Friday, 15 July 2016
Well todays Christmas friday acrd is by request of Susan who emailed me to ask for a blog post and instructions on the leaping reindeer card I demoed on Hochanda on Monady. Don't forget if you want to watch this card being made you can still view the show on Catch up on www.hochanda.com or click HERE.
Todays card is this leaping reindeer in the very modern colours of Midnight and Steel from the new Vintage Pearl collection of foundation card.
I started by cutting the Frosty Mini Background in midnight card and backed this with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet. I then poured silver microbeads over the exposed adhesive to adhere to the metallic background between the snowflakes.
Next I stamped the leaping reindeer ( the large one again) and the sentiment from the Elegant stars and reindeer clear set in silver shine detail embossing powder onto acetate. Like yesterdays card I coloured the reverse of the reindeer using the cosmic shimmer glue highlighter and then added silver chrome polished silk glitter. This means that when dry ( which is really quick wth the highlighter as you add such a fine layer) the glitter shines through. I find that it is really hard to tell that its glittered on the reverse, which is great if you are not the best at staying in the lines and trust me I'm not!
I folded the acetate and wrapped it around the background. I made a large 7.5" x 7.5" card using steel and midnight pearl card and stamped a spray of stars form the set in the corner for balance.
I wrapped a piece of double sided organza ribbon ( from Creative Expressions) around the layers and added a double bow of the same ribbon at the bottom left as shown. I then simply added some of the metallic line and a crystal seat to hide the glue dots and knot.
Finally a couple of stick pins I made using the set I had on the shows and a few crystals for balance.
I really hope this was the card you meant Susan, please remember if any of you want me to answer any questions please email me and I will try to answer ( if you don't get an answer within 48 hours email again as it may have got lost!!!)
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