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!
Today I am excited to share several cards with you made using fall and winter dies from the new Rubbernecker die release. If you have been on the fence about starting to make fall and winter cards then these great dies may be just the push you need. You can check out all the new dies in the release at the bottom of my post.
This clean and simple Thanksgiving card was made using the new Turkey die.
I fell in love with the Reindeer and Birds set and couldn’t wait to put them in a winder scene.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my cards made using the dies from the new Rubbernecker die release. I’ll be posting each card with a step by step tutorial this week. You can see two new cards that I posted yesterday in my Rubbernecker Sneak Peek post.
Cut the birds and flower buds using red cardstock and the flower stems using green cardstock.
Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower stems using glossy accents.
Color the beaks of the birds using a black marker.
Attach a double layer of mounting tape to the back of the deer, tuck it in behind the grass layer and attach to the card base.
Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the two birds and attach to the tree trunks.
Finish by tucking the flower stems and a few extra grass sprigs in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.
Note: The red birds and flowers add small touches of color and interest to scene without taking away from the masculine theme.
I have no idea how often I have made a masculine card with a deer and tree theme. Check out my Birch Tree and Deer Scene to see the same dies used for a winter themed card and my Woodland Deer Scene using a mother and baby deer. Pinterest has tons of masculine card ideas for inspiration. I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a good Sunday.
Cut the deckle layer using white cardstock, insert in embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
Use ATG adhesive to attach the deckle layer to the red background layer.
Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the deckle layer and attach it to the white card base.
Cut the deckle hill layer using white cardstock and attach it to the deckle layer using strips of mounting tape.
Create the Scene
Cut the deer and tree using white cardstock.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the scene base, Note: I added a few rolled up tiny glue dots to a few key spots to hold the upper branches in place.
Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen branches.
Cut tiny pieces off of a branch and attach them to the deer neck using glossy accents. I added a tiny red collar to the mamma dear just for fun even though we know deer don’t wear collars. LOL!
Punch out red 1/16″ circles and attach them to the necks of both deer using glossy accents.
Tuck the mamma and baby deer in behind the snow layer and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
Cut the green branches apart and attach them in behind the snow layer using glossy accents.
Use red cardstock to cut the birds and color their beaks with a black marker.
Finish the scene by attaching the birds to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
Cut the Deckle Rectangle using white cardstock and cut the frame opening using a die from the Nested Rectangle set.
Use white cardstock to cut two Deckle Hills layers, cut to fit the frame and attach to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to fit in the frame, stamp the Splatter Background using white pigment ink and emboss using white embossing powder.
Use green cardstock to cut the Evergreen Trees, stamp with the Splatter Background using white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach the Kraft snow background layer.
Attach the framed scene background to the card baser using ATG adhesive.
Color the Deer
Cut the deer using white cardstock.
Apply a fine layer of Antique Linen ink over the whole deer body using a mini applicator.
Use Vintage Photo ink to add darker shades of brown to the ears and upper body of the deer. Note: Check out my Coloring Die Cut Animals tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I colored my deer.
Assemble the Scene and Evergreen Arrangement
Tuck the trees in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
Secure the deer to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.
Arrange the holly on the frame corner and attach using glossy accents.
Apply Ultimate Glue and clear glitter to the evergreen branches and allow to dry.
Tuck the branches in between the holly branches and attach using glossy accents.
I had such a good time making the nature themed deer Christmas card. You can check out this deer Christmas card Pinterest link if you would like more inspiration. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a good day.
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