Find Peace with a Winter Deer

Hello friends!  As I had mentioned in yesterday’s post, we are currently being hit with snow AND ice over my way…so I might as well embrace it, right?!   Although I’ve been trying to sneak in some Spring creations, I also enjoy creating Christmas/Winter cards throughout the year so that I can take my time and not be hurried during the rush of the Season at the end of the year which makes it more enjoyable…and peaceful! 🙂

I’m using a stamp set called Winter Deer which I’ve used on my card for today:


I started out with a piece of watercolor paper and used the Blue Blitz and Atlantis Burst Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create the background by spritzing it with water until I achieved the look I wanted and set aside to dry.

I cut this panel out with an oval die and using my cut-out deer for reference to see where I wanted to position the sentiment, I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set with White EP.  I used some Magic Speckle EP for a really cool background effect over the watercolor panel! (You can see it better in the photos below.)  I’ve used both Dimensional Glue as well as foam dots to attach the deer image and oval layers together.  I’ve used both white cardstock as well as some gold mirror cardstock for the layered panels.


Here’s a closer look at the Copic coloring I’ve done on the deer as well as the Magic Speckle EP effect on the background!  Since it’s a thicker type of powder, I didn’t attach it with anything.  I just added “piles” of it where I wanted and melted it from underneath, so it didn’t blow all over.  Loving how it has that “icy look” to it!

For the deer, I’ve used my Tim Holtz 5″ Mini Scissors to VERY carefully cut this image out and then used a black marker to go along the edges to hide my imperfections. For the snow over the branches, I’ve used a Nuvo Precision Glue Pen to go over it and then sprinkle some Sparkling Snow Glitter over it.  I also took the Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops and covered the “berries” with it.  I set this aside until dry to work on the rest of my card.


So for the glittery background panel behind the oval layers, I took a piece of white cardstock and attached it with a piece of the Adhesive Sheets and die cut it out with a scallop rectangle die.  I removed the release paper from it and burnished some of the same Sparkling Snow Glitter into this panel.  I attached it over another piece of gold mirror cardstock and then wrapped some organdy ribbon around it and attached a bow along the side.

In the center of the bow, I added a snowflake sequin and then put a dot of the Dimensional Glue in the center of it and then added some more of the Sparkling Snow Glitter.

These layers were attached to an A2 sized top folding white card base and then the oval layers were attached over the glitter panel next to the bow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and got inspired to keep ahead of making your Christmas cards this year!  Thank you so much for dropping in!  I really appreciate your kindness and support so much!!  (Reading your comments always brightens my day more than you know! HUGS)

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes
  2. Merry Little Christmas – (MLCCB7) Anything Christmas Goes
  3. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
  4. 4 Crafty Chicks – Lots of Layers
  5. Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies
  6. Allsorts – Winter Sparkle

28 thoughts on “Find Peace with a Winter Deer

  1. Absolutely stunning, what a piece of art. Was very intrigued with the awesome embossing powder, adds such a realistic look to the snow. Headed over to Sparkle N Sprinkle to check it out. Hoping spring is just around the corner. No more ice and snow please.


  2. The details are beyond fabulous, from the snow on the pine branches to the gorgeous sparkle of the frame and the watery, cold blue skies! Gorgeous creation!


  3. Vicki, Love 💕 your card and use of the deer! Thank you for featuring my stamp design in your blog and challenges. Hugs, Jan

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. So very gorgeous! I love how you created the blue background, it’s very cool! And that is one beautiful deer. Thanks for playing with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week!


  5. What a fabulous set and what a gorgeous and beautiful card. You sure made good use of staying in with the snow and ice and love the texture and design of your glorious card x.


  6. WOW! What a stunning card, Vicki! The deer and greenery are awesome as is your beautiful coloring! I love the magical effects of the embossing powder; it looks fantastic. You did a great job on creating the white glittery panel. I keep staring at the beauty of this marvelous card! I love it! You are so talented, my friend! Hugs!

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  7. WOW Vicki, what a stunning card! That deer is so beautiful and I love the icy looking background, the embossing powder looks awesome!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. A really beautifully created seasonal creation for our ‘Winter Sparkle’ theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x


  9. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers with Dies.
    Berni DT
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  10. We got hit again yesterday with snow (expected accumulation 1-2″, got 6″ with ice between layers). I’m pretty much ready for springtime! Love this beautiful card, dear friend! Thanks for sharing!!!


  11. This is really lovely, Vicki. The deer has been expertly cut to fit with oval frame, the image is so detailed, your coloring looks perfect and I love the glitter and shimmer


  12. Wow, this is a fabulous Christmas card! What a lovely, peaceful image! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

    love Mags B x


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