Sandi MacIver – Stampin With Sandi – Buffalo Check and Dashing Deer
Hi stamping friends and welcome back. Sorry for not posting for a few days, I came down with the flu for the weekend (oh joy), and then my blog had a bit of a hissy fit and needed a theme upgrade. The blog is fixed but I have managed to share the flu with poor Ian, so we are a sick house for a few days…
Yesterday I did get these cards finished that I started a week ago when I was playing with the Buffalo Check and Dashing Deer dies. This time I am using the negative piece for the dies, instead of the piece that you cut out – it’s a great way to get more mileage from your crafting products.
Both cards also qualify for the 10 Minutes or Less cards – yeah!
In Canada the black and red check is extremely popular, it’s like a lumberjack flannel and a Canadiana Style to us – kind of woodsy. I also thought it made great “guy cards”.
Sandi’s Tips & Tricks for the Buffalo Check and Dashing Deer Cards:
- Start with a 1/2 sheet of Real Red and stamp the Buffalo Check in Black.
- Cut a piece 3-1/8 x 4-3/8, also cut a piece of the Festive Farmhouse DSP (wood design) the same size.
- Die cut the image through the Festive Farmhouse Paper and then back it with the Buffalo Print
- Mat it with a piece of Basic Black card stock cut at 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
- The card base is Basic Black 4-1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5-1/2
- The Real Red Mat is 4 x 5-1/4.
For the Leaf card, I used the large Maple Leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I left this one plain, but you could add a bow and a few springs of greenery to create a Christmas Card with it.
For the Buffalo Check and Dashing Deer card I used the jumping deer die from Detailed Deer.
- I added the sentiment at the bottom from Stylish Christmas, stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White and then cut it out, attaching with a couple of Dimensionals, and adding a Snowflake Trinket, from this month’s Special. PS, I love that the wood designer paper had a cool knot in it, right by his antlers, haha…now doesn’t that look like a plaid shirt?
- I stepped this one up a bit by embossing the red mat background with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder just to add a little background noise.
Both cards are super simple to make in Ten minutes or Less.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s project and thanks so much for stopping in to visit.