Dashing Deer

Today is the 13th day of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. The theme today is Fairy Tail Christmas, which is about creating a card to include some type of animal image. I didn’t have a current set with an animal image so I pulled out a retired favorite Dashing Deer. The deer is mounted on a rosette for a 3D card. Hope you’ll consider playing along with the challenge.

Card Recipe:
Itty Bitty Christmas (150513), Serene Snowflakes (115438)
Mossy Meadow (133676), Shimmery White (101910), Heartwarming Hugs DSP (153492)
Ink: Real Red (147084), Early Expresso (147114)
Detailed Deer Dies (147915), Layering Circles Dies (141705), Stitched Be Mine Dies (148527), Sponges (141337), Real Red Satin Ribbon (151155), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

4 thoughts on “Dashing Deer

  1. Hi, Dacia. Would you please let me know how you made the rosette? I have the deer die and would love to CASE your card using some of my DSPs. I would sincerely appreciate it. I saw this on Splitcoast and was glad there was a way to contact you about it. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and ideas with us.

    • Gail, for the rosette, cut a 1.25″ x 12″ piece of dsp and score it every .25″ on the 12″ side. Fold it back and forth like an accordion and attach the beginning to the end piece. While pressing in and lying flat attach a 1 3/8″ circle to the front and back to stabilize it. It can be used as an embellishment for a project or it would make a nice ornament after attaching a ribbon for hanging. Have fun casing.

      • Many thanks, Dacia! I truly appreciate you replying to my question with the directions. I can do that!! My demonstrator gifted me with about 50 of that deer in white as she just used the negative pieces. I’ve used up about 20 each of the last two years and really wanted a new look for the last 10+ for this year. I normally send about 60 cards and usually have 4-5 different designs each year that I make in multiples. I’ve used the others as accents to forested backgrounds and really wanted something different. Your card was just what I needed. Keep safe and Happy Fall! Gail ________________________________

      • New Idea! As I was reading your reply, you mentioned ornament—-I make a card for my “littles” (also known as grand- and great-nieces and nephews) as I don’t get to see them often, scattered as they are over the USA. Ten of them and 4 grandchildren, every month. The post office loves me—I usually average over 300 cards a year! I could make them cards with the deer/rosette and add longer ribbon so they could hang them over their bed posts or doorknobs of their bedrooms during the Christmas season. Thanks for the idea for that, too!! Gail


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