Winter Meadow Christmas Deer PP668

by Joanne James26. November 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I had the idea that the central panel would be a great way to showcase one of the Winter Meadow designer series paper designs - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

One of the designs in the Winter Meadow designer series paper pack has a deer pattern that can be split into 6 and used as card fronts. I took the one that had the deer on the right hand side of the panel and cut it down to fit my central rectangle. I added a background panel of Moody Mauve and scored in the diagonal lines (these are quite difficult to see in the photos I'm afraid, but add a lovely subtle detail in real life) and fussy cut a couple of berry stems from another of the sheets in the paper pack to decorate my sentiment, which is from the 'Brightest Glow' stamp set and cut with one of the Labels Aglow dies:

I really liked this card, although I did think that I lost a lot of the impact of the deer panel once I'd cut it down. Whilst I had the papers out on my desk, I decided to make a second card using another panel of the deer paper, this time using Kim's open layout over at Freshly Made Sketches this week:

I cut the single panel into three and built up the central section with a couple of layers of black and white cardstock, adding my sentiment from the 'Christmas Classics' stamp set onto a stitched label:


I let the paper do all the work as far as this card is concerned and added only a trio of three pale silver sequins to complete my card:


So two cards for you today - hope you like them! I'm also linking my first card up over at Time Out Challenges where the current challenge is Winter/Holiday.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference:



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Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
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Enjoy your day; I'll be back later in the week with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
11/27/2023 12:53:31 PM #

I love both of them! The pop of Moody Mauve is a lovely look on the first - but I do like the full scene with the deer on the second. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
11/27/2023 9:48:27 PM #

Joanne... your cards are so dreamy.  Hard to believe it is DSP! Your added touches are just perfect. Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Time Out this week.

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
11/27/2023 11:53:40 PM #

You have used the gorgeous designer paper so perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/28/2023 1:38:36 AM #

So wise to take advantage of that gorgeous panel of dsp. The thin black border accentuates the panel while the sweet cluster around the sentiment really brings the eye to that part of the design as well. Lovely use of texture and colour.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/29/2023 6:24:23 PM #

Both of these are just beautiful! I scratched my head when I first saw this pattern on these pages...but I think you may have inspired me! I particularly love the gray with the mauve! Very pretty indeed!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/29/2023 10:51:58 PM #

Absolutely stunning cards, Joanne! You have taken my favorite pattern in this collection and transformed them into card masterpieces. What a perfect take on my sketch! I love how you did the scored lines. Well done!

Tara Carpenter
Tara CarpenterUnited States
11/30/2023 12:42:02 AM #

Beautiful card! I love the DSP panel! TFS

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
11/30/2023 12:52:12 AM #

Joanne, you really got a lot of mileage out of that pretty water-colored printed paper! I love the tranquility of both of your cards, and really like the mauve and green touches of the first one.
Xoxo, Fran

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
11/30/2023 4:47:55 AM #

Joanne, The Moody Mauve really lets the DSP stand out. Your card is just beautiful. Love the berries too!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/30/2023 12:41:08 PM #

Joanne, this is so beautiful!!!!  Serene and peaceful and oh so fabulous!  The Moody Mauve is perfect to showcase this scene!  Genius, My Friend!  

jaydeeUnited States
12/1/2023 2:52:19 PM #

Joanne, I had completely missed this DSP!  You have showcased it beautifully with your two cards.  I also love that you choose Mauve for the first card.  I never would have chosen that color and now I am hitting my forehead going DOH!  It works so perfectly!

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
12/1/2023 7:16:35 PM #

Both are really pretty cards.  Such a soft winter color scheme and a great way to showcase the designer paper.

VickyUnited Kingdom
12/1/2023 8:37:07 PM #

Two wonderful cards using this stunning paper Joanne. I particularly like the first with its pop of colour bringing the subtle paper to life. Vicky x

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
12/2/2023 7:08:54 AM #

Such a beautiful card to showcase that gorgeous DSP. Love all of the layers, too.

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