Rustic Reindeer Christmas Card with Blocked Layers
I made this rustic-looking reindeer card during a recent Facebook Live. You can see the video here. I used two of Stampin’ Up! dies sets, Reindeer dies and Grove dies to make the card. I’ve circled the two dies I’ve used from each die set.
Both die sets do have matching stamp sets too. In fact, I did use the matching Regal Reindeer stamp set for the greeting on this card.
I love this blocked background for making cards. It isn’t the first time I’ve used this design. You can see another card I made here in this video using the same idea.
I love the rustic colours on this card combined with the plaid background and the plaid ribbon. See all the supplies I used below.
The plaid Designer Series Paper is from one of my favourite Christmas packages from Stampin’ Up! this year–Joy of Christmas.
The colours in this paper are: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pebbled Path, Pecan Pie, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce. I picked my colours based on this Designer Series Paper. Normally, I would not use these many colours on a card, but the Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie and Early Espresso all act like colour shades of each other to form the neutrals on this Christmas card.
I also made this card in two versions, one with Basic White as the neutral colour and one with Very Vanilla. Another difference between the two cards is that I changed the colour of the background plaid paper–for one card I used the Cherry Cobbler Plaid and for the other one, I used the Shaded Spruce plaid. And finally, I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the reindeer on the Basic White card, but attached the reindeer directly to the blocks in the Very Vanilla version. Which one do you prefer?
To create the ribbon, I started with the Black and Vanilla Ribbon from Stampin’ Up! Then I coloured it with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends Marker (see more about Blends markers here) from Stampin’ Up! Always use your marker on the side (not the tip) to avoid damaging the tip. I had to colour both sides of the ribbon to get the nice saturated ribbon with the edges covered too. Then you need to set it aside for it to dry.
To add the ribbon to the card, I put a strip of adhesive on the cardstock (under where the tree will cover it up and then wrapped the ribbon, back and forth. Then I added the die-cut tree on top with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sizes of the rectangles are:
- Basic White/Vanilla (tree rectangle): 2” x 1 ¾”
- Basic White/Vanilla (greeting): 2” x 1 ¾”
- Crumb Cake (rectangle): 2 ½” x 1 ¾”
- Early Espresso (rectangle): 2” x 1 ½”
- Pecan Pie (rectangle): 2 ¾” x 2”
To add attach the rectangle to the Designer Series Paper, I would suggest you use a Liquid Glue, like Stampin’ Up’s Multipurpose Liquid glue pictured below. Because liquid glue takes a few more minutes to dry, you have some wiggle room to get the rectangles lined up correctly.
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