Platinum Stag

This is another card for a fusion Challenge. I love combining the photo and the sketch. Check out both at the bottom of this post. The colours and elements on my card come from the photo and I tried to keep to the sketch in arranging them.

Season Silhouettes by Tim Holtz with platinum embossing

I started by stamping the script from Viva Decor and the ivy leaves from Tim Holtz’s Seasons Silhouettes in evergreen bough Distress Ink. Then I ink blended over it in the same colur, going darker towadrs the edges by adding pine needles and gathered twigs inks over it.Then I added a final layer of evergreen bough. At this point I cut my panel, using a pieced rectangle die by Avery Elle.

The stag comes from the same stamp set by Tim Holtz. I stamped him in Versamark ink and heat embossed in Hero Arts Platinum Gold. I love the colour. It doesn’t seem asoverpowering as some other golds to me. To get mor dimension, I stamped and embossed him a second time over the first layer. This was a bit tricky, as theses are rubber stamps and you can’t see exactly where you are going. But I simply brushed off any powder sticking where I didn’t want it. That worked just fine for me.

Season Silhouettes by Tim Holtz with platinum embossing

To pick up on the gold baubles in the photo, I stamped circles in various sizes. I didn’t want to emboss these, to make sure the stag stayed the eye catcher. But I still wanted them shiny, so I went with Encore ultimate metallic pigment ink. This shows up great n the dark green, has shine and matches the colour champagne matches the embossing powder quite well. I also adhered clear sparkling sequins to achieve some of the brightness in the photo and to tie in the white of the rest of the card.

Season Silhouettes by Tim Holtz with platinum embossing

Season Silhouettes by Tim Holtz with platinum embossingKeeping with the circular elements I cut the bauble – actually a Sizlit tag –  from white cardstock and craft foam, then stamped a simple JOY sentiment and adhered it in the lower half of the card. The string I simply drew on in a white gel pen.

I cut a top folding card base from Kraft. On the front I stamped a woodgrain background before finally adhering my panel on it. Depending on how the light catches the stag and the sequins, the look of the card changes quite dramatically – love it!

I am entering this card in the following challenge:


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