Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Reindeer Merry Christmas

Bugaboo Stamps' blog, Catch the Bug, is having their 2nd annual Holiday Chaos challenge this week. Given that it started last Saturday, & I'm just now getting cards done for it, the "chaos" theme seems very apropos to me right now! The theme for Day 1 is "Sparkle and Shine." I used Bugaboo's "Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette" image. It comes in black, but I was able to recolor it to a dark brown in Photoshop.

I used this sketch from Operation Write Home for my card's design:

It looks simple enough, but the lack of provided measurements--plus having to figure out the angles--makes it a bit of a bear to work with, at least for me. Thankfully, I was able to work out my design full-size in Photoshop, so then it was just a case of cutting the panels correctly!

After sizing and rotating the reindeer on my Photoshop canvas, I positioned the greeting from this Hero Arts digital set. I recolored the greeting to match the reindeer. Finally, I printed the image, greeting, and guidelines on a piece of cream cardstock.

I cut the main panels from the cream cardstock, and then cut pieces of patterned paper from my scrap stash for the other two small panels. After gluing all the panels to a piece of dark green cardstock cut to 4.25x5.5", I cut and glued down pieces of red ribbon edged with gold. I added some Christmas Red Stickles to the reindeer's nose, and after that dried, mounted the card front to an A2 card base. A simple, but I think, striking card!

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Christmas/Holidays."


  1. Gorgeous card Andrea :-) I love the snowflake reindeer, what a lovely image, and the colours and layout are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. I love the unusual layout! Thanks for joining us on Day one of our Holiday Chaos w at Bugaboo! We hope to see you every day so you can be in the running for that big prize!
    Jen L
    Bugaboo Stamps

  3. What a creative card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  4. Very nice! Thanks for joining the Christmas Chaos over at Catch the Bug this week!
    -Mari K
    Bugaboo DT

  5. What a great project! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us again soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT


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