Using the Neglected...

Grab a cup of coffee, tea or beverage of your choice and stay awhile!

It's Friday, so it's time to relax and get ready to get into weekend mode!
Sadly, this weekend will not be a relaxing one for us as a family.  We will be moving out of our seasonal campsite and bringing the camper back home. *Insert a tear and sniffle here*
  The summer was so much fun...heading out to the lake, boating, swimming, hiking and's just so sad that it has ended so quickly!
School has begun, cooler sweater weather and changing colors in the leaves have started and routine must once again set in.

Friday also bring a new challenge with us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.
Last week was a popular theme as I predicted and it was awesome to visit all of your blogs and see such beautiful creations.  

This week we are challenging you to...

"Use Only One Stamp"

I was excited about this one!
I've had a stash of Wild Rose Studio holiday rubber stamps that I've been neglecting and decided this was the perfect time to dig one out.  Their images are absolutely adorable.  
So I stamped, broke out the distress markers and decided to do some water coloring!

Allow me to share...

I love how this little deer turned out!  

I've mounted the image with 3D dots so that the card has some dimension and pops off the page.  The background paper is a gorgeous craft color and has white pine branches and pine cones with red berries.  Perfect for a woodland creature I thought! I've used a Spellbinders oval decorative shape to add color and interest behind the image trying to make sure that it didn't draw the eye away from the precious fawn.  To one corner I've added a single snowflake with a pearl centre and opposite that corner on the bottom I've added a snowflake flurry die cut.  I've added tiny pearls there as well to give the die cut more dimension and interest.  As I contemplated a sentiment I realized that I would have to get creative as I had already used my one stamp!  LOL
A Memory Box die of the simple word "Joy" seemed to fit the look on the reindeers face so I went with it!
As the last touch, I added some white embossing enamel to the image so that it appears to be snowing lightly.  
I think this card would be great to give to a loved one, a friend or even to enclose a gift card for a child.  (And just so you know...this is available in my Etsy store).

One quick note before I go...
We are being sponsored by Di's Stamps this week over at CSAYL.


 One lucky prize winner will be receiving a $12 gift certificate to spend in the shop!

Now it's your turn!  Dig out those neglected stamps and choose just one...will you accept our challenge?

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is just the sweetest deer! Great soft touches you have added! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Fabiola said...

quel amour de carte Tracey, elle est totalement adorable, biz

Heather said...

The die cut definitely fits the image. Love this little guy (girl??). Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Creations by Shirl said...

Precious deer image! Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Blue6366 said...

Beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at DoubleClick Connections.

~DT Barbara

Heather said...

Yeay, for you, pulling out neglected stamps! I'm so glad you did as this is SUPER cute! The coloring is fabulous and I really like the bit of red die cuts poking out behind the image panel. Just enough interest without being a distraction. (Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.)

Unknown said...

Everything about this is just lovely. From the papers to the stamping to the fitting the sentiment in is fantastic. I guess we are all moving on to fall and winter holidays. Thanks for playing along with us at DoubleClick Connections.

Georgiana said...

Perfect for the upcoming holidays. Thanks for joining our Animal Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
DoubleClick Skittles DT

Meighan Wheller said...

A lovely Christmas card Tracey. Such a sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Meighan DT

Pink Unicorn said...

What a pretty card and the colouring is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tracey!! Your reindeer is so cute. Your card is such a great Christmas card! Thanks your for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Unknown said...

hello Tracey,
love this raindeer card
thank you for joining with us @ CCAYR

Kiki Foe

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September and also for Completely Christmas - hope to see you again soon x

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