What a unique sketch the Pals Paper Arts challenge posed to us this week. It really took some thinking on this one to get something creative going.
I haven’t made a Christmas card yet and wanted to break into some of the adorable paper in the Home For Christmas Designer Series Pack. You can see the entire collection if you click on the holiday catalog icon. This paper has a vintage vibe to it but can be adapted to almost any holiday card.
I think the reindeer are absolutely adorable and remind me of some of the Christmas decorations we had growing up.
I chose to switch the sketch a bit to give more room for my reindeer to jump around. The card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock. Next I embossed Real Red cardstock with the Softly Falling embossing folder then glued on a Tea Lace doilie. The sentiment is from the Among the Branches stamp set and is punched out with the 2″ circle punch. I layered it on a 2 1/4″ punched circle of Real Red DSP and again on a 2 1/2″ punched circle of Garden Green cardstock. The three deer are fussy cut from the DSP and popped up on dimensionals around the doilie. And because the sketch called for it and I did not want to stray further away from it, I adhered two White Perfect Accents to the corners.
The inside of the card is fun too! I used the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set along with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies, which by the way come as a bundle and could be used in countless different phrases. The stamp set has 22 stamps that coordinate with the dies.
I hope this card made you smile and perhaps brought back a few sweet childhood memories (if you are a little vintage like me)!
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