A Playful Reindeer Card!

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
[ ELH ]
New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
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
[ ELH ]
 

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!

New Rubbernecker Die Release

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. 

This sweet turkey card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

This fun Halloween slimline card was made using the Build an Owl and Owl Halloween add-ons.

One of my cute Halloween cards featuring die cut owls dressed in an assortment of owl costumes!

I love this new Winter Candles in Circle die. 

This lovely candle card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

I fell in love with the Reindeer and Birds set and couldn’t wait to put them in a winder scene. 

This cute reindeer card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

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.

 
5334-01D Turkey Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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5334-03D Tiny Leaves w/ Acorns #3
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5335-01D Build an Owl Die
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5335-02D Owl Halloween add on’s Die
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5335-03D Owl Christmas add on’s Die
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5334-04D Cute Monsters #1 Die
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5334-05D Cute Monsters #2 Die
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5336-04D Stocking’s in Circle Die
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5336-01D Winter Candles in Circle Die
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5336-02D Winter Deer In Circle Die
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5336-03D Winter Trees in Circle Die
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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5337-02D Santa’s Face Die
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5337-03D Winter Snowmen Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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5338-01D Santa Mini Die
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Masculine Card with Deer and Birch Trees

It is not always easy to come up with ideas  for a masculine card.  I usually turn to some kind of nature theme scene with animals and trees.  Deer are my favorite to use.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Birch Forest, Deer Family, Birds, Spring Leaves, Grass, Grass #2, Flower Buds and Flower Stems.

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy. Come see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

The Card Base and Blue Background

  • Cut an A2 sized white card base. 
  • Use white cardstock to cut a scene base to fit behind the tree panel.
  • Apply a blue sky background using a blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Cut the blue sky background layer to fit behind the Birch Forest Panel.
  • Attach the blue background layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.

The Birch, Leaves and Grass Layers

  • Cut the birch tree panel using white cardstock.
  • Cut the leaves and three grass layers using green cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply touches of Pumice Stone ink to the notches on the birch trees.
  • Attach the tiny small leaves to the birch tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach one grass layer to the blue background.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the birch frame and attach it to the blue scene layer.
  • Attach one grass layer flat to the front of the birch trees using ATG adhesive. 
  • Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the second grass layer to the front of the scene.
  • Cut two Grass #2 sections and tuck the sprigs in behind the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy.  Click on the card to see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

Color the Deer

  • Cut the deer using white cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light layer of Antique Linen ink over the deer body.
  • Apply darker shades of brown using a mini applicator and Vintage Photo ink.
  • Check out my Coloring Animals tutorial to see step by step photos of how I applied color to the deer.

Complete the Masculine Card

  • 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.

 

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy.  Click on the picture to see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

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. 

Here are the dies used for my project.

 
Birch Forest Die Cut 5167-01D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Here are the tools and supplies

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Christmas Cards with Deer are Always Popular

Christmas cards with deer are always popular and I love using them on an all white background.   Adding a few colorful images creates interest that pops against the white background.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Deer Family, Winter Tree, Nested Deckle Rectangles, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1 and Small Birds.  The polka dot embossed background was made using a retired folder made by Sizzix for Stampin’ Up!

Come see how I make Christmas cards with deer.

The Scene Base

  • 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.

Christmas cards with deer are always popular.

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.

Check out how I make Christmas cards with deer for family and friends.

Here are links to the dies I used for my card.

 
Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Here are links to the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 1/16 Inch Hand Punch, Circle
[ AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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So if you are looking for an idea to create your own Christmas cards with deer I welcome you to use mine as an inspiration.  You can find lots more Christmas cards with deer inspiration on this Pinterest link.   And check out this Pinterest link for white on white Christmas card inspiration.  I sure appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 

Deer Christmas Card

My project today is a pretty nature scene with deer Christmas card.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Deer Family, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Holly and Greenery #2.  I framed the scene using the Nested Deckle Rectangles and Nested Rectangles and created the falling snow on the background and trees using the Splatter Background.

Come see how I made this deer Christmas card.

The Snowy Background, Trees and Frame

  • 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.

Come see how I made this snowy deer Christmas card.

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.
  • Finish the arrangement with a red multi loop bow.  Check out my Multi Loop Bow video tutorial if you would like to see how I made my bow.

Come see how I made this mother and baby deer Christmas card.

Here are the dies and stamp that I used for my project.

 
Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Here are the tools and supplies that I used.

 
Carta Bella Paper Company CBCM106023…
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My Colors Cardstock – My Minds Eye -…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
Offray Berwick 1/4″ Single Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
 

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.