Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wish for Peace on Earth for 12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style- Week 2

Welcome! I've finished up my card for  12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style-Week 2 which is being hosted by Linda of The Funkie Junkie. Linda's tag is a slice of  Festive Vintage Heaven! Please be sure to stop by her blog and see her amazing tag! I was so inspired by her red and pale green color palette, those beautiful trees and of course, her sweet little decorative deer.

I used my brand spankin' fresh from The Funkie Junkie Boutique Tim Holtz Mini Woodlands stencil (set 21) and Evergreen Bough Distress ink for the background, and cut a Woodlands Thinlit to top it off. "Peace" is from Tim's Handwritten Holidays set, and I cut it 3 times and layered it up. The white card back panel is inked with Festive Berries using the Nordic stencil from the same set of minis--how convenient! I  aged it a little with Frayed Burlap. I used 2 of the Impression Obsession Deer Trio instead one of the herd of Tim's decorative deer that was in my package from Funkie Junkie, because I want to simply pop this in an envelope and send it. To get the metallic look Linda has on her sweet dimensional deer, I used a gold envelope saved from the junkmail, and toned them down a little with a smear and a wipe of Black Soot Distress ink.

I used some old Gilded Holidays Remnant Rubs and the new Holiday Talk Metallic Stickers for some more glitz.

I have a huge spool of vintage baker's twine,so I was real excited to see it on Linda's tag. I also used a little snippet of crinkle ribbon. Three down, nine to go! Will I make it before the 19th of December???

I got the whole herd together for a group shot.

Aren't these deer adorable?! You can find these and many of the other products I used at The Funkie Junkie Boutique-links to specific products are below.

I'm sharing my card with these challenges:
-Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #256-257-Anything Goes My 5th and final entry this challenge.
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Christmas Critters
-Morgan's Art World Challenge #23-Use an Item From Your Stash I finally got to use some of that 500 yards of vintage baker's twine!

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Beautiful Sara! I love the pattern on the backing, how fun is that! Your main panel is just amazing, all splashy and splattery, like a snow storm in the forest! The metallic deer add a little nature and flair at the same time. Just wonderful my friend!

  2. DANG! This rocks! I just love the retro, yet vintage and not too retro vibe! That is my sweet spot indeed! Your bg is awesome - I need that stencil set! I totally want these deer dies now - AHHH! I guess Linda succeeded in wooing us into her shop with this challenge. ;0 LOL! Holiday hugs my friend, Autumn

  3. Beautiful card Sara Emily! The card has such a Christmas feel to it! The colours are fantastic and I love how you added the deer to it. Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

  4. Love the way your bow/twine matches your bright and cheery background Sara. But I also like that you added a more muted scenic view too - best of all worlds. Happy Elegance! Xj.

  5. this is so beautiful Sara!! I love, love, love it!

  6. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily!! This should be in a frame!! The background looks amazing!! I love the stencil you used!! The shiny deer look so beautiful!! Wow!! I love, love this!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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  7. I love this retro card, Sara Emily! All of your trees are awesome, and those little deer are too cute! Your Nordic background is a great look for your focal images. Great job and yes, you're going to get all 12 done by the deadline!! Hugs :-)

  8. hello sara! WOW...this is fabulous, I luv the tree stamping and the gold accents! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  9. This is gorgeous! I love the way the trees in the background look! Just beautiful!

  10. OK, now I want to have every product you used here, Sara! This fantastic card really made my day! Your background is stunning and those deers are super gorgeous! So festive and so brilliantly done, my friend! I completely agree with Lisa, this should be in a frame and I would just add - on my wall :)
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  11. LOVE your take on Linda's original Sara, I am completely in love with your background, - a wonderful card!!!

  12. I absolutely LOVE the choice of colors - the colors pop off the paper and so beautifully designed. LOVELY tag.

  13. I also wanted to say so glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  14. This is so, so pretty, from the gorgeous red in the background, to the soft ethereal colours in the foreground - and then those gorgeous shimmery deer - absolutely gorgeous Sara! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Beautiful! I saw this on pinterest and loved it. Charming card. (I have to remember that it doesn't have to be a tag every time!

  16. LOVE THIS!! Totally fantastic. The stenciled BG is gorgeous, beautiful job on that. And the stenciled trees with just the lightest touch is such a perfect BG for your die cut tree. And the deer are perfect too. This is simply lovely, Sara. I'm delighted you have shared it with my visitors for the challenge.


  17. Ooh, I just love those ghostly trees in the background - gorgeous! - and the deer, both 2D and 3D are charming - lovely take on tag 2!
    Alison x

  18. What a beautiful wood land scene, love the texture and your background, too, Thank You for playing along with HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

  19. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card.



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