Thursday 29 March 2018

Reindeer Circle

Hi all.  I am a little late getting to the party but did want to get my card in for Rudolph Days Challenge which is run by the lovely Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, and starts on the 25th and runs until the end of the month.  I used the Memory Box Reindeer Circle and Craft Emotions Snow Crystals dies and a technique of impressing the die shape into the card which I saw over at Jennifer McGuire's blog a while ago.

The impressed die technique needs a die with a flat base, and when dry embossed with the flat side down against the paper it leaves the outside shape pressed into the card, and then the die cut shape sits on the top and gives another look and another way of using your dies.

I die cut  a stitched circle of approximately 4" with a snippet of red card using a set of circle dies from The Works, and impressed the die as described above, and for more information see the technique on Jennifer's blog here.  I filled the circular shape with some glittery goodness using my Wink of Stella pen and then I die cut it again from another snippet of red card and removed the reindeer from the frame and added it over the glittery circle.

I took a 6" square white base card and impressed two of the smallest and one medium snowflakes in opposite corners, and then die cut them from a snippet of white card, and before adding them over the impressed card I also added WOS to them to make them stand out.

At this point I thought the topper looked a little plain so decided to remove the reindeer, which luckily proved fairly easy, and added some embossed falling snow to the topper using a Marianne Snow Flakes Embossing Folder.  This did take away some of the depth of the impression I had made with the die, but it does improve the look of the topper.

Lastly I added the sentiment using Candied Apple Distress Ink which stamped very evenly,  always a worry with the DI's as the make up of the ink does make getting a crisp image more difficult, but using the Misti meant I could add the ink several times to get a good finish.

Thank you for your visit and I hope to see you again soon, and I hope you all have an enjoyable Easter.

I am entering the following challenges:

Rudolph Days March Challenge - Anything Goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop  - No. 322 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  - Anything Goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  - No. 378 Anything Goes/Optional theme.  I have used the optional theme of Christmas Song or Carol (mine was inspired by Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer).
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossing.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No. 86 Twinkle Twinkle.  Stars.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 25 Anything Christmas Goes.
Happy Little Stampers March Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Reindeer.
Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.


MaryH said...

Very CAS, but with the bold reds, it's very striking. I love this dry embossed effect and adding the leaping reindeer dressed up the circles so nicely. Love the snowflakes, and I'm so glad you were able to remove the deer to add the glimmer of snow! This is just beautiful Pat. I was late too, nearly forgot the day! TFS & Happy Easter.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Pat, the red and gold look great together x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pat :-) the reindeer is fabulous and I love the impressed snowflakes, the whole design is stunning!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another great technique from you Pat! And thank you for another step-by-step! Fingers crossed, this comment will actually post now! Have a wonderful Easter my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Pat this is so cool...especially love the spotlight of red and the gorgeous white background
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Jean said...

Nice technique used here Pat, and I like the red and white colour combination.
Jean x

Bobby said...

I love the techniques you used, Pat. They all came together to make a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, loving your card, the bold red and gold together is fabulous, brilliant design too, Kate x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 378 - hope to see you again soon x

scrappymo! said...

The techniques you used combined for one lovely card! I like the colours, as the red pops off the page so well.
The technique you used sounds cool so will give it a try.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so lovely...I really like how you created this! well done.
xx Karen

Di said...

What a great card Pat - I recall see ing the dry embossing technique you've used so beautifully, thanks for the reminder! As Mo says, the red really does pop so well - a wonderful Christmas card.


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

What an eye catching card and technique. Never heard of this one before and boy does it look good. Love the sentiment stamped in the candied apple and yes where would we be without the glorious Misti? Fabulous card Pat x

Liz said...

Super Christmas card, Pat. I love the colour combination and thanks for the instructions for using the dies this way. The result is really effective. xx

AlisonC said...

I saw this technique on her video but have yet to try it but now you've reminded me. It very effective using these small snowflakes and frames your lovely centrepiece. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

BożenA said...

Happy Easter!
A beautiful card and a very interesting design. I love the glow of the inner circle, the reindeer is great.
Thank you for joining our challenge in HLS Xmas.

Fabiola said...

Quelle adorable carte Pat, j'aime les rennes sur les cartes.... merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, Biz