Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Deer in Metallics (VOSP Day 3)

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Visions of Sugar Plums blog hop! This is the final day of the hop!  If you missed the first two days, here are links for Day 1 and Day 2. You won't want to miss any of the Christmas and winter inspiration!  And there are prizes too!  Keep reading to find out how you could win!

My Project
Today I'm sharing three versions of the same clean and simple (CAS) card: one in silver, one in gold, and one copper. Do you have a favourite?

I die-cut the Leaping Deer in all three metallics and then cut three more out of white craft foam. I adhered the craft foam to the back of each deer to give them some dimension. I stamped the various snowflake stamps with Versamark on the diagonal and heat-embossed them on a 4" x 5.25" panel in each of the three metallics. I adhered each die-cut deer along with a variety of coordinating sequins. The embossed panels were then backed with white craft foam and mounted on white A2 card bases.

Here are photos of each individual card:




I followed the same design to finish off the inside of each card, in the coordinating metallic. Here is a photo of the silver one. The sentiment reads, "Dashing through the snow to send you holiday wishes," which I thought went perfectly with the leaping deer.

Products used:
  • Die: Memory Box Leaping Deer
  • Stamps: Snowflakes (Your Next Stamp Winter Wishes, Newton's Nook Frozen Friends, Newton's Nook Newton's Curious Christmas), sentiment (unmarked clear stamp set from China)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Embossing powder:  The Artful Stamper (silver, gold, copper)
  • Metallic cardstock:  3 Birds Design (silver, gold), Artist's Vision (copper)
  • Other: Sequins from my stash

Blog Hop
My blog is the LAST stop of the blog hop, so please follow this order:

Lori Hairston (Host)
KT Fit Kitty (you are here)


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How do you win the prizes? Easy! Comment, comment, comment! Comment here on my blog and then comment on all the other stops on the hop. For every comment you make during Visions of Sugar Plums, your name will be added for a chance to win one of our prizes. The more blogs on which you comment, the better your chances! One comment per blog please. All winners will be chosen randomly and announced by Lori Hairston of Chouxchoux Paper Art, our hop host, so please make sure you comment on her blog too! Tell her that Kitty sent you!

Lori is also hosting a Visions of Sugar Plums Challenge, to which I will be linking my project! The theme is Christmas/winter, and the linky is open now, until Saturday, December 17.

The prize for this challenge is a $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn. Winner is chosen  through random selection by InLinkz.

One more look at my cards...

I was inspired by the Marvellous Metallics challenge at Memory Box!


I would also like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist Holiday Happiness 4/8; Allsorts CAS 1/3; Card Mania AG 3/3; Cardz TV AG Designer Challenge #5 3/3; CAS on Sunday Christmas 1E; Christmas Cards All Year Round AG Christmas/Holiday 3/5; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Vintage or AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Deep Ocean Santa Claus is Coming to Town UE; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; Dragonfly Journeys Christmas Critters UE; Fab n Funky Christmas UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Love to Scrap Winter Wonderland 1/5; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Robyn's Fetish Square or Rectangle Cards 2/3; Sasayaki Glitter Christmas 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder or Flocking UE; Stamped Blessings heARTful stamping challenge AG (no digis) 2/2; Sweet Stampin' Let it Snow 3/3; The Artistic Stamper Christmas and Rubber Stamping 2/3; The Cat's Pajamas Snow UE; The House That Stamps Built WIW November Anything Goes; Time Out Christmas with Optional Glitter/Shimmer UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Christmas UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 258 5/5

Thank you for looking at my cards! Happy hopping, and I wish you a joyful day!


P.S. For those of you following the adventures of my elf Eli, I have a photo to share! Eli has a new friend! Can you find Eli? He is tiny compared to this elf that we spotted at a nearby gas station. With this photo, Eli is joining his other elf friends at the 4th Annual Elf Antics Linky at DL.ART! Hope to see you there too!


Stir Your Creativity said...

I loved the silver card the most :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, your metallic deer are so elegant - I think all of them are beautiful and I couldn't choose a favorite. Funny about the elf, my daughter teaches 4th grade and the principal came in her class and asked if they found the elf and they got so excited so they were searching for days. So this past weekend she had to break down and by an Elf on the Shelf because of that. So on her way home on Sunday she was stopping at the school to hide the elf for Monday morning.

Carole said...

Love these cards, Kitty - and it's hard to choose a favourite! I love the inside, too - especially that lovely sentiment! Beautiful! x

Jackie P Neal said...

