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Comic-style Oh Deer Card
Hi crafty friends! Lauren here, I know technically Christmas is over, but this idea popped into my head and I couldn't resist! I think these deer are hilarious, and I thought it would be fun to do a comic-style card.
I started with a 5x7 Alabaster cardstock panel, and I cut some random squares and rectangles with my paper trimmer. If you have square and rectangle dies you can use those too. I arranged them on the cardstock panel and traced around them lightly with a pencil.
I used some masking paper and Raven detail ink to stamp some of the deer to look like they were inside the boxes, and some parts sticking out. I did a little more masking with the panel with the three deer, so that it kind of looked like the big deer squished the other two! I used a micron pen to draw the thought bubbles drifting to the other panels, and then used copic markers to fill in the backgrounds and the deer. I decided not to do any blending or shading; if you look at old school comics, they typically don't have that element. It actually makes the coloring on these type of cards go fairly quickly! I used the micron pen to add some little scribbly elements in the corners, and some cross-hatching, dots and stripes to the boxes as well. Then I used a thicker black marker to outline the boxes. I used a white gel pen to add some snowy dots to the background. I stamped the "Oh Deer" and "happy holidays" sentiments onto a scrap of Alabaster cardstock, and Drew the oval and the explosion-type outlines, and used my new scissors to cut them out. I popped them up with a little foam tape, and then matted the whole thing on Raven cardstock.
Did you give up on holiday cards yet or are you having trouble putting away your stamps like me?? Post your creations to social media, and don't forgot to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding so we can see what you make! Have a great weekend.
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