I resisted purchasing the Regal Reindeer stamp set and bundle from Stampin' Up! for as long as I could. I had the opportunity to buy it at half price and couldn't resist any longer! I am so glad I bought it! The Regal Reindeer bundle can be used for intricate cards and is perfectly suited for step cards but I was trying to keep it simple with today's card. As you can see, I have trouble creating simple cards.
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This Christmas greeting card is easier to create than it looks thanks to the amazing Reindeer dies included in the bundle from Stampin' Up! One trick to making better looking cards is to repeat the colours used in your card. I kept trying to use black twine or the black gingham ribbon to pick up the black in the silhouettes and I wasn't happy with it. The two classic black matte dots add just a touch more of black and pull the colours together.
Make it yourself:
Creating the winter scene with the reindeer and fox was quite enjoyable! Colouring the trees with the Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends was easy to do and I really didn't do much shading. I would love to see your examples of this card with different colours. Try Old Olive trees with Early Espresso silhouettes or try a different green and post your card in the comments. What is your favourite green?
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Regal Reindeer Holiday Card
Cut paper to the following sizes:
- Thick Basic White (card base): 8 ½” x 5 ½ ” - scored at 4 ¼ ”
- Basic White (layer 1 - embossed): 5 ¼ ” x 4”
- Basic White (rectangle): approx. 4 ½” x3”
- Basic White scrap for snow and trees.
- Pool Party: 3 ¾“ x 2”
- Soft Succulent: 4 ¼“ x 2 ⅞”
- Soft Succulent: scraps for trees
- Basic Black: scrap for fox and reindeer
Stamping and Assembly
- Fold the Thick Basic White on the score line to create card base.
- Use the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine and the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder to emboss the Basic White layer 1. Adhere to the card base.
- Adhere both the Pool Party and Soft Succulent rectangles to the Basic White layer.
- Die cut the Basic White with the stitched rectangle dies. Stamp snowflakes randomly across it with Pool Party ink. Adhere to the Soft Succulent rectangle.
- Using the Basic White scrap, die cut a piece of snow. Cut to 3 ¾“ in length.
- Stamp the tree image using Evening Evergreen ink onto another scrap of Basic White. Colour with the Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.
- Die cut out the coloured trees with the Reindeer dies. Die cut 2 trees out of the Soft Succulent scraps. Die cut a fox and reindeer out of the Basic Black cardstock.
- Adhere the coloured trees to the card front. The top of the tree will go outside of the Basic White layer as shown.
- Using the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the snow layer over the coloured trees at the bottom of the stitched rectangle.
- Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the trees, fox and reindeer as shown.
- Add 2 black Classic Matte dots as shown.