Friday 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Greetings to all!

Claire Jackson is with us again
today with a beautiful Christmas card

Here she is to talk us through it:

Stamp and emboss the reindeer in gold 
on 3 different patterned papers and a plain cream paper

Cut a piece of card 5” square and stamp the wreath 
in pine needles Distress Ink. 

Dust the card with an anti static bag / talc 
to make sure the ink is completely dry before stamping 
and embossing the reindeer in gold over the top

Squish the evergreen bough ink onto a craft mat 
and with a water brush use it to colour the leaves. 

Colour the berries with cardinal red ProMarker

Cut sections from each of the different papers 
and use them to piece together over the reindeer, 
sticking them down with gel medium or clear glue.

Add a shadow around the reindeer with grey ProMarker. 

Add glitter glue to the berries and small gems
 to the saddle and eye

 To mount the reindeer I found some green patterned paper 
and stamped over it with a Card-Io branch in pine needles ink 
to tie it in to the main image.

Materials used:

Lindsay Mason Zentangle Clear Stamp: zendoodle reindeer ready to go
Woodware clear stamp: sketchy wreath 
Card-io clear stamp: greenery 1
Versafine: onyx black
Distress Ink: pine needles, evergreen bough
Multi medium matte
ProMarkers: cardinal red, warm grey 2
Stickles glitter glue: cranberry, distress fired brick

 Merry Christmas everyone and I wish 2017 brings you good health and happiness
 and of course many hours of happy crafting.

Thank you Claire
We all wish you a Merry Christmas too
and look forward to more crafty goodness
in 2017

Mickie xx


  1. Lovely card Claire, Merry Christmas to you all and a happy crafting 2017! xx

  2. Lovely rich, regal looking card Claire, Merry Christmas X

  3. Beautiful Claire, love it to bits. Happy Christmas, Angela xXx


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