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Welcome back to Day Eight of our 5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Event! This year, we will be doing a $20 Gift Card GIVEAWAY each day. Be sure to comment on the blog daily to be entered to win! Winners will be announced on 12/13 on the blog.

Hi there,

It’s Kaja from Kajcyika crafts and welcome to the day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas here at Honey bee stamps blog! I am really happy to be joining Honey bee stamps at this event and I hope that you will enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed making this card!

Take a look at the card that I prepared:

I was thinking about making a typical Christmas card, but since 2020 it’s quite an unusual year, I decided to go with an unusual one and made a Christmas miss you card!

I started making this card by stamping out the images from the brand new stamp set called Woodland winter animals. I must admit that I fell in love with this set immediately when I saw it in the shop and I couldn’t wait to play with it. I stamped out the deer and both trees out in black ink and then color it in using alcohol markers. I wanted to have a settled look to my scene, so I used browns for both, the trees and the deer. Since this is Christmas card, I added accessories in the typical Christmas colors – red and green.

Once everything was colored I went ahead and added some white gel detail. This makes the coloring even more interesting and drags the eye to the images.

Next, I die cut a square from a white cardstock using Deckle edge square die set. To create even cooler scene and to add a feel of dimension, I stenciled some trees using the stencil from Outdoor scene builder set on top of the die cut piece. I made sure that I used a color of ink that corresponds to the coloring nicely, so the scene looks more finished.

Then, I took another piece of white card stock and created a simple hill for my deer to stand on. I positioned it towards the bottom of the squared piece and then glued all the stamped images on top using liquid glue and foam tape.

The only missing this was the sentiment, so I took ‘missing you’ stamp from Blah humbunny and stamped it on a piece of white paper using black ink. To have a finished look of the sentiment, I used the coordinating die that makes the sentiment even cooler.

I then popped everything up on a square card base and the card was all finished!

Thank you so much for joining me! Happy holidays!

Kaja

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53 responses to “12 Days Of Christmas – Day Eight: Kaja Vezensek”

  1. Renee says:

    Lovely card 🙂 Love the use of the stencil!

  2. Mandakhbayar says:

    Very Beautiful card!♡♡ I need this deer in my collection for sure!! Thank you for sharing your card! Love it!

  3. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Wouldn’t it be funny/fun/adorable to see a deer all dressed up like that out in the woods???? This is so cute!

  4. Catherine L says:

    Adorable card! I love the birch trees and the deckle edge! I’m beginning to regret not picking up the deckle edge dies on my recent order…

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    Sweet card! Love the scene you created with the trees and the adorable deer!

  6. Arianna Barbara says:

    I’m in love for this adorable winter scene!!! The deer is so cute!!!

  7. Isabel Z says:

    This is so cute; I love the birch trees!

  8. lynne morgan says:

    adorable deer with the hat

  9. Angela Shoffner says:

    Yes lovely card! I enjoy the outdoors and the background on this card is so great Thanks for sharing

  10. Very cute, Kaja, I like the overall design, and that cute deer! Great background, too, and wow, I haven’t made a square card for ages! I used to make only square cards a few years back… 🙂

  11. Andre M. says:

    Lovely minimal palette and the two layers of trees really adds depth to this sweet card.

  12. Kelsey Thomas says:

    This is just so cute! 🙂

  13. Carol Wortman says:

    🎶🎶🎵On the 8th day of Christmas, Ms. Kaja made for meeee, the sweetest deer among the birch treeeeeees. 🎵🎶🎶 The coloring is so pretty. And the sentiment is perfect for this years winter we’re all missing someone. Very pretty card!

  14. Lori Lehnen says:

    I really like how your Christmas card is non traditional.
    The little deer looks so festive in his Santa hat and Green scarf, missing you is so appropriate this year!
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Barb Gabrielse says:

    What a beautiful card! The deer standing in the woods is just so peaceful!

  16. Holly Mahoney says:

    Lovely wintry card. I love the depth you have in your card with the stenciled trees and the and die cut trees. Beautiful!

  17. Mel H says:

    I love this. A Christmas card, but great for sending to our friends and family that live so far away.

  18. Iris Esther López says:

    This card is beautiful! I love the colors you used. I love this stamp set.

  19. Lisa Mosher says:

    I love this woodsy scene, that deer is so cute!

  20. Rachel says:

    Cute little deer is colored so well! Love that deckle edge!

  21. Mary-Anne V says:

    Very sweet card depicting a forest scene. I wish the deer around here were that cute.

  22. Miriam Prantner says:

    Such a sweet card. I love the combination of stenciled and colored trees!

  23. Anneleise Hampson says:

    I love how you used the browns – very striking card.

  24. Mary Butler says:

    Good use of stash items. Love the card.

  25. Vivian C. says:

    Fabulous card. Like the depth that you achieved by using both the die cut trees and the stenciled trees.

  26. Maria Petkash says:

    Such a cute card! The deer is adorable and I really love the scene you created with the trees. Very nicely done!

  27. Carrie P says:

    This card is so adorable! I never thought to do the trees in browns – fabulous idea!!

  28. Yar Ortiz says:

    Super cute and woodsie. .

  29. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a gorgeous scene! I LOVE the deer!

  30. Kim says:

    I love this so much! Thank you for sharing!

  31. Subhashini S says:

    Loved the scene building, the sentiment is perfect for this card

  32. Chandhini says:

    This card is so adorable, love the stencilled background.

  33. Michelle Brown says:

    Oh this deer is so very cute! And the scene set in the birch trees is very pretty.

  34. Marisela Delgado says:

    So cute!

  35. Rebecca Darrow says:

    This card is so cute! Can’t wait to get my order.

  36. Teri Wilson says:

    Great idea for a unique card for an unusual year.

  37. Amy Cooley says:

    This is such a sweet card! The deer is so darling.

  38. Debbie A Smith says:

    Perfect card for this most unusual time we are living in. I think we are all missing someone that we would normally be seeing.

  39. Kim says:

    I love this little scene. That deer is so cute. And the deckled edge squares are now on my wishlist.

  40. Laurie Black says:

    Adorable scene, beautiful coloring. The white details are a nice touch.

  41. The new Woodland Winter Animals set is just adorable!!

  42. Lee says:

    what a sweet card!! I love the background!

  43. Dianne says:

    Lovely card and very suitable for this crazy year! The birch trees are lovely.

  44. Ann Ito says:

    Such a sweet card! Loving that little deer with the Santa hat. Beautiful background!

  45. Anushree Vaish says:

    Always a fan of your adorable cards!!

  46. Susan B says:

    Really cute card!

  47. Chris S. says:

    This card is so pretty and peaceful looking. Beautiful.

  48. Jessica Yoder-Jones says:

    Very cute card

  49. Kerry D says:

    This is such an adorable card. Love that little deer.

  50. Stacy V says:

    Very cute card! I’m a big fan of creating scenes. This reminds me of an idea I need to put down on paper lol.

  51. Dawn Cooksley says:

    Awww a cute card love the little Santa hat…smile..

  52. Ammie says:

    This is so cute! What a darling deer and lovely scene.