Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A Merry Christmas Reindeer!
Here's a card I created with some of Spellbinders newest holiday die templates. The reindeer and swirly die cut are from S4-287 Fanciful Holiday. I cut them out of felt using dark brown for the deer and burgundy for the swirl pattern. The corners and the burgundy ring around the deer are felt, too. It cuts quite easily with 1 or 2 passes through the Grand Calibur. I also used S4-292 Beaded Circles to create a frame for the reindeer. The beaded edge is cut with #4 (the largest) in the Beaded Circles set. To get the scalloped inside edge I used #3 Beaded Circles in the center, a great edge and it matches perfectly! The card base is dark red card stock with Aged Mahogany rubbed along the edges. The lighter area around "Merry Christmas" is the actual color. The greeting is from Hero Arts Holiday Sayings, stamped and embossed with white EP. The embossed paper under the deer was first sprayed with Mint Chocolate Chip Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. Chalkboard Glimmer Mist is opaque with a subtle sheen compared to regular Glimmer Mist. It was embossed over Spellbinders 12-1006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities. Actually, it's debossed, meaning that the pattern in impressed into the paper versus being raised above the paper. I used the same paper under the swirl die cut at the bottom of the card. Each is matted with light blue paper the same color as the Beaded Circles frame. I used part of the smaller ornate swirls from Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday set for the corners. The final touch is a tiny jingle bell on the reindeer.