Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Magical Christmas Reindeer

Hi gang! I have another Christmas card for you today. This one features a magical reindeer.

This reindeer was a favorite of mine last year--I really like the whimsy of the flowers streaming behind him and his coat of stars and flowers. I didn't note the manufacturer, but I think it was by Impression Obsession. Anyway, in this year's rendition, I decided to emboss him in Egyptian gold and color a few of those whimsical flowers with a Copic marker (BG75, I think).  I stamped the "Merry Christmas" using chocolate ink, then matted it twice, once in Ocean Tides and once in Chocolate (PaperTrey).

The background was embossed with my trusty snowflake embossing folder and layered on a white card base. (I could just emboss the base, but I think it looks kind of messy on the inside that way. Just my preference--you're mileage may vary.) The patterned paper is an older scrap from a year or two ago that has a nice sparkly quality. Sorry, I don't remember who made it.  I matted it with the Ocean Tides and Chocolate, mounted it one the snowflake piece, then mounted the reindeer atop it all.  A few brads in the corner, and there you have it.

It makes me smile. Christmas should make you smile, don't you think? So, go make something that makes YOU smile! And remember the reason for the season, and the One who gave you the talent to make whatever you make in the first place!  Merry Christmas!

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