Today's card was made for my Father-In-Law using sketch #497 @ Mojo Monday and will be entered @ Watercooler Wednesday for "Judy's Masculine: Anything Goes", @ Ooh-la-la Creations for "Something beginning with B" and @ My Creative Scoop for "Color Inspiration Monday #22".
Unfortunately, my memory is not serving me well in remembering where I got this deer stamp -maybe because it was over 10 years ago, lol. I don't use it often because of it's large size but when I decided to make 5 x 7 (A7) size cards for Father's Day this year, I knew it would be just perfect! The card base was made from side folded kraft cardstock and all the stamping was done in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
I trimmed the striped patterned paper to fit according to the sketch and ran a piece of vellum thru my Amaze Machine using the forest trees embossing folder from We R Memory Keeper's for some subtle backgound texture. After adhering those layers to the card front using my ATG gun, I splattered the whole front with my FSJ Silver Silk.
I love, love, love using my Stamp Perfect tool to get a nice dark, crisp image with repeat stamping and I inked the Buck up at least 2 times to really get the image to pop off the kraft cardstock. Using google to photo reference, I then colored the white parts with a chalk pencil and for the rest of the image I used Prismacolor pencils.
I then used a Prismacolor Blending Marker on the main body of the deer to enhance and smooth out the color, but I still love the way the texture of the kraft shows through a bit!
I mounted the deer portrait to the card front using foam pop dots.
Using the scraps of patterned paper to accent the inside, I kept it sweet and simple with 2 retired sentiments from TAC and a row of pine trees.
This card is now all ready for my hubby to sign and give to his dad in a few weeks! Until next time~