This week's Merry Monday challenge #231 calls for a reindeer. I was going to use my reindeer dies and was looking for patterned papers to use with them when the retired Home for Christmas Designer Paper pack caught my eye and I remembered that one of the page had some adorable reindeers printed on it, so I switched gears and decided to cut out a reindeer instead. I was also inspired by the MFT sketch #316, which worked perfectly for the supplies I was using. I cut the front of the card a little narrower, so that the inside of the card shows, and I embellished it with a strip of patterned paper. I stamped the card front with the Snowfall background stamp from My Favorite Things in VersaMark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice powder.
I punched a circle out of the green paper and glued the circle on the front of the card making it sure it hung a little outside of the front part. Before doing that, I added a strip of Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon (Occasions Catalogue, p. 51) that I had leftover from my Make 'n Take supplies from OnStage. If Stampin' Up! hopes to make us fall in love with the supplies when we get to use them, they are correct - although I need more ribbon like I need a hole in the head, I am really loving the shine of the satin ribbon and the narrower size.
For the sentiment, I was going to cut a little strip of cardstock and stamp a sentiment on it but when I reached for my background stamp, I spotted the Fa La La Border die from Lawn Fawn and thought it would work great on the design. Because I wanted the end of the word to hang over the side of the card as well, I made sure to back the Designer Series Paper with cardstock before die-cutting it to make it sturdier.
The corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner punch and a couple of Home for Christmas enamel dots were added to finish the card off.
Stamps: Snowfall Background (My Favorite Things)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Home for ChristmasInk: VersaMark
Accessories: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Project Life Corner Punch,
Envelope Punch Board, Nestabilities Dies, Fa La La Border Die (Lawn Fawn),
Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder