Friday, November 22, 2013

Holly Jolly Reindeer - Featuring November's Creative Cafe' Kit

Hi everyone! 
Laura here today, creating a peppermint candy card perfect for the holidays using The Rubber Cafe' -T'was the Night Kit of the Month!

The pop of black against the red and white is so different.... just love that it's not the traditional everyday card, don't you?
To get started here are your cut measurements:
  • Base in black cardstock - 4 1/4" by 5 1/2"
  • White cardstock - 4" by 5 1/4"
  • Black Dot Paper - 3 3/4" by 5"
The angled peppermint stripe pieces are made by lining up the paper at the 1" on the top edge, and the 3/4" at the bottom edge on a paper trimmer like so:
To create the reindeer in the partial circle, I cut the circles first, using Classic Spellbinders Circles and Scallops (largest dies) and trimming off 6 of the scallops along one edge like this--I drew a line in this pic only to make it easier to see:

The white circle die cut was then trimmed along the edge of this red piece to fit.

Stamping my image:
Begin by using the Reindeer stamp from the T'was the Night KOTM and stamp using Versamark ink and black embossing powder directly onto the right side of the trimmed white circle piece. 

The bow part of the reindeer was stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink on the peppermint stripe paper, cut out, and foam taped to the reindeer. 

For the sentiment, I used one of the Chalk It! chalkboard stickers a piece of red cardstock, trimmed it to fit, then stamped and embossed the Holly Jolly sentiment in white (be careful when heating this so the sticker doesn't bubble up....though the cardstock under it helps with this).  The sentiment is foam taped to the edge of the circle, and then snowflakes, sequins and bling were adhered using Scrap Happy Glue to bling it out.

Finishing touches:
The double seam binding bow has a jingle bell tied around it with plain black thread, and then it was glued to the edge of the frame.

Feelin' the Holly and Jolly of the holiday?  Hope you are inspired to get your holiday card making started!  It's easy to find inspiration in this month's Creative Cafe' Kit!!

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: T'was the Night
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: T'was the Night
Ink:  Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black;WOW embossing powder-white, black
Embellishments:  Black seam binding ribbon, sequins, Queen and Co
bling, snowflakes and jingle bell, Chalk It!; included in the
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tape
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders -Classic Circles and Scallops.


Tracy said...

Brilliant Laura, I love the sentiment, and that reindeer is perfect ! X

Unknown said...

Very cute, love his little bow tie!

Lucy E. said...

This is such a cute card, Laura! I understand your busy-ness. Tis the season!