Saturday, October 21, 2017

DIY Wreath Card ....Oh Deer!

Hello friends!
The title says it all...

 Here is my inspiration....
my dear daughter Stephanie.
So, that brings to me....
What do you get when you put
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I started with creating a wreath in mind at first. I proceeded to use Alcohol Inks and Silver Mixlatives to create my own paper. 

Happy Christmas

Due to the size of the pine needle die, I had to manipulate and bend the pine needle a wee bit. Working with a circle die (not shown) as a guide, I could line up the pine bough around the circle much more easily.

Happy Christmas -001

For the deer's scarf, I stamped the pattern with Grid Play Cling Stamp.
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I added the pink to the mix.  This card is certainly not something that I would mass produce, but it surely was fun to add each little piece to the design.

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I took a photo of my left over pieces and that gives you an idea....perhaps?

alcohol-inked die cut pieces

If you don't have the deer image, you can use one of the kids school photos to make photo cards! That will make beautiful keepsake for Grandparents.

happy Christmas
I hope this post makes you smile!

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By the way, this happened yesterday....
 my dear daughter officially received her PhD in Public Health at the convocation.
 So proud and happy for her! Stephanie now works as a researcher with one of the largest Family Health Team in the region. Many of you have seen my kids growing up through my blog....
I want to thank you for accompanying us with this amazing journey.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Nora Noll said...

I am in love with your card. How clever that you used the grid dye for the scarf on the deer!!

And what a lovely photo. PhD in Public Health? WOW!!! Congratulations!!! That is amazing!!

Harriet said...

Excellent photo, Virginia, the smiles say it all. Congratulations Stephanie and best wishes for a good life.

I think I prefer the photo of Stephanie and a wreath, although your wreath and deer card is charming.

Denise Bryant said...

What a fun card! Love it! And huge congrats to Stephanie! You must be so proud of her!

Cindy C. said...

Such a darling card!

Congrats to Stephanie and all of you!!

Lynn said...

Love seeing the pictures of Stephanie! She is an amazing young lady! You and Dr John should be beaming with pride!

Love your fun card too!

Barb Ghig said...

Two Dr's in one family? Yikes!!! Big CONGRATS to Stephanie on her amazing accomplishments, and to you and Dr. John for all of your love, support and hard work! What a beautiful smile she has, have such a lovely family, Virginia! And, I love, love, love your cute card!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Your card is darling Virginia!! A huge congratulations to your Stephanie!! Wonderful family photo!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super cute card!
And a big congrats to Stephanie. I also work in Public Health, at a county office. Looking forward to hearing more about her work in the years to come!
And of course, all of your shares!

conil said...

You and Dr. John must be butting your buttons over Stephanie's achievements. You may now call her Dr. Stephanie because and she's continuing your family's tradition.
Love the way you honored her wreath photo by making this adorable card with all it's charming embellishments. I'm sure she's as "Deer" as you are.

Sue D said...

Love the inspiration for this cute deer wreath card and congrats to your daughter.

Patt H. said...

Congratulations to Stephanie on her wonderful achievement. Love the inspiration pic & your awesome creation! So cute!

Susi said...

How proud you & Dr. John must be at raising such amazing - accomplished - children (who are no longer children LOL). Congratulations all around. Your card is adorable (I'm SO glad that die is on it's way to me!).

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That card is so adorable ! Congratulations to your daughter.

Purple Princess said...

So super cute and congrats to your daughter!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so sweet! I love the tilt to that reindeer's head!