Stamp Review Crew: Dashing Deer

Welcome to this edition of the Stamp Review Crew’s twice-monthly blog hop.  We gather on the first and third Monday of each month to show off one stamp set — this time it’s Dashing Deer, from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog).  Although I’m the first blog in this hop this time, today you have a loop of 15 blogs — you can see the list of participants by clicking the banner above.  You may have arrived here from Paper Conversation, where you enjoyed the creativity of my friend Mickey Roberts.

This particular image simply stunned me the first time I stamped it.  I know, you see it in the catalog and on other people’s blogs, but it’s something else to see it in real life.  It’s so beautiful.

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Dashing Deer | Stamp Review Crew | To enhance this beautiful image, I layered on lots of clear embossing powder. Please click to learn more!

I tried this in several colors, but I kept coming back to Cherry Cobbler.  Red and black are favorite Christmas colors for me (although it sounds odd!), but I just couldn’t get it to work.  Until, that is, I remembered the beautiful effects of layering embossing powder.  We did this many years ago — in fact, Stampin’ Up! used to carry a chunkier embossing powder just for this purpose.  Here’s a closeup:

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Dashing Deer | Stamp Review Crew | To enhance this beautiful image, I layered on lots of clear embossing powder. Please click to learn more!

See that glassy surface?  It’s like looking into a pool.  After I stamped and die cut the deer, I brayered on a layer of VersaMark, then applied Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melted it.  I repeated the heat embossing twice more.  You may think it would be easier to heat emboss first, then die cut — and it would be easier — but you wouldn’t get the same sort of beveled edge that is so appealing.

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Dashing Deer | Stamp Review Crew | To enhance this beautiful image, I layered on lots of clear embossing powder. Please click to learn more!

Keep reading for the list of supplies I used, or leave me (awww!) and hop to Bronwyn’s blog, addINKtive designs, to fall in love with what she’s done!

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13 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Dashing Deer

  1. Bronwyn Eastley says:

    What a beautiful card and I love all that embossing to create your glossy deer!

  2. Debbi Green says:

    Beautiful card!

  3. Mickey Roberts says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love the enameled deer next to the speckled vellum. Did I say gorgeous? Looking forward to seeing you soon, Debra!

  4. Mike says:

    Gorgeous! And thanks for the tip on the glassy embossing look. I would have never thought to brayer the VersaMark ink on. Great tip.

  5. Heidi Baks says:

    Love the layered embossing and beautiful Cherry Cobbler deer. The type of effect that really pops in real life.

  6. Ann Schach says:

    A beautiful card, Debra! I LOVE the buffalo plaid against the Cherry Cobbler. The vellum oval is exquisite!

  7. Lou Kitzleman says:

    What a stunning colour combination and card Debra! I love the clear embossing on the deer – it is so effective!

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