I've seen a bunch of bright red gorgeous Christmas cards around the Blogosphere and the Instagrams so of course, I had to create my own version. I used Distress Inks and STAMPlorations Yuletide Deer. Sometimes it's nice to create cards with minimal supplies. When I first started crafting and didn't have a big stash of crafting supplies (I still don't have enough... well at least I don't have enough space to store everything these days...) I was always on the lookout for ideas for cards that could be created using a small number of stash. For this design, all you need are a few shades of ink in your preferred colour, a festive stamp set and some embossing powder. And it's easy to create multiples of the card quite quickly.
I created the red background by applying Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Barn Door and Fired Brick using a foam applicator and splattered with water. I then used an antistatic tool to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the images (don't ask why I am so particular about this, but it could involve numerous bad experiences in my crafting past). I stamped the deer in Versamark and heat embossed in copper and gold. Last, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.
I'm linking up with ABC Christmas Challenges where the theme is Zero Embellishments, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is B is for (in my case bold and bright), Inspire.Create. where Anything Goes and Double D Challenges where the theme is Run Run Rudolph.
Card: 200 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Yuletide Deer
Ink: Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Barn Door and Fired Brick, Tsukineko Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Copper and gold embossing powder from my stash