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by Julie Brooks

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

more reindeer and trees

Hello all

I appear to be working to a particular theme at the moment - reindeer and trees are in abundance!

Today I'm sharing a card I made at the weekend which I hope you will like.

This is a fanciful card which I covered with one of the papers from a free 6 x 6 pack of Kaisercraft papers which came with my Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine. I then covered a chipboard ring (cut on my Pazzles Inspiration machine) with another paper from the pack to create my frame. I inked it around the edges with distress ink in pumice stone to give it more definition. I die cut the trees using a Sizzix die from one of the papers to tie in with the frame - I love that there is a mixture of patterns on the trees, and inked them around the edges too. These were then fixed in place using foam pads. The little reindeer is a foam one with a delicate pattern cut into it. This was originally mounted on thin wood (balsa or something like that) and came in a pack of about 10 from my local craft shop. I didn't want the wood as it had been cut quite large around the reindeer, so I carefully separated the reindeer from the wood and then fixed it in place using foam pads. I die cut some snowflakes, again using a Sizzix die, and again inked them around the edges, added a sentiment from Craftwork Cards (unfortunately the flash hit the wrong bit of the card and so you can't see the words on the sentiment but they are there, honest!) and the finishing touch was some frantage flecks ("aged green" I think) to represent snow.

I really love how this card came together and the muted greens and reds are perfect I think.

Well, that's all from me for now.

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Love from me xx