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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Christmas Card Club - Reindeer and Friends


Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set



It's my choice for the Christmas Card Club Challenge this fortnight and way back when we did the list I chose Reindeer and or their friends as the theme.  I've taken a very elegant reindeer from Stampin Up set Merry Mistletoe and added him to the new elegant Saleabration free gift paper Springtime Foils which seems a contradiction in terms when posting about Christmas, but hey you just have to get use from all your papers as much as you can. They are no use sat on the shelf and attract unwanted attention from partners who might just question what you've spent recently, so I find using them distracts husband from making unwanted comments tee hee. 

This stunning set of papers are as the name implies foiled. They are a mixture of patterns and come with silver, gold and copper foiling.  I chose this one which has gold and silver and then added some old olive using my Stampin Blends alcohol markers as the paper has a shiny/glossy coating and the Stampin Blends work perfectly on this card.  If you like foiled card take a look at my last post with a tutorial for an Easter Basket using stampin up Sweet Soiree foiled papers. 

I stamped my deer with chocolate chip ink onto whisper white and cut a partial circle with the stitched shape framelits and also a silver foil layer using one of the layering circle dies which is a mix of scalloped edged and plain circle dies.  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up set Merry Mistletoe and that is heat embossed with gold powder then matted onto a layer of chocolate chip card as is the foiled paper.  A loop or two of metallic edged ribbon and a stampin petal passion embellishment add that bit of pizzazz that I like on my projects and a simple, but elegant card is achieved.  

This card was really quick and easy to complete and had the added bonus of the therapuetic colouring thrown in.  I hope you'll enjoy visiting our merry clan of ladies and our early preps for the festive season.  

Thanks for popping by today.  

Zoe x

P.S. You can see the new Saleabration free gifts with purchase on my stampin up website.


13 comments:

dutchess said...

Stunning card Zoe... Loving the reindeer which looks wonderful against that foiled background paper....and the clever offset design...enjoy the rest of the weekend it’s a frost cold bright morning here xxxx

scrappymo! said...

I agree with MArgaret...this card is stunning, The foiling is beautiful. I have never tried it and must google how to do it...
Your deer image has a folk art feel and looks wonderful on this card.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You have used such gorgeous foiled papers to showcase this cute reindeer stamp Zoe. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for a great challenge.
Lorraine

Gibmiss said...

Hi Zoe
Stunning card... Love the papers Yummy!!
And the reindeer is cute...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Zoe, what a lovely design....love the BP. Thanks for a great theme. Carol x

Shaz Brooks said...

Lovely card Zoe, and that background paper is gorgeous! Love it. Hugs, Shaz XX

rachel said...

gorgeous make Zoe - what a beautiful card - that foiled paper looks fabulous! Hugs rachel xx

Mrs A. said...

Of course it also has the added bonus of freeing up shelf space for more crafty stash!. This card is so elegant and I love the look of the foil. Iv'e posted my Reindeer now. It took a bit of herding up to get photos of them.! Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

The reindeer looks right at home standing among the forest of silvery green leaves. I love your idea of using the foils with the chocolate reindeer, and what a pretty design layout as well. I like the silver and green dp as the background and the sparkle of the bow and 'silver poinsettia' that trims the sweet stitching of the circle. Well done! TFS

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Zoe, so very elegant, the colours are wonderful and I love the deer, beautifully desined, I do love the sentiment.
Thanks for the challenge Zoe, it was fun to do, Kate x x

Christine Harrop said...

Oh that backing paper is delicious Zoe! Super card all round. Thanks for a great challenge and sorry I was late. I did get there in the end though. Christine xx

Angela Radford said...

Love it Zoe, very stylish. the reindeer is so sweet. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Leanne said...

How did you do the leaves? Beautiful Card!!