Sunday, 31 August 2014

White Christmas autumnal deer

This time of year is really busy on my birthday calendar, with one after another after another for a couple of weeks. I never seem to get ahead, even though I know it’s coming. 

Add to this the need to make a batch of thank you cards for my Virtual Hostess Club ladies, and trying to plan projects for my upcoming Christmas Workshop, and I’ve been pretty busy stamping lately!

These are the thank you cards I made, using stamps from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue. I love this little deer, which is part of the White Christmas stamp set, and the tiny leaves come from Holiday Home. I liked the idea of keeping it clean and simple, with the deer standing in some autumn leaves. 

Then I stepped it up for a birthday card for Kelly, whose birthday is today. She’s not going to have a great birthday as she’s nursing a particularly nasty leg injury but I’m afraid I didn’t have time to make a Get Well card, too! 

The "Celebrate" comes from the new Good Greetings hostess set – free to any hostess who holds a £200 party before the end of October! This is on top of any other hostess benefits, so get booking! 

A note on colouring:

Blender pens
For the VHC thank you cards, I used Black Stazon and coloured them with blender pens and Baked Brown Sugar ink. This was because I was waiting for my new Blendabilities to arrive. Also, I was waiting for my new Stazon Cleaner to arrive and have now discovered that it’s too late to clean the black ink from the photpolymer stamp. I’m not bothered – at least I can see it easily now! –but you might be, so clean them immediately if you can. 

For Kelly’s card, my Blendabilities had arrived, so I used those. I found the Crumb Cake pens much darker than anticipated but they do look nice and blend very well together. As I was using alcohol markers, I stamped the deer using Memento Tuexdo Black ink. 


  • When using a water-based colouring medium (such as our Stampin’ Write markers), you need a permanent ink such as Stazon. 
  • When using an alcohol-based colouring medium (such as Blendabilities), you need a water-based ink such as Memento.


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