Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Reindeer Crunch

No this doesn't mean "crunch" the reindeer! This refers to a tasty treat! The recipe is even included with the Reindeer Crunch (10941SC) stamp set.  I am still full from our Thanksgiving extravaganza so.....I opted to make something other than a food type item.

Red and green are the traditional Christmas colors but I'm experimenting with different color combos. For this Christmas card, pink, teal and white were my chosen colors.  The pink cardstock was embossed with an embossing folder, Versamark was applied (direct to paper) over the raised images which were then embossed with Winter Wonderland embossing powder. The white areas were stamped with the background stamp (included in the set) then lightly misted with a Perfect Pearls and water mixture. The delightful deer was colored with Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol. The verse is from the Holiday Reindeer (10912LC) clear set. A few rhinestones, left over fun fur (remember those scarves that were all the rage a few years ago?) and some faux snowflakes (that's the only kind of snow I like!) were added for a bit of pizazz.

This next photo showcases some special Reindeer tags for those 'special' people in your life....you know who these people are....the ones who keep every card, tag, gift you have ever made for them.

The middle card on the left hand side is stamped on 'kraft' cardstock. This is my new favorite technique...I love trying different coloring mediums on 'Kraft' CS.  I really liked the the way the reindeer looked on the Kraft CS, so I stamped more deer and fussy cut them for 4 other tags. The two tags in the center were not stamped on 'Kraft' CS. Raffia, gold leaves and a flourish, buttons and snowflakes were added to a few tags for a more masculine look. Flowers and bows aren't a favorite of the men in my life! There are close-up photos of each tag HERE.

I hope you are enjoying my Guest Designer creations...I've had a wonderful time designing cards and gift items with these interchangeable stamp sets. 

This is the Reindeer Crunch set.

I put Scotch tape over the "to & from" on the tag stamp, inked  up the stamp, removed the tape, stamped the image and voile....like magic! the tag was stamped without "to & from".  Since the stamps are clear it was very easy to align the "To a Deer Friend" (Holiday Reindeer Set) in the center of the stamped tag image.

This is the Holiday Reindeer Clear Set.

You'll see more with the Holiday Reindeer set next Sunday, so I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.


Melissa Craig said...

What ADORABLE tags! Marie, these are so sweet and the stamp sets are fabulous!!!

Pauline said...

Oh Marie, thes made me smiled on a dark grim morning here in the UK! What a gorgeous stamp set, love the punny sentiment, and the double embossing technique you used, I must try that too, it looks fabulous! Gorgeous colour combo, and your colouring on the sweet deer is fantastic! Xx

Mona Pendleton said...

What an adorable set of tags Marie! You did a wonderful job showing those stamps!

Theresa said...

These are just fabulous!! So very creative. You really showed these stamps perfectly.