This is basically a CASE of notimetostamp's gorgeous Noble Deer card where she CASED the layout from Chantel: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...27625&cat=3476 And I loved how Bridgette shaded around the deer on her recent cards. Thanks, ladies! I've also been wanting to do a card with the colors from Color Challenge 73, and this is the first time I've used the twill tape - the twill tab idea is from 11Valerie11.
I love making faux suede paper with liquid applique. This was done using a piece of lightweight brown paper bag, crumpling it up a couple of times, loading up the brayer with brown liquid applique on wax paper first, and then brayering the brown paper until it's thinly covered. (NOTE - wash your brayer off immediately!) It's kind of a dark brown at this point, but when you hit it with your heat gun it turns a nice creamy caramel color and has a wonderful soft suede texture. It can be stamped with permanent ink. I used Creamy Caramel craft to stamp the Pine Needles & Cones background, but it's very subtle and hard to see in the scan. Perhaps Stazon Saddle Brown would produce a crisper image. The deer layer is on dimensionals.
This is for my brother's birthday, who is an avid hunter. The card is 5.25 inches square.
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 GMT Views: 6841
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34738
Tue, Aug 22, 2006 @ 4:12 PM
OH W0W -- this is so beautiful - and I feel so honored!!! Honestly, I do!!! You sure kicked it up a few levels!!! I love the faux suede you did -- I'll have to keep that in mind -- your deer is gorgeous, I love how you colored him, and I LOVE the addition of the twill. WONDERFUL CARD!!!