Check out one of my designs for beautiful handmade winter cards with deer for that enchanted look.
Throughout the years I have made many handmade winter cards with deer. I love their elegant look and with the dies from Rubbernecker, I can easily and quickly create one or more of these beautiful creatures for my cards. This year I get to take them up a notch with a couple of the designs in Rubbernecker’s new Country Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad. There are two different deer patterns in this pack and there are several others against which these deer would look spectacular so you can make quite a few cards with this design.
I really love these Paper Pads’ ability to let me make a stack of cards, each just a little different, using the same basic design. For this card I also used Deer Family, Half Tree, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1, Tiny Flower Buds and I’m also adding the Deer Family #2 set here. Either set would work for this simple card and I really feel it brings the wintry vibes.
Card Base, Tree and Snow Layer
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base, Half Tree and Deckle Hills snow layer.
- Cut a vertical 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of the deer designer paper from the Country Christmas paper pad.
- Attach the designer paper to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Use double stick tape to attach the snow layer to the card base.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree trunk and tiny pop dots to a few spots on the branches, tuck it behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.
Deer and Embellishments
- Use white cardstock to cut the Deer Family deer. ,
- Apply Mocha ink to the whole deer body using a mini applicator. Pro Tip: I apply a light shade of ink over the body to add moisture that will allow the darker shade of ink to blend in more easily.
- Apply darker shades of Pecan ink to the antlers, ears and feet using a mini applicator and then blend the the ink over the whole body. Pro Tip: I wanted the deer to be dark like the deer in the background.
- Use white cardstock to cut the Greenery and Tiny Flower Buds and green cardstock to cut another greenery section.
- Attach a few sprigs of green and white greenery to the neck of the deer using glossy accents.
- Place the tiny flowers face up on the molding pad and form them by pushing down in the center of each using a tiny tipped stylus.
- Attach the tiny flowers to the greenery arrangement using glossy accents. Note: I loved that the deer in the background had greenery and pinecone arrangements so I mimicked them a little with my flowers and greenery.
- Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the deer and attach it to the card base.
- Finish by tucking a few greenery branches in behind the snow layer and attach them using glossy accents.
I love making winter deer scene cards during the holidays. They are especially perfect masculine cards for those guys on my holiday list. Here are a few of my favorite handmade winter cards with deer that I have created over the last few years. Click on the pictures is you would like to see the original posts.
Here are the items from Rubbernecker that I used on this card:
If you have been itching to make your own handmade winter cards with deer of all sizes, then this design is for you! Mix and match the deer and the patterns and you’ve got endless creative opportunities!