Thursday, 4 October 2018

Reindeer at Sunset

 Good Morning everyone. 

So today im sharing my first Christmas cards of the season.  I saw this MFT deer die last Christmas but had already made my cards so had to have it for this years cards. Ive teamed it with my old favourite of the MB circle burst die. 

I first took some pre embossed ivory card from payper box and scored it to make my cardblank (15x12cm).  I then die cut the circle burst into the card front.  I added my insert in the middle of the card from a beautiful gold pearl paper, so it shimmers and shines through the aperture on the front of the card.  The cardstock is a good 300gsm so strong enough to stand up as a base card even with a big hole in the middle. 

I stamped my greeting onto a off cut of the ivory card and mounted onto gold pearl and added to the bottom of the card.  I then cut lots of deer from left over scraps of card coloured with brushos , inks, and added them to the front as if standing on my sentiment strip. 

I then used stickles glitter glue to add a sparkly nose and dots on my sentiment strip to finish.

This photo shows how the aperture goes through to the insert, i only glued my insert in to the spine so that it has movement.

Different colours - been using up all those little bits of left over inked card.

This version uses gold mirror card that i coloured with alcohol inks

this one shows the mirror card better, using various colours of alcohol inks on it you get a lovely mottled effect.  This set is a bonus for me as flat for posting, as most of you know i do love my dimension.  

Items Used:
MFT Deer Love die set
Memory box circle burst die (large)
LOTV sentiment stamp
Gold pearl paper & Ivory embossed card - payper box
Tim Holtz alcohol inks
Brushos & pixie powders
Stickles - black and red

Well now im back from my holiday its Christmas crafting full steam ahead.  Not sure where the year has gone.  

Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you all have a good weekend. Emmax

Id like to join:
pixies-snippets-playground-challenge-336    - my snippets are all the deer cut from left over pieces of cardstock collected all year!
thehollyandivychristmaschallenge  - anything goes christmas


sandy's crafty bits said...

Wow Emma you certainly have got the use out of those little "deers" lol ... Love all your cards and a great description of how you used them ... I must admit to being well organised with my "c" cards makes a change for me I usually leave it all till the the last minute and then panic ... Have a great weekend ... Happy crafting and love sandy xx

Pam said...

Your cards are all amazing. Love the design and those deer are so cute!
Pam x

kate Jeffery said...

fantastic xmas cards Emma Kate x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning card and embossing Ginny x
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gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards, glad you reminded me about that die not used mine for a long time

ALI said...

These are gorgeous Emma x

meg said...

Gorgeous layout love the colours you used on the deer, especially the blues, reds and lilacs

Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous set of cards Emma, love the colors on reindeers x

Alison59 said...

Super cards Emma :-)

StephW said...

Fantastic way to use up those left over coloured scraps, wonderful festive set ... Steph x

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous die and gorgeous card. Love those colours!

Kirsty said...

Fantastic selection of cards Emma, love the deer and great way to use up your scraps. Hope you had a fantastic holiday and you've come back feeling refreshed. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Di said...

Hi Emma - I think it's your first time in the snippets playground so a HUGE welcome from all of us. Do remember that if you wish to be in the prize draw I ask you to leave a comment saying so - the reson is because I had some winners previously who were just playing for fun so I had to do the draw all over again. Of course you can play for fun only - but please say if you want to be in the draw - we have fresh prizes each fortnight.

And I adore your cards - the dies you used are so good together! I have the circle one but have never seen the reindeer before - very elegant cards! And super use of little snippets of course!


Di xx

MagsB said...

Wow, Emma, what fabulous Christmas cards! I love the cute reindeer! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

love Mags B x

Sian said...

This is so cute!

Janice said...

Love your selection of Christmas cards, the reindeers are so cute.
Janice x

FridayFeeling said...

Brilliant cards, the reindeer are so cute and I love all the colour variations.