Saturday, 7 November 2015

Christmas Stag

I was inspired by several challenge today to make this card.
The background has been stamped and heat embossed in white EP
and blended using distress inks. The embossing gives a texture feel to the card.
The red strip has been stamped with a script stamp and blended with black ink.
The outside zig zag has been stamped in versamark and heated embossed in white and black.

The tag has been die cut and freehand white lines added around the edge.
The hole for the tag has been masked, stamped with the script and twine threaded through.
The stag has been stenciled using white embossing paste.
The hardware I've used is the white and metal brads and the number 25.
I have used frantage embossing enamel on the number 25 
to achieve the look as I was looking for.
I was pleased how the challenges came together and that's one more Christmas card done x

I will be entering the card into the following challenges......

Crafty Hugs x





28 comments:

Donna Nuce said...

I love this card! Very masculine and yet festive! The stitching and embossing really make it special! Have a great day and thanks for your comments on my blog!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's wonderful!! Love your embossed BG ... So very tactile!

Hannelie said...

Wow, impeccable design!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - this is stunning. I love all the texture in this card. This is really masculine with the lovely stag tag. And the brads and numbers are just perfect hardware. Thanks so much for playing along with our Hardware challenge at The Male Room this week!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your lovely, kind and positive comments, very much appreciated x

Mac Mable said...

Always so kind with your comments, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thanks Ros, glad you like it and yes it is really tactile x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and thank you for your kind comments and a pleasure stopping by yours x

Loll said...

Fantastic card Mac! Lots of wonderful elements that all come together into one beautiful card. I'm really impressed with how you did the stitching ... embossing it in different colours. I would have have been able to do that without messing it up. Great job! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Mac Mable said...

Thanks very much for your very kind and positive comments x Yep took a little practice on the zig zags xxx

Rocky said...

I really thought that background was fabric, it's amazing, great job. Thank you so much for joining us at TMR.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you very much for saying. Yes it's quite a large stamp to handle but gives great texture, thanks gain x

Toni said...

Fab fab fab texture! The burlap looks soooooo real. and your stitching is embossed too?! Amazing!

Toni
HLS MM DT

Mac Mable said...

Wow what great comments...thank you so much x

Birgit said...

What a lovely masculine card with so much fabulous texture!! A great take on the November Sketch Challenge. Thanks for playing along with Happy Little Stampers!!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments x

sue t. said...

What a very cool guy card and so trendy with the deer head! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers sketch!!

Louise van Vuren said...

Super masculine Christmas card! Great attention to detail, I really like it! Thanks for playing along in The Male Room
Louise xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love everything about this card. The stag looks fabulous embossed in white on the Kraft card as it really make the image stand out as the focal point. I like the masculine looking background and the strip of red across the middle gives a nice, vintage feel. The heat embossed stitching around the edge just finishes it off beautifully. It mast have taken you ages to produce this wonderful card but it's definitely worth your time and effort x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much, I enjoyed making the card x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x I enjoy making 'Male' cards x

Mac Mable said...

Yes it did take me awhile but I enjoy the process and techniques. Thank you so much for the very encouraging and positive comments...always appreciated x

honeybeelane said...

Wow what a lot of work and great attention to details, Mac Mable. :) Excellent work. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge this month. Melissa - DT

Mac Mable said...

What generous and very kind comments, thank you very much x

Linda said...

This is fabulous ...... I love the white embossing on the kraft card. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you very much for leaving such positive comments x

Gloria Lee said...

This is perfect for Christmas!
It is stunning!
Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so very much x