Japanese Deer in a Woodland Shadow Box

It’s Sabrina here today, with a card featuring the Japanese Deer Brushstroke stamp from Art Neko  in a woodland shadow box scene. Like my previous card with the sweet little Geisha and her bonsai tree, this is a multi-purpose card that could be used either as a Christmas card or in this case as a card for any winter occasion. I actually stamped my trees with a homemade stamp using a Memory Box tree die-cut from foam – but the lovely brushstroke deer also comes as a set with a gorgeous snow-covered tree stamp – the Winter Deer and Trees set.


Japanese Deer Brushtroke stamp from Art Neko, shadow box card with the deer in a forest setting

I started by stamping my  Japanese deer with Memento Rich Cocoa onto white card and also onto a scrap of paper to create a mask. After masking him, I used my homemade stamp and Memento Bamboo Leaves to stamp the trees – masking the first one. This time the masking was easy with no cutting involved, I simply die-cut another tree from a Post-It. Originally I was planning to make a shaker box and was going to use extra matching trees to decorate it – but the card just wasn’t coming together as I imagined it, so I changed plans and made a little shadow box scene, using various dies to decorate it, and some Liquid Pearls for extra details. I decided to add a more festive touch with the little twine bows on the pinecones – and I think Christmas holly would make a good detail up in those corners too.

Toadstools aren’t really a feature of Christmas decor here in Ireland, but I know they are in parts of Europe so I added a couple of those, as well as a little bunny rabbit looking in to the majestic deer in his woodland setting.   I often make the traditional French Christmas Log (Bûche de Noel) which my mother always made every Christmas Eve – and typically it’s decorated with little meringue mushrooms.

Japanese Brushtroke Deer, a shadow box card creates a woodland setting

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3 Responses to Japanese Deer in a Woodland Shadow Box

  1. Holly November 30, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    Wow! Look at this work of art! I love the deer and your home-made trees! This shadow box is such a fun style of card, and your whole winter scene is just adorable! The bunny and the mushrooms and the pinecones are wonderful with the deer in the “window!”

  2. Karen Gibson-Clapper November 30, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Such a wonderful shadow box scene Sabrina. Love the pinecones with the tiny bow. Really sweet.

  3. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive December 2, 2016 at 5:05 am #

    This is a fabulous shadowbox card. I love the acorns and the cute mushroom with the pearls.

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