Friday 28 April 2017

Reindeer Circle

Hi everybody.  Well, it's that time of the month again when Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo holds her Rudolph Days Challenge.  It actually runs from the 25th until the end of the month.  This is a NBUS die which was a thank you from Mo for being on the Design Team last year and this is it's first outing.  I found a great technique, another from Jennifer McGuire using window dies and an inked inlay which worked well with this die.  I will try to explain it as I go along, but for a more in depth explanation I have linked to her post and video.  Anyway, here is the card.

I started with a piece of white card and cut the Memory Box Reindeer Circle die twice.  I then stuck some pieces of removable tape over the back of one of them, and using my Distress Inks in Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries and Fired Brick I blended the ink  and covered the whole piece and the surrounding area too.  I removed the tape and took out the two large background pieces leaving just the deer, and mounted this on to Stick It adhesive.  I then took the two white  background pieces from the second die cut and placed them into the spaces.  Obviously the pieces that are left make another topper with the reverse colours, i.e. a white deer and coloured background.  I found one of my stitched circle dies which is slightly larger and die cut it out.  I then mounted this on to craft foam for added dimension.

I decided to emboss the  6" square white base card with a Falling Snow Stencil and I don't know why but it doesn't seem to have embossed very deeply.  I then mounted the topper having first added some gold stars, and gave it some glittery shine with my Wink of Stella pen on just the deer and the coloured outside edge, again not really visible here.

 I finished by die cutting a sentiment from the craft foam and coloured it with some Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink.  It does take quite a long time to dry and being a little impatient I helped it along with my heat gun being careful not to get too close as I didn't want to melt it. 

Thank you for looking at my blog today and see you again soon.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges - No. 11.
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas.
Happy Little Stampers April Christmas Challenge - Embossing.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A beautiful CAS design Pat! I LOVE that colourful circular frame, it really pops against that crisp white and shows off the focal image to perfection! Have a great Bank Holiday my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

scrappymo! said...

I can see the falling snow EF and it looks great on this pretty card. So glad to see you were able to use that die. Makes me smile to see that!

Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge
Great technique and great that you now have the makings of a second "reverse" card...

Liz said...

This is such a beautiful, striking card, Pat. The blended colours are stunning against the white. I love the deer die cut, perfect for inlaying.
Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days Guest Designer's hat on. Thank you for joining in the challenge this month. Good luck! xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a wonderful card! I love the colors you used for blending. A great twist on traditional Christmas Colors. The falling snow embossed background is fantastic and I love the little stars you added around the reindeer. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Pat love the way you have showcased the die...looks stunning
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Karen Dunbrook said...

wonderful card the colour blends of the circle and reindeer, makes for a beautiful holiday card.
xx Karen

Janice said...

This is a stunning Christmas card Pat, I love the coloured frame and reindeer.
Janice x

Skye said...

A stunning card. I love the blended frame, really pops against the white card.

Viv said...

What a fab card Pat! The colours you've used are gorgeous!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love your CAS card.Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

Lori said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges! Lori DT

Chris said...

What a beautiful CAS card, love the design...fabulous result with the inlaid die cuts.
Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'