Monday, 7 December 2020

Christmas Reindeer


Good Morning and Welcome
Meet today's card.
I am so trying to use up some of my backgrounds and pieces that I have used to brayer off when using my Geli Plate.  
For those of you that are not familiar with using the Geli Plate, you add paint but then have to brayer it smooth.  Often that involves removing some paint onto a piece of paper.  I keep those to use as bkgs.
That's how this card started; as a piece that I brayered off blue acrylic paints.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I took this piece of acrylic painted cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Cut and Stitch circle die from Penny Black.
  • I used the leftover piece to die cut the reindeer from STAMPlorations and set it aside.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and dry embossed it using a Distressed Stripes folder to give some interest.  I glued that onto my card front panel, then glued the blue die-cut piece over that.
  • I added some pop dots to the back of the reindeer and mounted that into the center of the circle.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Taylored Expressions and also pop dotted that under the deer. (the strip die is a part of that set)
  • I added black gems all around the circle to add more interest and a bit of colour.
  • Lastly, I mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks for looking.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FUN WITH DIES

Stamps- Christmas Sentiments (Taylored Expressions)
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook0
Accessories and Tools- acrylic paint; brayer; Cut and Stitch Circle (PB); Cuttlebug;
Distressed Stripes EB Folder (Provo); pop dots; black gems


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is beautiful KAren, I love your background and it's die cut frame, then the added Stag. Fabulous.
Faith x

Anke said...

WOW Karen fantastic card.


Mac Mable said...

What a great way to use the brayered off piece of paper/card Karen x. It has produced a unique and artsy card and so very striking x.

Pat said...

This piece of scrap with excess paint from your brayer is just perfect for the background to this lovely die cut deer Karen and finished with the lovely banner sentiment. A fantastic card! x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is so amazing! I love the blue and wonderful design to show off that deer head.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful way to use those brayer cleaning pieces, Karen! Often I like them better than the gel prints!

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning Karen, what a fantastic gelli print pieces to make your card. your stags head is so regal :)

cuilliesocks said...

What a stunning card Karen, wonderful design and colours, Kate x

Jane Savage said...

An exquisite, elegant card!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Ida said...

Loved this card.

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre