obsession Christmas Tags, Town Builder set, SnowfallPeace Frame, Wreath Builder, Fir Sprigs and Sun and Moon. I love this little blue Christmas house with the gold sparkly windows.  I almost wish now that I had put the gold star in the sky to draw the eye up instead of on the tree.   I attached the ground snow section to the bottom of the scene layer with mounting tape.  I cut the house out in blue and again in white.  I hand cut the roof section off the white house and attached to the roof of the blue house with glossy accents. I cut a small piece of yellow cardstock and applied yellow stickles to create sparkle, allowed it to dry and attached to the back of the house using glossy accents.  I attached tiny holly leaves and red 1/16” berries to the roof with glossy accents .  I attached the tiny gold star to the top of the tree with glossy accents. The house and tree  were attached in behind the ground snow using mounting tape.  I finished by tucking tiny fir sprigs with red berries in behind the ground snow to add one more element of red to the scene.  I would love to spend a week in the sweet snowy setting.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 4 house

The snowman tag was made using the Impression Obsession Christmas Tags, Christmas IconsSleigh Scene, Wreath Builder and  Snowfall.  I once again attached the Snowfall layer to the tag base with glossy accents.  I attached the red sentiment to the back of the tag using double stick tape. The ground snow was attached using mounting tape.  The carrot nose was hand cut and attached with glossy accents. I attached premade tiny black dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the snowman eyes and body with glossy accents.  I have a small craft sheet that I filled with several colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops to have on hand.  The product takes a little while to dry and I am never great at applying them directly on my project.  LOL!  I’m always afraid I’m going to mess up. The tiny pearl shaped premade drops are perfect, slide right off the craft sheet with the touch of my paper piercer and are easy to apply when needed.  I hand cut a little black top hat and decorated it with with holly and tiny red berries.  I colored the snowman arms with a brown copic marker.  I cut a thin piece of colorful ribbon to use as a scarf and attached to the snowman using glue dots.  The trees were tucked in behind the ground snow and attached with mounting tape.  The snowman was attached in place with mounting tape.   I love making snowman projects for holiday cards and tags.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 4 snowman

I love, love, love making Christmas tags each year.  I thought I would share several batches of ones made in years past.  You can never have enough tags.  LOL!

KC Tags Grouping

KC Tags 2

KC Tags 6

KC Tags Group 2

tags

KC Tags 1

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Tags 2 group

KC Savvy Woodland MEadow Tags 5 group 2

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Shaped Tags 1 group

KC Tags 6

KC Tags 1

KC Savvy Woodland Meadow Tags 1

KC Christmas Tags

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed my new tag projects as well as ones from years past.  Have a great day.

Tag size:  3.00” x 1.50”


Warm Wishes Winter Scene

Good Friday morning.  I have had the Avery Elle Warm Wishes Stamp Set and Warm Wishes Die Set for quite a while and have just gotten around to playing with them.  The scene layer was made using the Penny Black Antique Frame set. I added a star embellishment to one of my trees using the Impression Obsession Sun and Moon set and a couple holly leaves using the Impression Obsession Wreath Builder.

KC Avery Elle Warm Wishes 1 right

I used Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper for the trees and house images. I secured the paper and stamps in my MISTI  and stamped.  I used a brush to pull the color out of the image lines and added color by watercoloring with a mix of reinkers and water.  I cut the trees out using the die set but hand cut the house out. I painted the roof of the house white with white gesso.  I sponged in the blue background on the frame layer and then applied falling snow in the sky area and on the trees and house using a white gel pen. 

KC Avery Elle Warm Wishes 1 center

I attached the white frame layer to the green layer using ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the framed layer and attached to the card base.  I cut the bottom portion of a second frame layer and then cut across using my deckle scissors to form the white ground snow.  I attached it in place with strips of mounting tape.  The house and trees were tucked in behind the snow layer and attached with glossy accents.  I added a few holly leaves and 1/16” red berries to the ground area and to the front of the house.  The red berries  really don’t show well in the pictures but they add a little extra touch of color to all the green and brown. I finished by adding the gold star on the tallest tree in the scene.

KC Avery Elle Warm Wishes 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession “Last Minute Holiday Cards” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Last Minute Holiday Cards” design team challenge.  We all experience the occasion each year where we need to have a few extra holiday cards on hand for “just in case”.  I made my fast easy card today using the Impression Obsession Stocking Stuffer Stamp Set and Stocking Stuffers Die Set paired with a sprig of holly from the  Wreath Builder set.

KC Impression Obsession Stocking Stuffers 1 right

I cut the stocking die once with red cardstock and then again using a sweet piece of designer paper from the Crate Paper Falala paper pad.  I hand cut the top of the red stocking and toes using my scissors and attached them to the decorative stocking with glossy accents.  I added a sprig of holly and a few little white berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops Glossy White.  I attached the small bow loop for a hanger using glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Stocking Stuffers 1 center

I placed the white cardstock and stamp in my MISTI, applied black versafine and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. The white sentiment strip is 3/4” deep and the red layer is 1” deep.  I attached the white layer to the red using ATG adhesive and then attached them to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  The stocking was attached to the card base using mounting tape and glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Stocking Stuffers 1 left

 

This is about as fast and easy as it gets and making a few to have on hand was a breeze.  Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Chris Dayton

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist in The CLASSroom

Good Wednesday morning.  Have you been checking out the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist in the CLASSroom? This is my 6th year to take part in this special holiday event and I look forward to it every year.   I would like to invite you to join me and Obsession Obsession design teammate Daniela Dobson in The CLASSroom to see what we came up with.

Tag and Bow

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.