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Guy Card

I don’t do guy cards very often but couldn’t resist making one with the Memory Box Deer Trio die that I recently got.  I purchased it to have for Christmas but it is also perfect when you need a masculine card.  I paired it with Leafy Branch, little flowers from the Flower Mound die,and Poppy Stamps Grassland Border. I framed the whole scene using the Poppy Stamps Splendor Frame.

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 1 center

I started by die cut the deer trio using watercolor paper.  I colored the deer using Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress markers and blending with a wet brush.  I cut three layers of the grassland border and two leafy branches out of olive cardstock. I colored the branches with a Vintage Photo Distress Marker leaving the leaves green. I used a stylus and a mat to form the leaves and branches to add a more natural appearance.

KC MEmory Box Deer Trio 1 left

click on the photos for a closer view

I first attached the deer to the white card base.  I popped the top of the deer bodies up with rolled up glue dots. I didn’t add blue clouds in the background as I really like the contrast between the greens and browns against the white. I attached the three grass borders staggering them across so the grasses wouldn’t line up and would look more natural. I adhered mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached to the card base and over the scene. I waited to attach the leafy branches in behind the deer and grass so I could see the best height and placement. 

KC Memory Box Deer Trio 1 right

I know this is a guy card but I couldn’t resist adding a few tiny white wild flowers to the woodsy scene. I used the Flower Mound die to cut white cardstock to get a multitude of tiny flowers with one sweep in the Big Shot. I used the tiniest little X shaped flowers (see picture below) to add just a touch of softness to the grass. On a side note and speaking of tiny flowers…..I have found my new favorite tool for tiny flowers.    I am going to run several colors of cardstock through with the die and create a little stockpile of tiny flowers to reach for when I need them.

I hope you enjoyed my deer trio scene. Stop by Thursday to see a card made with the same Splendor Frame that I used today and using the Memory Box Cherry Blossom die and Twigs and Berries dies.

Memory Box Dies, Deer TrioMemory Box Dies, Flower MoundMemory Box Dies, Leafy Branch

Poppystamps Dies, Grassland Border

Poppystamps Dies, Splendor Frame

Memory Box Dies, Twigs & Berries

Distress Marker Full Set In Tube Glue Dots, 3/8"  High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2"  Accents, Glossy  Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderQuickStik

Paper:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, White, Watercolor    Ink:  Distress Markers   Accessories:  Memory Box Deer Trio, Leafy Branch, Flower Mound, Poppy Stamps Grassland Border, Splendor Frame, Glossy Accents, ATG, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, QuickStik, Stylus, Mat,