Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Inspired by a MacKenzie-Childs Design

As I was browsing on Pinterest today, I ran across a few MacKenzie-Childs holiday pieces. One was this deer with what is called "Courtly Check". I immediately started thinking about how I could make a card inspired by this deer with a general MacKenzie-Childs look to it. All products Stampin' Up! Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see more info about my personal "I Want Ink" promotion, because everyone needs more color in their life!

I adored the checked pattern, but didn't have any current DSP that would work. I ended up making my own check pattern paper by using this Diagonal Stripe background stamp. I simply inked up and stamped it once going one way and once more with the stamp turned the other way on Very Vanilla cardstock. It worked like a charm. 

I basically pulled scraps from my table to put this card together. I will give you a tip...see the gold polka dot paper? That started as white with gold polka dots and is from the Pop of Pink DSP and I used a Sponge Brayer to apply Garden Green ink to that paper. Don't you love how it looks? 

I used the Santa's Sleigh Bundle to make this card, along with one of the pine needle stamp images from Christmas Pines for the inside of the card. Message me if you have specific questions about this project. 

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In addition to these week long offers, there are additional products on offer, with up 40% savings, on Monday 28th November for 24 hours only. 


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Let me know if you have any questions about the Online Extravaganza or my special "I Want Ink" promotion. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. 

Artfully Yours,


1 comment:

  1. WOW! What a fun, creative card! I love the deer. Thanks for all the great tips on how you made it.


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