Hello Kitty!
Thanks so much for your visit- lovely comment! <3
I have to say, even though I am usually a strictly silver girl, your gold card is just stunning and may be turning me! LOL
These all 3 have turned out gorgeous Well done!
Jackie ")

KraftyKoolKat said...

They are all gorgeous Kitty. I love everyone of them.

aussie aNNie said...

Love them all Karen, great CAS cards... Oh and with DT hat on, thanks for entering in my challenge theme of CAS over at Allsorts Challenges.xx{aNNie}

Barbara Godden said...

How can anyone choose they are all equally gorgeous. Beautiful design.

Kimberly Robson said...


ike said...

Oooh - those are gorgeous :-)
I think Eli's friend is a bit big for him ! LoL xxxxxxx

brenda said...

A really elegant collection of cards Kitty and perfect for our Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Lisa said...

The cards... gorgeous gorgeous... love that leaping deer and the metallic is just beautiful! And I'm jealous of those pretty snowflakes in the pic too! And that elf picture... him sitting on her feet... adorable!!

terrie said...

Kitty, you outdid your self on your leaping reindeers....they are gorgeous,awesome and beautiful....I like them all. You placed the snowflakes perfectly on the card.....well done
So glad to see Eli getting around and meeting new friends....tfs

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, so beautiful! Great design and the metallic finishes are just stunning!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Definetly the silver one is my favorite, but the golden is just behind silver, all there are amazing, great desigin!!
Eli's friend is a giand hihih but a nice giant, with sparqly socks hihihi...
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Rebecca Yahrling said...

These are so beautiful and awesome for mass producing.
Love all the metallic.
And I really enjoy Eli's photos ... so cute!

Maria said...

Gorgeous CAS Christmas cards with the deer...so pretty!!!

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are fantastic card designs. As to a favorite, that is a tough decision but since I always liked silver a lot I will go with that.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous CAS design. I think the silver one is my fave, but they are all beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your projects on the VOS hop!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful cards, Kitty! I like how you have let the deer be the focus with those amazing papers - and the pretty embossed interiors! hugs, de

Sandy said...

So glad I found you (or should I say sweet Lori found you)!!!! Your cards are so elegant - I guess I like the gold one the bast. Beautifully designed and made.
I love Elf's - Did I tell you that I am a big pretend freak and live in all sorts of fantasy world of miniatures. So gotta go check that Elf deal out for sure!!!
I have three cats - the first one looks like Honeydew, the second one looks like Kiwi and the third is a big (weighing in at 20 pounds) grey male). Yep I am a cat lady and love all cats any size. Would dearly love to have a white Siberian Tiger!
I guess I have rambled enough!!
sandy xx

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Kitty these are gorgeous! Love the simplicity to them but love those metallics!!! You did a fantastic job the past few days and I am so inspired! ANd love your elf!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a fantastic day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Sandy said...

I am in love with your Elf and the little bitty one too!
Sandy xx

Regina Easter said...

clean and simple and PERFECTION..........

Mary Holshouser said...

I guess I'd go with the brown, then the gold,
and finally the silver. Love to use
metallics for my cards.
the cards are clean and simple but so pretty.
The inside is beautiful too.
thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

What pretty Christmas cards! Love the metallic reindeer (no favorite - love them all) and the diagonal design with the glittery snowflakes. So happy that you've been a part of Visions of Sugarplums, Kitty!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great sentiment to go with your deer! I like the the copper one best because... COPPER! And it's not just because it is I'm from Arizona, home of the 3 Cs... cotton, cattle and copper. It's because copper is different than the usual gold and silver, although copper is making a hit this year.

SHartl said...

Wow, those cards are so pretty. I love the simple design with that gorgeous deer die cuts. Eli just cracks me up, posing with that HUGE elf, but now my elf Loopy wants to go for a ride on the town as well!

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Kitty, so elegant.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, all three are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the designs and the deer!! Elegant and stunning my friend!! I truly can't pick a favorite!! I love them all!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

These are stunning Kitty! The metallic cardstock was a perfect choice and the inside of the cards is beautiful too! So nice to se Eli out an about!

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous CAS card all in great colours but love the bronze as it is not often used, great dies and design.
Thank you for joining our 'CAS' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Michele K. Henderson said...

I love all three, but I think m,y favorite is the gold. It looks great with the snowflakes!
Happy Holidays!

