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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Santa's Reindeer

Awwwww! Isn't he cute?!!! :D This cute little reindeer was inspired by more than one reindeer I have seen blog hopping. You take a couple of ideas and then you add your own little extras to it :), but I believe that the original idea for this type of punch art reindeer came from Jackie Topa, who created the 'Singing Reindeer'. So, I am sure if you do any blog hopping at all, you have seen different versions of the reindeer and this one is just my alterations to the ones I have seen :).

To make this card you will need:
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black
Stamps: Santa's Lineup wheel, Best Yet (retired hostess set) - you can use another sentiment
though if you don't have Best Yet
Classic Stampin' Ink: Read Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Punches: Wide Oval (head- Close to Cocoa)
Ornament (body- Close to Cocoa)
Small Oval (tummy- Creamy Caramel)
Boho Blossoms (reindeer hair- Creamy Caramel)
5 Petal Flower (ears- Close to Cocoa)
1/2" Circle (nose- Real Red)
Word Window (arm and hoof- Close to Cocoa, Basic Black)
Tear Drop punch (eyes- Basic Black) {non- Stampin' Up!}
Dies: labels from the Matchbox die- Real Red and Whisper White
holly from the Beary Merry die in the Holiday Mini- Old Olive for leaves, berry is a
red rhinestone
antlers from the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit die- Creamy Caramel- cut 2
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, clear glue, red rhinestones in two sizes, white gel pen,
Stampin' Write Journaler- black, Real Red chalk from the Stampin' Pastels

Cut your card base from Real Red card stock- 4.25" x 5.50". Ink up the Santa's Lineup wheel with Real Red and roll over the Whisper White card stock mat twice to create the background for the reindeer. Adhere the mat to the card stock base. Punch out the shapes as listed above in the supplies for the reindeer. Ink the edges of the body parts with Close to Cocoa, except for the antlers and the nose. Assemble the reindeer, add details to the face, eyes, and ears and trim off the bottom of the body to fit the reindeer on the card base. Die cut the labels from the Matchbox die and stamp the sentiment with Old Olive. Cut 1/4" strip from Real Red for the sign post. Adhere the reindeer and the sign to the card front. Add tiny red rhinestones to the corners of the sign and the larger red rhinestone where the sign meets the post. Ink the holly leaves with Old Olive and adhere one on each side the rhinestone berry. Add some clear glue to the top edges of the antlers and the sign and sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds. You can click on the photo to see a larger version of the card so you can see the placement of the Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers.

I have been playing with a few punches (they are so fun!), so will be posting more cards over the next few days. Be sure to come back tomorrow :) !

Side Note: I have a pot roast cooking in the crock pot, yummy! The perfect meal for a rainy, cold day in Missouri :D. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


1 comment:

Christi Grace said...

Oh how cute is he??? Great job on the eyes and the expression. :)