Saturday 28 October 2017

Elegant Stag


I love stag images and decided to create a stencil that would allow me to use a gorgeous stags head on some card designs.  This is a stencil that I cut from the same image as the mdf shape that I shared recently here

Here are a couple of the cards that I made with my new stencil today:

The open space of the stag's head provides a great opportunity for inking and stamping which is what I did here with some Card-io and Uniko stamps.  The sentiment is from Penny Black and the doe is grounded with some glitter which isn't showing up too well here!  I will link this card up at Less is More where the challenge this week is over stamping and at Simon's Monday Challenge where the theme is monochrome.

Here I dabbed gold paint through the stag aperture and them added some snowflake and foliage stamps from Uniko in black to create an elegant Christmas colour combination.  I shall link this card up as a third entry at Simon Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge.
I have added the stencil to my folksy shop in case you are interested in getting hold of one for yourself.  The stencil measures 13cm x 13 cm and the stag image itself measures approx. 9cm tall which makes it a great size as a focal point on cards and other projects.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sarah x



  1. Beautiful card Sarah - love the colours you chose for the stag.

  2. Of all the entries in the LIM gallery I just had to visit you first, your stunner of a card just made me want to see more! Sarah, these are gorgeous, I adore your first card in those blue shades, such a beautiful design. I already have a stag stencil so this has given me some great inspiration, thank you. And thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita xx

  3. Wow, this is awesome!! Fabulouse card!!
    Thank you so much for this great inspiration!!
    Rosi x

  4. Oh how beautiful, Sarah! I love the colors of your first card, some of my fave shades of blue and green there! The stamping you did looks amazing, this has given me many ideas -I have a large stag stencil and have never thought of stamping on top of the inking. Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  5. love your card Sarah, that stag is so beautiful and majestic, thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  6. OMG Sarah ! Those cards are a delight for the eyes and I'm especially in love with your blue first one ! So delicate and so, so beautiful ! I could not resist to order you this wonderful stencil ! With your stunning cards you're given us so much inspiration ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  7. that's a fabulos stencil and image, love the blue one the best, but both are gorgeously cas

  8. The lightly inked blue with the over stamping is soft and delicate, Sarah, and the addition of the doe and fawn is very sweet. The gold and black card is so elegant.

  9. What a useful stencil, brilliant cards using it.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  10. Another fantastic example of stamp layering and I think this one caught my eye and said 'go on buy that stencil!' So neat, clever, classy and CAS. A real beauty and thanks for playing along again at LIM this week x

  11. This card is so beautiful.I mean the first one with the stamp layering.fantastic!