Monday, May 22, 2017

A Different Baby Card

We have a lot of deer here. And by a lot, I mean we've counted thirty-two at one time in our hay field!
Smiley from Millan.Net
That mob hung around for a while, but seems to have dispersed. Now we are seeing small bachelor groups of maybe four to six. This is the time of year the does are off birthing their fawns, and it's always so exciting to spot the first fawn of the year. (Heh heh, "spot" the first fawn.) The only trouble is, while we love watching them, they are are real problem when it comes to our young orchard and garden-to-be.

There is a chicken wire fence around everything but they could hop over it without any effort, so we're looking to "discourage" them with electric fencing. Maybe a little jolt will make the green things on the other side less enticing. Now if it would just work on the darn bugs! Geez, there are a lot of bugs here! As I'm writing this, I'm enjoying the flashes of lightning bugs outside my window. They aren't garden pests, luckily!

In the Meadow is one of the stamp sets that is retiring next week. In fact, I used all kinds of retiring products here, some of which are already sold out, unfortunately. But the stamp set is still available! I thought the mama and fawn would make a great, rather unusual, baby card.

Here's the "How To"
 Image: Shimmery White 2-1/2" x 4-1/8"
 Mat: Basic Black 2-5/8" x 4-1/4"
 Mat: Shimmery White 2-7/8" x 4-1/2"
 DSP: Mint Macaron 4" x 5-1/4" (from 2015-2017 In Colors DSP Stack - RETIRED)
 Card base: Mint Macaron 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4" (STILL AVAILABLE 20% off)
  1. Adhere DSP to card base.
  2. Stamp greeting in Basic Black at bottom of image panel.
  3. Stamp deer above greeting, and then on a sticky note to cut out a mask. Mask off the deer and stamp the trees.
  4. Using an Aqua Painter, add spots of Old Olive to the trees and grass, and a light Soft Suede wash to the deer.
  5. Adhere to black mat and then to Shimmery White mat.
  6. Clip ribbon to top with a mini paper clip.
  7. Attach image to card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
NOTE: The Mint Macaron Ribbon and DSP Stack is sold out, but the Mini Paper Clips are still available at 40% off.

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  1. Cindy, I absolutely love this card!! The deer are adorable...I love all of the paper layers..and how you used your "ribbon on a clip!" I so very much how you include directions, especially the measurements. Thank you, Cindy!!
    Love you!!

    1. You are so welcome, Susie! My my Stampin' Up! "mom" (the woman I signed up with) is a grandma again, and I'm sending this to her daughter. :-)

  2. Bambi is so sweet. It will be a delightful change of pace for a new mom. I will really miss Mint Macaron! It's one of my favorites!

    1. Thanks, Sherry! I'm going to miss it, too. :(


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