The Indignant Stag postcard
This is the postcard that I will send to Chris' hunting friends. Although Chris and most of his friends don't hunt deer, I think they will get a kick out of this one. This one was really pretty easy to make.
I talked about the screens I used for the background and stag head in this post. I've had the stag screen for a couple of years and bought it specifically for Christmas cards but I couldn't quite come up with a good idea to use it until this year. Once I decided to treat him like a Christmas tree I knew I had a winner.
I think he looks like he just woke up the morning after the office Christmas party and isn't quite sure what he did last night. Or maybe the fawns got to him while he was napping in front of the TV.
Aside from cutting out the stag head, this one went together fast. The only stitching is the ornament chain. The dots are made with dimensional fabric paint. The added benefit of having the paint dots on the end of the antlers is that it helps to keep the antlers from peeling up from the fabric.
I thought about using black thread for the edging but I think the added bit of red makes him even more festive or humiliated, whichever is appropriate.
I made 26 of these cards.
11/21/2016 11:34:47 am
The stag cards are a hoot! I am sure they will be hung up at the recipient's homes for all to see!
Tina in NJ
11/21/2016 02:00:14 pm
I'm imagining tinsel woven through his antlers! Very festive.
Lynne in Hawaii
11/21/2016 03:46:23 pm
Perfect! I really, really like the cards. (They did bring a grin...happy cards)
11/21/2016 04:46:34 pm
I thought the red on the tips of the antlers looked like they had their nails done LOL
11/21/2016 05:08:42 pm
Does bring a smile!
11/21/2016 05:35:09 pm
He does look a bit hungover.
11/22/2016 10:36:17 am
Love it! Very clever...
11/22/2016 03:01:22 pm
that might be my favorite....very cool
11/23/2016 11:36:29 am
Quite festive and wonderful, love the stag the best.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.