Good Saturday morning. Cards for men are a little challenging for lots of us but I find you can’t go wrong with a few deer and in a forest setting. My project today is a masculine nature scene made using the Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Cutting Plate paired with the Impression Obsession Deer Trio, Grass Border, Leafy Branch, Small Bird Set and Fir Tree stamp .
The birch trees die creates the perfect background for a nature scene. I stamped a few fir trees on the card base to add depth and interest behind the birch. I cut the birch out of white cardstock and added touches of color and definition using pumice stone and vintage photo ink and a mini applicator. I created a double matted frame and attached it to the trees die using mounting tape. I added another layer of mounting tape to the back of the trees and frame and attached it to the card base. I wanted there to be layers of dimension between the frame as well as between the trees and the base.
I cut a grass border and attached to the frame and then covered it with a hand cut deckle ground base. I cut the deer, sponged color on them with vintage photo ink and a mini applicator. I inserted the deer into the scene attaching with double layers of mounting tape. I wanted them to appear as if they are standing out in front of the trees and adding another level of dimension. I tucked a few pieces of the leafy branch around in the scene to make it look more like a forest and finished by adding a few red birds and tiny red flowers.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”