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.
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.
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 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!
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