Once again I was reminded that although I'd made some beautiful "Thinking of You" cards, they were all on the feminine side and I needed to make some masculine one's as well. So here's my first attempt.
The card itself is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and was made from shimmering ivory paper (Bazzill Basics). The image is made up of three stamps: the deer (Serendipity Stamps), the clouds (Beeswax) and the distressing pattern (Stampin' Up!). The first two were stamped using sepia colored ink (Ranger Archival) and then colored lightly using chalk (Pebbles) and coloring pencils (PrismaColor). I highlighted the face and tail of the deer with a fine point black marker (Sharpie) just to add some depth and expression to the image. The distressing pattern was stamped in black ink over the colored image. Using a deckle edged scissor (Fiskars) I cut out the stamped image and a 1" wide strip from a scrap piece of black paper. Before adhering the stamped panel to the card I edged it with sepia ink. The leaves, branches and text are all gold colored stickers (Stampendous) that I colored with a black permanent marker (Sharpie) and then wiped to create an antiqued gold look (which is not really visible in the scan but works well).