Friday, August 21, 2009

Ye Olde Christmas Cheer

I instantly fell in love with this image when I saw it in the Spring Mini. The reindeer is just gorgeous and I have a penchant for traditional styled Santa's. While I also have a penchant for using non-traditional colours at Christmas, I went with traditional red here. The Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon is so beautiful I just had to use it. To add just a little red to my images I used a red pencil, also using white for Santa's beard and eyebrows and eye highlights on both Santa and the reindeer (and a wee bit more on the reindeer's antlers and ears to help balance things). The red and white have also been used on the holly branches that have been stamped inside the card. The holly is visible even when the card is completely closed as the edge of the card front has been trimmed and punched with the eyelet border punch.

I designed this card for an Inklings Card In A Box swap at a recent team meeting, then also used it in an Inklings swap (because I was pressed for time and I could get away with it - people weren't going to double up!). It's quite simple though the colour can take a little while... there's a good chance I'll be making more of these for my own Christmas cards.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Kraft
Stamp Set: Good Cheer
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, watercolour pencils


Night Owl Designs said...

That ribbon is beautiful. I love this card Carol!

Sam said...

WOW Carol. I didn't think I liked this stamp set initially...but you've changed my mind. This card is so lovely!!!

Hope to see you at Sydney Regionals :-).