On December 14th I went to the Carlsbad mall, not to shop, but to check out the Oceanside Museum of Art's Exploring Engagement project called "Winter Wonderland" by artist Armando de la Torre . That day they were offering a free card and wrapping paper workshop, open to anyone who stopped by. The space was a creative workshop in action and I enjoyed every minute. I decided to make a card and came up with a deer head design that I cut out on a sheet of foam "paper". One of the participating artists found me a piece of wood scrap that I used to mount (peel and stick - so easy!) the foam "stamp". I rolled brown ink on the deer stamp and went to work. It was fun, and the artists there were enthusiastic and encouraging.
Here's a photo of the printed cards. I didn't think the brown would show up that well on the navy paper, but it actually it does stand out.