Peaceful Prancing Deer make it easy to create quick Christmas cards! Today we’re focusing on three ways to use the Peaceful Deer Bundle and a few other supplies. Check your stash and see if you have some pretty paper, a punch, maybe a die, and vellum or foil to use for these easy layouts.
Stamp on Background Paper
Firstly, choose a card base and background paper to go with the punch or die you’ve chosen. This sample shows a Sahara Sand base, with Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.
Secondly, stamp the trees from Peaceful Deer, or your chosen stamp set, right on the background paper. Use an ink color that coordinates with your background, in this case Garden Green.
Next, stamp a sentiment in Real Red ink on Basic White cardstock. After that, choose a die cut like this shape from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to accent the greeting. Pop it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally, use the Deer Builder Punch to punch one of the plaid deer from the Peaceful Prints paper. Add it next to the sentiment with dimensionals to finish this quick Christmas card. Alternatively, stamp and punch the deer from another pretty coordinating paper!
Create Your Own Background for the Peaceful Prancing Deer
For the next card, begin with a standard green card base. Then create a background layer with stamps or stencils on Basic White cardstock. Continue by layering vellum over the background paper.
In addition, stamp a Peaceful Deer greeting in green ink on Basic White paper. Enhance your sentiment by cutting it with the Stitched Rectangle Dies for extra detail.
Alternatively, cutting a rectangle with your paper trimmer works also. Adhere the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add a little depth, without adding a lot of bulk.
To finish off, stamp the Peaceful Deer image in Soft Suede Ink on Basic White Paper. Next punch it out with the Deer Builder Punch. Finally, adhere the top of the deer to the raised greeting with your favorite adhesive. The prancing deer’s feet will float over your pretty design!
Add a Foil Backdrop for Your Pretty Paper
For the third card layout, use a foil square behind your pretty paper to make the whole card shine! A 3-3/4″ square of Red Foil, along with a 3-1/2″ square of Designer Series Paper creates the background for this prancing deer. If you need foil sheets, the Red & Green Foil in the Last Chance Products Sale is still available this morning.
Begin with a Very Vanilla card base. Choose your background paper, such as this striped Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla pattern. Adhere the paper in the center of the foil layer. After that, adhere the foil layer to the card base.
Create the deer image from Peaceful Deer with Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cardstock to coordinate with the background. Using the Deer Builder Punch to cut the image out leaves a vanilla border around the stamped image, which helps the deer stand out from the backdrop. Adhere the deer with Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the head and body.
Stamp and adhere a sentiment to complete the design. I love the Merry Christmas from the (now retired) Merry Christmas to All stamp set! Oh, and don’t forget a few embellishments – lol!
In summary, we’ve showcased three ways to use the Peaceful Deer Bundle:
- By stamping on Designer Series Paper
- Through creating your own background
- By layering Designer Series Paper on a foil background
In addition, we’ve shown the plaid deer image punched from Designer Series Paper, as well as the stamped deer outline and patterned images from the bundle. Whether you choose to recreate one of these designs, or come up with your own, I hope you are inspired to make a card today!
Peaceful Prancing Deer Bundle – Last Chance This Year
The Peaceful Deer Bundle is available in the Last Chance Products Sale, going on now. You can purchase it today, while supply lasts. But if you miss out, due to popular demand, the stamp set and dies will be carrying over to a new catalog! However, they will not be bundled at a 10% savings.
You’ll find even more ideas for the Peaceful Deer Bundle here. With this bundle, you can get a head start on Christmas cards for next year. The deer, bunny and tree images are also perfect for birthday cards throughout the year!
Stamp away & enjoy your day!