Monday, 14 February 2011

Reindeer games

Hazel's challenge this week over on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge is to feature a creature on your card.

I chose this elegant reindeer and gave him a snowy landscape (torn cardstock) to leap across on this teeny weeny card (it's a 3 inch square). The stamp set has one snowflake stamp and the dot but I used a separate sentiment set and that also has a snowflake so you can mix them up to create a bit more variety.

The antlers are beautifully delicate but would be a nightmare to cut out so I stamped the reindeer first on the card base and then stamped again on a scrap of cardstock and cut him out, chopping off the antlers. The head and body are raised with a scrap of cardstock underneath for a tiny bit of dimension with the hooves stuck directly to the card base.

Stamps:
Holly Jolly Christmas and Season’s Greetings (Technique Tuesday)

Paper:
Kraft (actaully a file folder chopped up)
Cryogen white

Ink
Adirondack in by Ranger (Espresso and Latte)
Colorbox Pigment ink by clearsnap (Frost White)

Other:
E35 marker by Copic
White pencil by Prismacolor
Detail white embossing powder by Stampendous
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers
Nail art gems


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Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is off to a great start!

16 comments:

Paula said...

love this card...everything is just spot on

Laura said...

Lovely card! Such a clever way to add dimension to the reindeer, too.

Suzie said...

Gorgeous Joanne! You think up such lovely things!

Hazel said...

You certainly do think up lovely ideas, Joanne - I love the way you stamped the reindeer first to get the delicate antlers (must remember that tip). Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 7 - hope to see you again soon. x

Kathy said...

Lovely card Joanne - great idea for getting round the antler-cutting-out problem!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great card and admire you working on Christmas cards. We have a rule in our house to not discuss Christmas until Halloween is over but it does make it all a bit last minute.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful Card, love the reindeer

S-J said...

Lovely card, I was just wondering how you'd managed such delicate antlers but you very kindly shared the technique...

Lucy Edmondson said...

Brilliant! The trick with the antlers is spot on!

Lucy x

Janice said...

Great use of a few neutral colours.

Kaz said...

What a gorgeous card JOanne xx

Karen said...

Fabulous Joanne! x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Joanne! Never too soon to start making Christmas cards x

Traceyr said...

tee hee a reindeer - my favourite. Great card Joanne.

:)

Di said...

Oh this is adorable Joanne, fab crafting xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Joanne, just perfect x