Saturday, November 23, 2013

Prancing Through the Snow

One of my favourite cute Christmas stamp sets is Hero Arts’ Christmas Reindeer set - I love the sweet reindeer in their adorable little jumpers (sweaters) so much. I seem to be using kraft card over and over again on my Christmas bits and pieces so I took a big, deep breath and stepped away from it for this card!

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Stamps (Hero Arts) – Christmas Reindeer, Very Merry Christmas and Designer Snowflakes.

I stamped the reindeer a number of times and after cutting them out coloured them with ProMarkers. The heads and jumpers are on foam pads for a little dimension. Maureen sent me the pretty glitter domes that I used for the reindeer’s noses – thanks again, Maureen:) I save these pretties for any reindeer cards I make. Our sons were looking at the card after I made it, one said I should have only one Rudolph on my card but the other one said I could use artistic licence - so that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

To make the background I put a mix of distress inks (broken china, tumbled glass and faded jeans) on a piece of tinfoil and spritzed with a water and perfect pearls mix. Then I pressed a panel of watercolour card over the ink and kept repeating the process until I was happy with the background. As usual, I'm finding it hard to capture the shimmer in a photo but here's a little glimpse of it in this photo.



Once the panel was dry, I stamped snowflakes using broken china and faded jeans distress ink. To finish I added some machine stitching and the sentiment stamped in barn door distress ink.

I’m submitting this card into the current Hero Arts Challenge, A Few of My Favourite Things category as I enjoying creating a scene with stamping.

10 comments:

Barb said...

This one made me smile big, Heather! Darling card! Love how colorful their sweaters are - so fun!

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card, love the reindeer prancing through the snow :)

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, one of my all-time favorite stamps, too, Heather. This is so darn cute.......I had forgotten that I shared the red dots with you. You are doing them proud, my friend! Happy weekend.

Cris said...

What a happy card! Those reindeers are so cute! Love the colorful jumpers!

Arlene said...

They really are so darn CUTE! They come to life with the foam pads.

Just adorable.

Judy1223 said...

This card is a work of ART, Heather! There are so many delicious details, I could stare for hours!

Dawn Turley said...

Just love the colour on your reindeer's jumpers. Makes the card so colourful and fun. Great background too.

CinnamonSally said...

Such a cute card Heather!

Trinh said...

Very cute & fun, Heather!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love those reindeer too, Heather, and you've colored them so beautifully! Love the snowflake background too

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