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Hello Crafters!

If you’ve been reading anything I wrote or looking at anything I’ve made lately you know I’m anxiously awaiting spring. I may or may not have contemplated creating an actual count down.

Speaking of countdowns before we jump into today’s card I wanted to mention today is the last day for our Party Animal sale.

All the animal stamps in the store are on sale for 15% including their dies. the discount is applied at checkout, no code needed.

I’m all about the Spring time but I’m into stretching my stamps all year round. The stamps I chose for this card are a branch and a Christmas set. What?!

I know. Man, I like when it works out.

Originally I had intended to stamp out a scene in the background and then add a focal tree die cut along with the deer. Turns out I didn’t have room for that. It’s okay I rather like the way it came out.

I stamped the branches vertically to create little trees then added a few flowers so they wood look like cherry blossoms. I did have to do some masking but that’s okay. I don’t mind. I used the smaller tree from the Silent Night set to fill in the rest of the background. I chose a warm gray brown color so it would fall into the background.

I stamped the deer on a separate piece of cardstock and got to coloring. Since the trees in the background were a soft brown I opted for a bolder brown to help my dear stand out. The sentiment was die cut and heat embossed so I could get that white on black look I love so much.

Took me a minute but I got the video edited. It’s kind of a long one but I think it’s important to show the whole process. No one is perfect including me and I don’t want anyone getting the ide their all alone 😉

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc0XdLfYJTA]

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14 comments

14 responses to “Spring Time Scene: Stretching Your Stamps with Kelly Latevola”

  1. Lynda says:

    Love love love this image and your project!!!

  2. Sue D says:

    Cute scene. I like the coloring of the deer.

  3. Sharon Gullikson says:

    How cute the deer is. Nice coloring!

  4. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Oh deer! So cute!

  5. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Just a darling scene! Love this deer!

  6. Hanh says:

    Excellent job at combining two sets that are unlikely paired together. Love that Birds and Bees Set … so versatile! Beautiful coloring … that deer is amazing!

  7. Mirella Rogan says:

    Fantastic way to stretch our stamps! And what a lovely scene! I am also looking forward to spring… but instead of going somewhere warm, I’m off to Lapland tomorrow, lol!

  8. Arianna Barbara says:

    Adorable little deer!!! This scene is so lovely!!!

  9. Andrea Shell says:

    I love this sweet scene! Very creative use and combination of stamps and, as always, fab coloring!

  10. Anita Madden says:

    This scene is adorable. The branches really do look like cherry blossom trees!

  11. Andre M. says:

    Such a precious and beautifully colored scene. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

  12. Cathy Lillie says:

    Fabulous card! Your scene cards are always so amazing!

  13. Brian Poteraj says:

    What a beautiful scene.