Majestic Elk Christmas Card Idea

A somewhat more elaborate card during our Team Retreat was this Majestic Elk Christmas card idea.

The elk itself is stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper and die cut with one of the set of Circle Framelits. Originally, everything else on the card front was also cut from this die, but I wanted to try something a little quicker, and used the 2-1/4″ Circle punch.

I will leave it up to you whether you run these circles through the Big Shot using a die, or cropping with a punch. And I suppose it all depends on whether you’re making 60 of these cards this year, or 5, or how much times you have!

Look closely at this one, above. Can you see the burlap ribbon that we shredded behind the elk? And the sentiment, cropped with the Banner Triple punch is backed with just a smidgen of Designer Series Paper before tucking it under the popped up Elk.

Washi Tape from the Pick A Pattern set of black and white tape actually was picked because of the elk. Elk are also called “wapiti” in Shawnee, so we went with the arrows pattern in the washi, the “star gazing” circle from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper set. We also stamped the background stamp, Tree Rings for one of our circles, and then came stamping on vellum.

Best idea for this is to heat emboss the background stamp, Sheet Music. Vellum is a great element to use on cards, and it’s a bit challenging to get ink to dry on a non-porous surface.

The stamp set that we used on this card is Nature Sings, available in the Annual Catalog. So many of these stamps are going to work FABULOUSLY with the new Carols of Christmas bundle. They are the right scale and style to make really unique Christmas cards this year!

Take a look at this stamp set and buy it today to be invited to an exclusive stamping event here in my new studio!


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    1. Yes, take a look Kathy! I thought it worked really well with the new Carols of Christmas which just about everyone has gotten. Nature Sings plus the dies that come with the Carols of Christmas make this a dynamic combination!