Wednesday 11 December 2019

…everything is softer and more beautiful

Sharing what could quite possibly be the only individualised Christmas card I make this year featuring the cute Little Reindeer stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs.

For my layout I’ve followed the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I just made it into a square instead of a rectangle.  I used layers of mats for interest and some messy foiling and embossing (see a great YouTube on this technique by Dawn Woleslagle here) for my background.

Over at The Paper Players they have a colour palette to play with.  I’ve used the Seaside Spray and Crumb Cake as my cardstock layers.  I tried to get a brown that was similar to the Crumb Cake to colour up my cute little reindeer.  I did add a couple of other colours in the lightbulbs and decorations hanging off his antlers and I couldn’t help but do his nose red for the most famous reindeer of all!  Instead of colouring the lightbulbs that were part of the stamp I’ve stuck some Darice mini ones over the stamped ones for my only embellies.

As I’ve featured one of her gorgeous stamps on my card, I am also linking this up at Gerda Steiner Designs where they always play anything goes.

Speaking of anything goes challenges, that’s always our theme at Bizzy Bec’s too.  So why not link up a project and be in the draw to win five digi stamps of your choice.  You can find our December challenge here.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Silver
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Word ~ 2" Merry
Inks & Paints etc
Copic Multiliner ~ sepia
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Seaside Spray
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Candied Apple, Pine Needles & Spun Sugar
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Close To My Heart Cardstock ~ White Daisy
Couture Creations Foil ~ Silver
Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Sparkle Cardstock Holiday ~ Silver
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Crumb Cake & Seaside Spray
Uniquely Creative Cardstock ~ Bookingforld Watercolour Paper
Ribbons & Trims
Darice Mini Garland ~ Light Bulbs
Stampin’ Up! ~ 150496 So Many Stars

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness, what a cute little reindeer...those little lights are just fantastic! Your coloring is amazing as well! Thanks for playing with my colors this week at the Paper Players!

  2. How adorable is this! I love this little guy! Your coloring is wonderful...and I love the bright pop of color with the lights. Thank you for sharing at The Paper Players this week!


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