Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Festive Reindeer Christmas Card

Howdy.  The crafting continues.  But, I did stop for a few minutes to take a few photos {smiles}.  I am really loving this sketch @ Mojo Monday  This sketch has given me a 'new' look at some of the pattern papers and digital images I have laying around my crafting space.  Let's take a look at their sketch:

The first few things I notice about the sketch, is the space.  The large rectangle can easily accommodate a stamped image, a tag, or any focal piece.  The oval, can be your sentiment piece, a floral cluster, a group of snowflakes, . . .  you get the picture.  And the long narrow rectangle, can be a scrap piece of ribbon, a coordinating piece of pattern paper, or any 'anchoring' piece/embellishment.
here is what I created:


Recipe:  I started with Garden Green card stock by Stampin' Up!  Love the heavy weight!  I used a pattern paper from Stampin' Up! that is retired from last year.  But, I just love the houses in snow.  
I machine stitched a burlap ribbon and mint macaroon dot trim/ribbon to the lower portion of the card.
The mini post cards are digital images that I printed on linen card stock (by Paper Trey Ink) and were matted on a piece of mint macaroon card stock.  I wanted to repeat the colors from the snowy scene (green and mint).  
I stamped my sentiment in mint macaroon classic ink, onto cream linen card stock.  I matted the tags with mint macaroon, too.  I wanted to add a pop of color (aka contrast), so I tied a 1/4" red silk ribbon to the tag.  But I wanted to add a 'vintage' piece, so I added these vintage Christmas bulbs.  The bulbs were a bit heavy for the delicate ribbon, so I 'anchored' them with a dab of hot glue.
I also made a matching pair of gift totes.  I'm getting excited for my craft fairs.  {smile}  My first craft fair is this FRIDAY, yeah, November 11th, @ the Tramway Community Church, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I hope to see you there!  and remember, if you see anything you just can't live without, I do take special orders!  Just convo me via email or @ Etsy.  The best part of Etsy, is that we can message each other, I can upload photos, and you can make your purchase with a credit card, paypal, or an Etsy gift card.  It's super easy!  Have a great day!

1 comment:

Marisa said...

Fabulous vintage card!! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!