Christmas Deer with Rooted in Nature

For my final project focusing on the Nature’s Poem Suite I’m going all Christmassy and mixing in the Stitched Seasons Framelits and a brand new stamp set launching on September 5th Dashing Deer which is gorgeous and reminds me of a single deer stamp we had a few years ago.

I used the frames in the Stitched Seasons Framelits to create the window in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper and the red frame. I love the stitched detailing which is added around both edges of the frame by using the two largest dies together,

A couple of the fir trees from Rooted in Nature stamped in Shaded Spruce and some gold embossed deer create the main image for my card.

Christmas Deers with Rooted in Nature flat

To finish the card I stamped a greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Shaded Spruce and die cut it with a frame from the Petal & More Thinlits Dies.

I think the fir trees make the perfect background for these gorgeous deer and I can see myself using this combination for many Christmas cards.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my exploration of the Nature’s Poem Suite and I hope I’ve given you some different ways of using the Rooted in Nature bundle. It is a considered purchase but I think its worth every penny as its so versatile.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Seasonal Shapes Birthday Card

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you will know that I love Stampin’ Up! dies and use them on pretty much every card I make. So today I decided to challenge myself to make a card which was made purely from dies, no stamping at all. I’ve focused on the Stitched Seasons dies again as I just  love the frames you can make from them.

As a back ground to my card a did a bit of matting and layering which a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP stack, despite my love of florals I’m not a huge fan of these papers as they are a bit busy for my taste but I think they work okay here as a background.

The three patterned paper pieces measured 9.5cm x 4cm ( 3 11/16″ x 1 7/16″) and the matt in Melon Mambo measure 10cm x 4.5m ( 3 7/8 x 1 6/8″).

seasonal shapes dies card flat

For my greeting I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die which I adhered to my project using multipurpose adhesive sheets as this die is quite delicate and the adhesive turns it into a sticker, making it much easy to position. The flowers were made from two diecuts in Shaded Spruce and two in Petal Pink. With the pink ones I just chopped off the leaves and stuck them onto the Shaded spruce leaves. To finish the card I added some Petal Pink pearls from the Artisan Pearls to the centres of the flowers to cover over the small hole in their centres.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, I now think I need to challenge myself to make a card not using any dies, which I think will be much harder.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x