CIC 467 | Christmas Deer | Woodland Creatures | STAMPlorations

It’s Monday which means it’s time for a new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! This fortnight’s challenge is Woodland Creatures, so grab your foxes, hedgehogs, deer, rabbits, or whatever other woodland critter stamps, dies, papers etc. that you have. For this challenge we are being sponsored by the lovely STAMPlorations, and the lucky winner of the challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend in their store. It’s definitely worth playing along for a chance at that fantastic prize! Maybe if you win you’d like to pick up this adorably appropriate Woodland Friends stamp set.

For my project I decided to use deer as my woodland creatures, and make a monochromatic Christmas card using the Yuletide Deer stamp set from STAMPlorations. (Here’s a blog post and video in which I made three cards with this one stamp set.) I started by stamping the front facing, chevron design deer three times onto a snippet of white card stock using Hero Arts Caramel ink. I double-stamped each one to ensure I got a nice, clear coverage. I then carefully fussy cut each one out and set them to one side.

Next I worked on my woodgrain background strip to go behind the deer. I started with a snippet of kraft card stock, then laid the woodgrain portion of the Hard Textures stencil by The Crafters’ Workshop over the panel. I blended Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink through the stencil to create a subtle, tone-one-tone look to give the impression of real wood.

I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue to adhere the woodgrain strip onto my white card base, using a t-square ruler to ensure that the strip was straight. I then used the same glue to adhere the fussy cut deer into place. I first adhered the central one, using the lines on my craft mat to help me line it up centrally, then added the other two into place either side of it. I made sure not to have glue behind the areas that overhang the wood strip.

The final touch was to add the sentiment. I chose one of the ones from the same Yuletide Deer stamp set and stamped it into the bottom right hand corner of my card, again using the Hero Arts Caramel ink to do my stamping, which helped to tie it in with the other elements of the card.

I’m really pleased with how this card came together. It’s one of those designs that came into my head fully formed and the end result is pretty much exactly what I imagined. I admit I would have liked to go cute with the woodland animal theme, but I wanted to use sponsor products on my card, and this was the only stamp set I had that was suitable. I do like the elegant design though, and I think it makes for a fun Christmas card. Of course it could easily be a card for another occasion just by changing up the sentiment. The monochrome browns definitely make it very suitable for being a masculine card, too. Head over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge page to see what the rest of the team made (or find them via the links below), and to link up your own project for your chance to win the prize. I can’t want to see what you make!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – Woodland Creatures

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

Double Trouble Challenge – Wood and Optional: Woodland Critter

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

MFT Sketch Challenge – Sketch (I flipped it to landscape and also shifted the sentiment)

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)







22 thoughts on “CIC 467 | Christmas Deer | Woodland Creatures | STAMPlorations

  1. Beautiful CAS Christmas card, Charlotte ! Love the monochromatic colour of this card and your design is fabulous. Great video too with the other three cards. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More. x

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  2. Awesome masculine card! I love the wood behind your deer heads! Thanks for linking up to the “Anything goes” challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

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  3. Great interpretation of the sketch challenge and love that you made it into a Christmas card and preparing for your 2019 Christmas List. Love the chevron reindeer against the wood strip and glad you that you used Trouble Maker’s challenge “something wooden” for your woodland critter project and would love you to share you DT card with us. Thanks for your support to partnering with us at Double Trouble and hope that you will join us for future fun challenges.

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  4. Hi Charlotte, a fun card for your Christmas stash, love the masculine style. Thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends… good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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