Sunday, 28 August 2016

Best Wishes Deer

This is something a bit different for you.  I have the pleasure of doing an Inspiration Post for Sheena's Ink-ttes facebook page this week, and I'm sharing it here with you as well.  I'm blogging this a little bit differently in that I'm showing step by step photo's as well as written instructions.  So let's get started.  I decided to make a quick and easy card  combining new and old Sheena products to shown how well they all work together.  For this card I have used a die, a stamp, a stencil, Aqua tints and Distress Inks.  I start by die cutting some Sheena stamping card with the Perfect Partners Christmas Deer die.

I then put a colour wash over another piece of card as a background, using several colours of Aquatints.  I used water to help blend the colours, I wanted an 'early morning' feel to the background.  

When the background was dry I placed the In the Forest stencil over it and applied Vintage Photo DI to create the effect of a forest.  I used a blending tool and sponge to apply the ink lightly through the stencil.  

I set the background aside so that I could work on the die cut card.  I used Vintage Sepia Versafine ink on the deer stamp from the Perfect Partners Wishes of the Season stamp set.  I then placed the deer die cut card over the stamp and pressed down, a small area at a time, onto the stamp.  This is the easiest and most effective way to get the stamped image onto the die cut card.  I then used Aquatint to colour the trees.  

Next I painted the stag with Aquatints, and edged it with Walnut Stain DI.  

I added the slightest hint of gold gilding wax to highlight the trees.  I attached the die cut card front to the background with dimensional glue, then matted the panel onto black card.

I took a white card blank (7"x 7") and edged it with Vintage Photo DI.  I then stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Notes stamp set at the bottom of the card using Versafine. 

Finally I layered the panel onto the base card.  I love the stag stamp and die, I think they can be used in various colour ways to suit a variety of occasions for male or female cards alike.  I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial  :)  


  1. Gorgeous love the colour combination for the background.

  2. This is a great tutorial. I could follow everything easily and the card you created is just beautiful as always.

    1. Aaah thank you so much Birgit, I'll try to remember to take more step by step photo's in future :) x

  3. Just gorgeous. Love the background colours xxx

  4. Just gorgeous. Love the background colours xxx