There’s just something about these two adorable fellows on this reindeer card that cracks me up! They look like they’ve taken a little break in between some raucous reindeer games to plot with their cardinal buddies! And I just love that I was able to create such a detailed scene around the reindeer with tree dies and a snowy background.

To make this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Reindeer and Birds paired with the Inside Scallop Nested, Evergreen Trees, Tabbed Birch Trees, Deckle Hills and Splatter Background stamp.

a handmade reindeer card featuring two adorable die cut reindeer and tiny die cut cardinals against a winter background

The Snowy Scene Base and Trees

  • Cut a white A2 sized card base.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen trees.
  • Cut a scene layer using light blue cardstock and the largest of Inside Scallop dies.
  • Secure the splatter background stamp and green trees in the MISTI. 
  • Apply white pigment ink to the stamp and stamp the trees, apply white embossing powder and heat.
  • Repeat the above steps with the blue scene layer.
  • Attach a red layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the snowy scene layer and attach to the card base.

A wintry reindeer card handmade using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Reindeer and Birds

  • Cut the reindeer sections using brown, tan, white and light pink cardstock.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds, wings and scarves.
  • Attach the wings to the bird bodies using glossy accents and color the beaks using a black marker.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of brown ink on the deer bodies and head.
  • Assemble the antlers, ears and face sections and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the scarves to the reindeer using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the heads and attach them to the bodies.

The Birch Trees and Snow Layers

  • Cut two sections of deckle hills and birch trees using white cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die to cut both snow layers to match the snowy layer borders.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of gray to the notches on the birch trees.

Assemble the Scene

  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the snow layers and attach to the card base.
  • Tuck the evergreen trees in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the birch trees and tuck them in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape on the back of the reindeer to attach them to the front of the snow layers.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the birch tree and snow layer.

Note: The scene is mostly light blue, green and white so I layered the scene on red to make it stand out more and then used red scarves and red birds inside the scene to create eye catching pops of color.

A winter themed reindeer card featuring two die cut reindeer against a snowy background

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Tabbed Birch Trees Die Cut 5167-02D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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A reindeer card like this one can be a great card to send around Christmas to people who may not celebrate the holiday but to whom you want to send some warm winter wishes. I’d love to hear what you think about YOUR wintry friends once you’ve had a chance to make a few!