Friday, May 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello! I'm joining some delightfully talented ladies on the 25th of every month with a fun Christmas creation. I don't know about you, but I always find myself rushing to get things done in the couple of months leading up to Christmas. I'm trying to keep that from happening this year by putting together a couple of creations each month to put in my stash so I won't be crazy busy when Christmas rolls around.

It's the 25th, so it's time for a Christmas creation!

I love this sweet little reindeer from Neat & Tangled. I just can't get enough of how cute he is! I cut a panel using my Stitched Rectangle dies and then used my MISTI to stamp my reindeer in the corner. I stamped another reindeer on some masking paper and then used my scissors to fussy cut around it. I placed the mask over the top of my reindeer and then used some Broken China distress ink to blend a bit of a sky background behind him. This helps to differentiate between the snowy ground and the winter sky. I didn't blend the blue to the top of the panel, but instead made it fade back to white as it got closer to the top. I created a make-shift mask for the ground using a bit of scrap cardstock and one of my landscape trio dies. I wanted a bit of a curve to the ground so it would be a little more interesting.

I removed my masks and then used my copics to color in my image. I added a bit of a shadow underneath it so that it wouldn't look like it was floating. This time I used some blues instead of grays. I just think that blue looks good for shadows on snow or ice.

I used my MISTI to finish stamping the sentiment in the bottom left corner and then adhered my panel to a white top-folding card base.

That's it for this month's card! Don't forget to hop along with the rest of the ladies in the hop!


  1. Too cute!❤❤❤ what a sweet card!!!

  2. So cute...just love your sweet reindeer! and your background is stunning, just the perfect holiday card!