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous elegant cards Kitty! Beautifully designed! I love all three but my favorite is the copper one! Little Eli is having a lot of fun this year as well!
xoxo Olga

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Kitty, yoir three CAs are just amazing!! Love this deer die, it's very elegant and sweet! Your idea of metallic deers is really clever, and the foam adds a fabulous dimension to them!! I love all, I can't choose a favourite!! Pheraps the copper is the most "natural" look for a deer, but love very much also the gold and the silver! The snowflakes and the blings look marvellous! Three great card!!
Eli is very tini near the giant Elf. How cute and fun are them toghether!

mandysea said...

Heeeello! Just love your three cards and the metallic deers look so striking! Flawless embossing ... if only I can get that clever! The way you've embellished these cards is beautiful!

Jeannie said...

These are just stunning KT and the embossed inside sentiment is super special too. Thanks so much for joining my Christmas Critters blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! these are so elegant Kitty! Hard to pick a fave. Wish I had time to hop, but I got nothing done today as it is. xxD

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gosh, I just love these! So elegant and fabulous with the metallic shimmer. Thanks so much for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Let It Snow' challenge. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

McStamper said...

Beautiful deer cards. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us during the hop.

Carol from La Crosse said...

Stunningly Beautiful cards!! Love how you coordinated the embossing powder with the color of the deer. I do things like that. :-)

Thank you so much for being a part of this Wonderful blog hop! Merry Christmas to you and yours !!!

aussie aNNie said...

Your CAS creations are beautiful and thank you for entering my challenge theme of CAS [clean and simple]at Allsorts Challenges, do hope to see you again. ♥
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Anke said...

Wonderful, I love the three cards with the deer and the snowflakes.

Greetings from Germany

Tracey said...

A favorite...hmmmm? Love all three! Really pretty cards!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful CAS card designs, thank you for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create this time.
Lorraine DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the sparkle shine of the metallic Deers. Daisy Elf likes the figure Eli is posing with for a wonderful photo opp.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful holiday cards. Love your CAS approach.

Karen Letchworth said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog, and I thank you for participating in the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop this year. I've been SO inspired, and I can't thank you enough.
Karen L

Joyce said...

Lovely trio of cards. I cannot pick a favorite, as I love them all. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Heather said...

Wow! These are so gorgeously CAS!! The silver is definitely my favorite as I am a complete silver girl. But they are all beautiful for sure. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and CHNCC2.

vinita jain said...

Super gorgeous set, love the leaping deer, especially the silver metallic!!!

Gerrina said...

Great design in all colours! Great CAS and so modern-looking! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Gayatri said...

Elegant set of cards. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Mervi said...

Lovely and elegant card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts CAS week;-))m

Jerrie said...

The metallic deer make your card so seasonal and elegant!

Jerrie said...

The metallic deer make your card so seasonal and elegant!

Greta said...

I love all metallics, but the gold version is my favorite! These are gorgeous!

Marie B. said...

Hi Kitty! I can't pic a favorite...I just CAN'T! I love them all! Such an elegant design...so, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

Jennifer Scull said...

these are really pretty! great CAS cards! :)


Such a beautiful wintery CAS cards and just perfect for our 'Let It Snow’ challenge this week. I love the snowflake stamps you've used...they're stunning. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Fiki said...

so pretty cards!
lots of hugs!

Hetty said...

Stunning card with the metallic deer. Absolutely LOVE it.
What a great new friend for Eli. Hope they have fun together!


Oh I love your dashing metallic deers with the snowflake in the background Kitty! It's a beautiful joyful holiday card set. I can feel the magic of the holiday just looking at the graceful deer. And I found Eli! Haha. I have an "Eli" too! Got him last Christmas with the "Elf On The Shelf" book which both of them been sitting on fireplace mantle since then. So my Eli doesn't look as warm and cozy like your Eli hiding between the boots of his new friend! Have a great day Kitty and warm hugs to you!

Chris said...

Stunning! One can never go wrong with prancing stags and snowflakes :) Thank you for helping me kick of my new heARTful stamping challenge this past week...please come again! Oh, and for naming it too! tee hee

Theresa Pace said...

lovely CAS cards. very elegant and perfect for batch making. myfavourite is the silver one. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck in the challenge, Theresa DT xx

Cindy said...

Elegant and stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful CAS cards!
I have a white male cat with blue eye, his name is snowman :o)
Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Eret said...

How elegant cards. Love your CAS design. Embossed snowflakes are wonderful on it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle. Hope you join with us again in our new challenge.
Eret x

Helen said...

A great card - love it!

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x

Eek Eek said...

I think these cards are beautiful, simple but extremely effective, it takes some skill to achieve this CAS look! :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis