Friday, 19 January 2018

The Stag's Head

.. sounds like a pub name, so if you've dropped in expecting to read about a trip to a pub, I'm sorry to disappoint!

I was inspired to make this by the photo inspiration which is this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More  

You can probably see that I was inspired by the black, white and gold colour scheme, the stags' heads and the spots and stripes.

The background is made using a Uniko stencil that I won before Christmas but hadn't used yet, on black card with Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium. The stag topper is cut with a die I've had for years, part of an X-cut Build-a-Scene set. I positioned it in the centre of the bigger square and it didn't quite look "pulled together". Two stripes of spotty washi tape put that right!

I am also sharing this with

Uniko Studio challenge - Something old, something new 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes


  1. LOVE the gold glitter wonky stripes, so sparkly! Wonderful take on the Uniko challenge, using a craft item that's old and one that is new! FAB! Thanks for joining in on the fun. Hugs Bev x

  2. Very classy card, Jane, great design. Love the background and the magnificent stag. xx

  3. A very classy card Jane, the sparkle medium looks fab.
    THanks for joining in at ATSM. :)

  4. A super card Jane, a fabulous background and elegant stag.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Great design, love the sparkle background with the gloss of the stags head
    Hugs Kaz xx

  6. A fabulous card Jane, ideal for those hard to please males too.

    Sue xx

  7. woooww Jane
    love love much that deer in gold
    so shiny and look so elegant too
    and you have a great interpretation from the Photo Inspiration..
    many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this time

  8. Love love love that stenciled background. Perfect for showcasing that deer - and I agree the washi tape just completes this gorgeous card perfectly. You certainly picked well from that gorgeous Inspiration Photo. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week Jane.

  9. Love the way you've used the elements of that inspiration photo, Jane. That gold glitter background with the random black stripes is gorgeous as are the two dotted strips across it. But the star of the card is clearly that wonderful gold die-cut stag's head. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  10. Yes your titling does sound like a great pub. Love the image and your black and gold artistry with the background pieces. Wonderful masculine card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Challenge this week.

  11. Gorgeous card, love the glittery stenciled background x

  12. How fun is this! What a fabulous masculine card! I love all your elements! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  13. You made me smile with the introduction of your post ! Fabulous card ! Love how you used the Wonky Stripes stencil to make this sparkling background. Combine with the stag's head you really made the perfect take of the ATSM & Uniko challenges ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !

  14. WOW! Dramatic, exotic, eye-catching and FABULOUS! Love your use of the stencil in particular and what an inspirational backdrop it creates. One to CASE I think. Thanks for joining us at Uniko this month x

  15. This is stunning! Love the dramatic gold and black - the sparkly stripes look fab! Very elegant. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko. Deborah, DT.

  16. Great interpretation of the inspiration photo. The glitz and glamour are so much fun.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  17. Awesome card!Very elegant and classy!Love it!Sorry for commenting so late I've been fighting a bad cold still.Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)

  18. The glitter stripes look fun in the BG, thanks for joining us at Uniko


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