Monday, November 4, 2019

Oh Deer, Christmas is Here! For Jan's Digi Stamps

Here we go!  The first ever challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges, or, as those of us that have followed her work affectionately refer to it as, JDS Designs Challenge Blog.  The challenges will be on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, so what a great way to start out your week! The will run until noon (Eastern) the Sunday before the new challenge.  You'll find all the rules on a tab at the JDS Designs Challenge Blog.  Her beautiful digis can be found in her shop here.

For the first challenge, I wanted to showcase one of Jan's beautiful Christmas images.  I decided on a silhouette so I could play with inks.  This is 722J Reindeer:

Each of Jan's Digi Stamp's sets comes with a black and white version (what I used here), a pre-colored image, and several sentiments.  This set also has each of the deer separated, so you can also use them in whatever configuration you wish.  Lots of flexibility here!

I placed the Reindeer family to my liking on white card stock, then placed the sentiment (included in the Reindeer set) where it appealed to my eye. Then, it was time to ink it up.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to achieve the look I wanted, and lightly spritzed some water on it to give the look of snow. 

The snowbanks were cut out with dies from Lawn Fawn.  The snowflake background was created using a Gemini Hot Foil Press machine and a foil stamp.   The blue snowflakes are dies from Cheery Lynn.

That's it!  My first card for the first challenge at JDS Designs Challenge Blog.  It's Anything Goes! You might win a $9 gift certificate to the store!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays --Christmas
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge -- Christmas/Winter
The Paper Players Challenge -- Into the Woods 


  1. Beautiful and magical, Julie! Loving the way you've brought a lively enchantment to your scene with those lovely colors! So glad we get to be on this team together! hugs, de

  2. Absolutely STUNNING!!! Julie, I love what you did with that image. Beautiful background too and it's so peaceful looking. It's going to be wonderful being on the DT with you!

  3. This is stunning Julie! I love the colors you've chosen.

  4. Beautiful card. Love the background that you created. It looks like a lovely winter sky and snowing. The drifts of snow add to the appeal. The deer and sentiment are placed perfectly on the card.

  5. Love your deer family against the beautiful northern sky!

  6. Julie this is beautiful. Love the metallics.

  7. I left a comment on this one over at the Outlawz, Julie, but it's so magnificent I have to tell you again that I adore your color combo and background sky! Those snowflakes are so magnificent. The sparkle and shine are simply exquisite. It's great to be on another team with you. :-D