Friday, November 4, 2016

Merry Christmas Prancing Deer Card with Deb Riddell

Hello everyone, Deb here today to share a Christmas card with you that I made with Southern Ridge Trading Company’s Small Marked Reindeer, Small Primitive Stars, Star Stencil and the Merry Christmas Greeting Pack.

I started out with a piece of 110 lb white cardstock cut to 4” x 5 ¼” and stenciled it with clear embossing ink through the Star Stencil and then embossed it with Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder.

The embossed cardstock was then coloured with multiple shades of blue Distress inks and set aside to dry.

Another piece of white cardstock was coloured with multiple shades of green Distress spray stains.

The green cardstock was then die cut with the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tree Line die.

The Tree Line die cut was adhered to the blue embossed star background and the trees and bottom of the card were embossed with Fresh Fallen Snow embossing powder.

One of the Merry Christmas greetings was cut from the Merry Christmas Greetings Pack and painted with white acrylic paint as was one of the Small Primitive Stars.  Both chipboard pieces were then given a thin coating of Vintage Distress Collage medium and, once that had dried, both were embossed with clear embossing powder.

Three sizes of stars were die cut from white cardstock multiple times with a star die, stacked together for a bit of dimension (I made a stack of three die cuts for each star) and then painted with white acrylic paint.  The stars were also given a light coating of Vintage Distress Collage medium and while the medium was still wet, they were each sprinkled with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

The Small Marked Deer was given a coat of gloss varnish and, while the varnish was still wet, I carefully sprinkled just the antlers with Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter Dust.  Wish I could get a decent picture to show you this glitter, it is truly spectacular but the camera does not like taking pictures of it!

And then the card was assembled.  I made an A2 size card blank (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) from kraft cardstock and adhered the embossed star background to it with double sided tape before adhering all of the chipboard embellishments into place.  As a finishing touch, I added a bit of Stardust Stickles Glitter glue around the edge.  Here are a few closeups.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my Christmas card!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink: Distress Ink, Distress Spray Stain, Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter Dust, Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter & Vintage Distress Collage Medium
- Ranger Ink: Stickles - Stardust Glitter Glue
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Tree Line On The Edge die
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder & Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder
- Simon Says Stamp: Large Holiday Shapes dies
- DecoArt: Gloss Varnish
- DecoArt Americana: Cool White acrylic paint
- Scotch: Tacky Glue
- White and kraft cardstock
- Double sided tape
- Clear embossing powder
- Clear embossing ink

I hope that you will be inspired to enter our current challenge Christmas!  As hard as it is to believe, that wonderful holiday will be here before we know it so get out your crafting supplies and link up your creations.  You have a chance to win 4 designs from the online store - - a $20.00 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!  Can’t wait to see what you make, happy creating!

Deb xo


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    Merry christmas 2016

  2. Wonderful card! Love the different techniques you used, great idea to cut the trees out of spray stained card stock!