Thursday, September 19, 2019

You're Such a Dear

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a purple monochromatic card I was asked to make for someone who loves purple. A deer trophy mount might not seem the normal thing to put on a lady card, but she also is a deer I think it works.

I wanted to add something to the solid background, so I stamped a woodgrain pattern and then tore the edges. I like how the ink from the stamping penetrated the fibers of the paper and you can see the grain on the torn parts.

The doily got a little bit lost against that dark background, so I cut a white circle to lay underneath it to highlight the deer head. The rhinestones and scalloped panel add a feminine touch to counteract the masculine motifs.

Supplies used include:
The Craft's Meow - Rustic Greetings stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Imperial Purple
Recollections - Woodgrain stamp (retired)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Scraps of DCWV paper and white cardstock
Distress Ink for smooshing
Rhinestones from stash
Darice/Core'dinations solid cardstock

Hope you liked this card with its interesting mix of motifs and embellishments. Thank you for stopping by.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. TCP Tuesday September challenge, use layers
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #404-405 - AG
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome
4. Papercraft Challenges #46 - No Designer Paper
5. Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Out of the Ordinary Background (I stamped and tore the edges of my background for a rustic effect.)
6. House that Stamps Built DCC-S419 - Begins with B (I used a buck.)
7. Penny Black and More September Challenge - Animals
8. Creative Crafters Challenge #20 - AG
9. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Your Favorite Color (I love ALL colors, but purple is one of my top faves.)

10. STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch, AG with stamps


  1. A very personalized card, great job! This is one of the great reason to make your own cards, you wouldn’t be able to buy this in a store!

  2. That is so vivid Love the color Great job Janis

  3. Great personalised card and love the colour
    carol x

  4. Very pretty! All that purple is really fabulous, I'm sure the recipient will love it! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Love the purple--perfect for a female deer hunter.

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Creative crafters challenge.

  7. haha...a deer head and purple doily couldn't be more perfect for a feminine...for the right recipient! I love that you used a motif that is often considered masculine, and just prettied it up a bit.


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