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Nov 5, 2022

Sparkle and Shine with Deer in Tree Die

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Mervi is hosting this week and she would like to see "Sparkle and/ or Shine". Our prize this week is a beautiful A4 sized Rare Earth stamp set called Afternoon Tea, so hopefully you will join us for your chance to win!

I made another CAS Christmas card with a beautiful die as the focal point. This is Penny Black's Deer in Tree die released a few years ago. 

A very simple card to make, I inked the Bristol Smooth card stock with Everygreen Bough Distress Oxide ink, flicked some white spatter onto the card using a  white Posca pen then stamped Penny Black's Christmas Story stamp on the bottom third of the card using the same ink before adding the die cut. I used gold card stock to cut it out.

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  1. Love this CAS Christmas card x

  2. Don't think I've ever seen that PB die before Ellie, it's a real beauty and the gold looks so pretty against the green background.

    B x

  3. Oh I just love a little sparkle and shine; especially with my holiday cards! This is lovely.

  4. Love your personalized inked, splattered and stamped background so pretty... and Wow, the gold tree and deer die cut looks fantastic against the background. CAS and such a beautiful card for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Cupcake Inspirations.

  5. A beautiful card using this gorgeous die Ellie, the gold against your lovely inky background really stands out.

  6. Simply gorgeous card, beautiful die cut;-))m

  7. I love that background, such brilliant inking and splatters xx

  8. Love the simplicity of the design yet it looks so elegant (can complicated)! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  9. The gold just makes such an impact, works beautifully on your clean design. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

  10. Anonymous11:56

    A very effective look, super card Ellie, xx

  11. Very stylish card Ellie with an elegant understated look. you really ahve got the Posca snow spattering nailed ... I can never make it behave itself at all .. my pen always refuses to spatter and then spatters all at once!! xx

  12. This is STUNNING!!! I love everything about it!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

    DT CIC

  13. That is a beautiful die and you've showcased it so well with your CAS layout.

  14. Fabulous card.
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  15. CAS and stunning Ellie - the drama of the green and gold is stunning

  16. Very elegant and striking card!

  17. How sweet this is with the beautifully inked backdrop!
    Crafting Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  18. Gorgeous die cut and lovely inked background. I never use Evergreen Bough and after seeing it here, I think I will use it more often! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx
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  19. Gorgeous card. I love the background you created. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  20. This is so beautiful! I love the gold, and it's so creative!

  21. What a sweet and simple card with a great focal point! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.


    CIC DT

  22. What a beautiful Christmas card!

  23. Great card love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  24. I love this CAS card. Sometimes just a die does it all. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. Follow me at

  25. Beautiful combination of green and gold, very festive card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge.

  26. Simple but beautiful. I have this die also and love the way you used the background paper. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Pam, DT

  27. Beautiful card Ellie - what a gorgeous die!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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