Christmas Deer – Tutorial #266 and a Blog Candy Winner!


It is a chilly morning here in Ohio so I put together a little chilly scene for you.  🙂  But first I must announce the winner of the Patterned Pines Blog Candy.

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Dixie Cravens who wrote “Please enter me! I love this set! Thanks for being so willing to show everything you do. I am always inspired after looking at your work. What beautiful cards you make.”

Thank you to all who played along!

Now on with today’s tutorial .. . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Branch Out, Nature Silhouettes, Serene Snowflakes & A Christmas Cardinal
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Going Gray and Night of Navy
Ink: Stampin’ Up Going Gray, Basic Black, Night of Navy, Taken with Teal and White Craft
Accessories: Stampin’ Up White Ribbon, Silver Brads, Brayer, Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma Jig, 1 3/4″ circle Punch, Post it notes

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Rip a hill in a Post It Note and use it as a mask for the snow.  Stick it to a 4″ x 4.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Punch a 1 3/4″ circle from the sticky part of a Post it note to mask the Moon.


Brayer Going Gray ink at the top of the card stock.


Brayer Taken with Teal at the top of the card stock, not covering all of the Going Gray ink.


Brayer Night of Navy at the top of the card stock, not covering the Taken with Teal entirely.


Remove the masks and stamp the Deer from the Stampin’ Up set Nature Silhouettes with Basic Black ink.


Loaded the tree stamp from the Stampin’ Up Set Branch Out with Basic Black ink omitting the grassy part of the stamp.

Stamped it to the right of the deer.


Stamped the snowflakes from the Stampin’ UP set Branch Out with White Craft ink.


Sponged a bit of Going Gray under the deer to create a shadow in the snow.


Cut a 4 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Night of Navy for a background panel.   Stamped the large snowflake from the Stampin’ Up Set Serene Snowflakes with Basic Black ink all over the card stock.


Added a few small snowflakes from the same stamp set with White craft ink.


Assembled my layers and added white ribbon and silver brads to the bottom of the card.


Decided to add the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up set A Cardinal Christmas using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Going Gray ink.


Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


I just returned from teaching some fabulous stampers in Maine yesterday so I thought I would share just a few of the pictures I took at the shore. 🙂  It was pretty wet and cloudy my entire visit, but Maine is a site to see if you ever get a chance.

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May your day be dry and toasty warm!

Until my next post. . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!


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28 responses to “Christmas Deer – Tutorial #266 and a Blog Candy Winner!

  1. Beautiful pictures! Glad you had a good time with us in Maine! We certainly had a blast with you! Looking forward to taking another class with you again.

  2. The photos taken in Maine are lovely, good inspiration for future cards.
    Today’s card is one I think I could manage as I have the main two sets and lots of snowflake stamps, too! TFS as always. Have a wonderful week. hugs…

  3. Gidget-Trish

    This card is a real beauty! Thanks for sharing your pictures of Maine. I enjoy seeing the photos you take on your travels. 😀

  4. Such a beautiful card. TFS!

  5. WOW, too cool! Both your art work and photos.

  6. Great card today, I love it! Thanks for sharing your pictures. You have a good eye for photography as well.

  7. Nice! Congratulations to Dixie!

  8. Evelyn----Ks.stamper

    Great card Michelle. might try this for some of my Christmas cards. Love seeing your photos Thanks.

  9. The reindeer pic is stunning michelle. Upon opening the site…gasp! It is intense, vibrant, and both pops off the page yet lets one walk into the land it is standing on. I love it! xox samara

  10. Can hardly wait to give this one a try…it is beautiful! I don’t know how you come up with these, but don’t ever stop. Thanks so much for sharing your passion with us.

  11. I’m loving this tutorial – I have the stamp set & will definitely be trying it! Thanks for all your wonderful tutorials. Even if I don’t try them, I Oooo & ahh over every one! I appreciate your hard work!

  12. Wow, not only is your card awesome but so are your photos!!! I love this card, it is so beautiful and serene!

  13. Beautiful card as usual and beautiful pictures. I bet you could recreate some of those scenes with your brayer.

  14. This is just beautiful. Such a calm and tranquil atmosphere. Perfect for Christmas.

  15. Picture PERFECT!

  16. Congratulations Dixie!!! Lucky Dawg! Michelle you took some awesome photos of Main. I’ve always wanted to go and now I am sure I want to go. Beautiful! As is this Christmas card. It will match my family members perfectly. Thanks for showing me my “family” Christmas card for this year!!! Glad you’re home, I miss you when you’re gone!

  17. Absolutely stunning card! The snow falling in the sky is such a wonderful touch.

  18. Wow….you are soooo talented. This is beautiful. }}You ROCK{{ Thanks for sharing with us, Becky

  19. WOW- fabulous and gorgeous pictures from Maine.

    I am LOVING this card tutorial! I learned so much from you at the class, but I still like relatively simple and not too time-involved cards and this one combines your beautiful brayering with a card that is economical in time. PLUS- it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!


  20. Beautiful, beautiful card, Nimmy

  21. A beautiful scene

  22. Hollie Dennis

    Oh, I love it!!!!!! It is so pretty. Thanks for showing us.


  23. Michelle,

    I so enjoy your work each time. I am not able to get online as much these days or work on my card making. But each time i see your work it’s an inspiration. Thank you for offering free tutorials and blog candy when you can.. Great work.. I am sorry that the city I am interested in is ‘sold out’.. 🙁

    Thanks a lot..


  24. Great tutorial, as usual. Your photos blew me away – absolutely gorgeous!

  25. Wow! That’s such a beautiful card!

  26. This is my first time to your site. Beautiful work and great tutorial.
    thanks for sharing.

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