Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Snowflakes and Reindeer in July

Merry Christmas in July!  Snowflakes and Reindeer are closer than you think! All over "bloggy-land" in the paper arts region there are Christmas goodies galore all over the web. It is so hot here, it's hard to imagine snowflakes and Christmas when the temps are over 100 degrees.  But what the hay, let's imagine the snow drifts and snowmen, icicles and peppermint, and start dreaming of the fat little man with his jelly-belly and reindeer.

I received the Reindeer and Snowflakes die from the Paper Wishes/Hot off the Press monthly Die Club, so I had to give it a try. I had the brown and teal card stock out at the time, and thought I would try my die's out in a different color scheme than typical Christmas colors. Luckily the printed stock I wanted to use was a double sided paper, so I had coordinating prints that worked well together. I die cut the deer and three of the swirls, and three of each of the sizes of snowflakes.  I then layered the snowflakes, and attached them together with a turquoise brad. I also reversed every other layer so the printed side showed in between the solids. 

The backgrounds are layered 1/2" to 1/4" apart, and then adhered to the stock card base. The snowflakes and swirls are glued directly to the background with Tombow liquid glue, and adhered the deer with foam tape to pop it off the surface to give dimension.  I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Bows and Holly clear set from Lawn Fawn and  Rich Cocoa Memento Ink from Tsukineko. I highlighted the words and embellishments with my gold glitter Gelly Roll pen from Sakura. 

Thank you for stopping by today, I really enjoyed sharing this card with you. I hope you will start thinking about making handmade cards for your holiday cards this year. Although, it is still months away, start enjoying all the card ideas presented in our favorite blogs. You may find something you want to try for the season. Happy Card Making!


  1. This is so beautiful!! I love the reindeer and the snowflakes!! All of the swirls are awesome!! Fabulous card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at LSP!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. The card is lovely and it's nice to see different colors. The snowflakes are quite complex and beautiful when the card is enlarged. The turquoise brads are perfect for bringing the turquoise back into the accents. I like how you used he Rule of Three-or odd numbers look better. You did an excellent job of making the card very balanced. Very cute how Merry slides along just under the leg of the flying deer. Best wishes on winning a Challenge...This card should be very high on the finals lists!

  3. I love the die set and the non=traditional color scheme. Thanks for sharing! =)