Friday 16 December 2016

Meet the Dapper Deer!

Hello Everyone and Welcome
Not long now  - just 9 sleeps to go to ......! Are all you ready?
 I thought I was and then realised I'd overestimated the time I had left and am now running around frantically trying to catch up as the clock ticks forever nearer to the big day.
Today though I'm  taking time out to share with you one of the Christmas cards I have made using some of Tim Holtz fabulous products- stamps, dies, embossing folders, distress inks and paints, industrous stickers, metallic card stock, watercolour card stock and ideology .
 Let me introduce to the The Dapper Deer all dressed to impress!  

The background is heat embossed onto black card stock using Tim Holtz Holiday words stamp and clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz BIgz dapper die dressed the deer. 
(Run the die through the Big shot to just above the lapels so as not to die cut the moustache or top hat)
Embossed silver mirrorboard using an embossing folder from Tim Holtz knit set and Tim Holtz painted industrial technique created a panel to use for the dickie bow, lapels, collar tips and buttons 

The deer head (Tim Holtz Scribble woodland stamp set ) is stamped in Black archival onto watercolour card stock ( smooth side) ,and subtly painted using hickory smoke distress paint as a watercolour.  The antlers are heat embossed using silver embossing folder
and  given a touch of  black soot distress paint. 
Industrious stickers( borders and frames) embellished the edges of the background, once matted and layered using Tim Holtz silver metallic card stock and white card stock
 With a few pieces of Christmas related ideology,  hex nuts topped with festive red gems for buttons and some splatters of snow (Picket fence  distress paint)  and Dapper Deer is ready to celebrate Christmas in style!  
Thank you so much for taking  the time to stop by . I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
I'll be back at some point in the coming weeks to share a few more of the Christmas cards I have made this year so look forward to seeing you again soon . 
Until then have fun, be good and keep believing!!!


  1. Brilliantly conceived and executed, love the imaginative use of stamps and dies, great one Amanda xxx

  2. He is such a fine deer indeed! What a clever and amazing concept - love the black! Christmas hugs, Autumn

  3. Gorgeous background, fabulous embossing, my favourite deer - what's not to love about this gorgeous tag!? I love it Amanda - so clever too. Apologies for my lateness, have been away for a few days visiting my son in Kent... will be in touch soon. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. PINNED this mix mash beauty! I LOVE this...the deer meets gentlemanly ways is fantastic and super FUN!

  5. Wow! Amanda, you have out done yourself in creativeness and artistic execution with this fabulous card! I love how you've used every single product--so clever! I especially love the holiday knits on the mirrored surface! Now the holiday words is new to me--got to go check that out! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this and is my new favorite of yours! Pinned! Have a very Merry Christmas, and I hope you don't wear yourself out getting everything done! Hugs!

    PS Thank you for all your comments and support this year!

  6. The Dapper Deer? Incredible concept. Wonderful card.


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