Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Marie on the Blog today! Christmas is just a few days away and I have one more holiday card to share with you featuring the adorable Reindeer from the Christmas Eve Stamp Set.

I started off by die cutting an A2 sized base panel from 110 lb. Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I die cut another panel from a gorgeous holiday pattern paper by Carta Bella from their Christmas Flora 6×6 Paper Pad. I then adhered that to my base panel using a double sided tape adhesive.

Next,  taking the Nesting Deckle A2 Die , I cut out a panel from kraft paper and another smaller background panel from a mint colored cardstock. I adhered the Kraft paper panel to the base which creates a nice frame for my background panel. I ink blended the outer edges of my mint cardstock panel with a combination of Rustic Wilderness and Uncharted Mariner Distress Inks. To create my snow hill, I die cut a panel with the same sized Deckle Die I used to cut the mint panel,  this time from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I cut off the bottom using the Slimline Hill and Dale Die. I then ink blended the edges with Rustic Wilderness and Uncharted Mariner Distress Ink. I stamped my sentiment directly onto the snow hill using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. After inking, I watered down some white acrylic paint and generously splattered my background panel to create a super snowy background.

Moving on to the pine needles, I used a combination of the Candy Cane Lane Die and the Holly and Pine Die. I die cut them all from Canson Watercolor Paper and colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi WaterColors. After letting them sit to dry, I splattered them with watered down acrylic paint.

Next, I stamped the sweet reindeer onto watercolor paper using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used Faber Castell watercolor pencils to color in my images and using the corresponding Christmas Eve Die, I cut out my image. I added some white detailing using a white gel pen and added some gold jewelry twine to his neck as a scarf. I love how the jewelry twine is stiff enough to stand on its own so it gives the effect of it blowing in the wind. I die cut some small snowflakes using the Paper Snowflakes Die and the Frosty Flakes Die from white heavyweight cardstock.

Finally, I played around with positioning my pine needles and bow along with the snowflakes and adhered them using Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue. I placed my reindeer in the center of the card using foam tape for added dimension. As a final finishing touch, I added some sparkle to each snowflake with the help of some beautiful Diamond Stickles! And Tada! Another Holiday card done! I can’t wait to give this one to my family!

I hope you enjoy your Holidays with all your loved ones and I’ll see you next year! Merry Christmas Friends and Happy Crafting!

Marie