Today I have a short tutorial to make a simple stamped reindeer Christmas card, featuring one of the lovely edge dies from DieSire.

I used a 6″ x 4″ white side-folding card blank from my stash. I used the stacking rectangles die set by Presscut and chose the die that most closely fit the front of my card, and the one smaller than that.

I cut out a panel of patterned paper with the larger die, and applied Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edges. This paper is from the “12 Days of Christmas” 6″ stack by Dovecraft.

I then used the smaller of the two dies to cut out a panel of white 300 gsm Sheena Douglass Stamping Card. I ran this piece of card back through the die cutting machine with the Lattice Flourish Edge’ables die from DieSire (Crafter’s Companion) on the bottom edge.

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I stamped the “nosey reindeer” stamp from the “Christmas Creations” stamp set by Spellbinders. I stamped him in Azure Seas permanent dye ink, from Whispers. I then went around the edge with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

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I stamped a sentiment onto some white card. The “Holiday hugs” stamp is from Crafter’s Companion and was one of the included stamps in the 2014 Christmas issue of their Inspirations magazine. I stamped it with black Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I cut it out using one of the smaller dies from my stacking rectangles, as before.DieCutSentiment

I then applied Brushed Corduroy distress ink all around the edges to give it a nice vintage feel.

I coloured in the reindeer with a Light Ultramarine Faber Castell Polychromos pencil. I used a Pthalo Blue pencil to add a bit more emphasis to the deer’s flank markings and nose. The pencil colouring has not shown up very well in my photos, it looks better in real life (honest!).

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I glued the two panels together, then added them to the card blank. I fixed the sentiment on with some foam tape to give it a bit of dimension. Then I finished it with two sticky faux pearls from Sticker Mania.

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I created a few copies of the reindeer christmas card, each a little different to the others.

If you want some hints and tips to help with last minute Christmas Card making, check out my blog post from earlier this week.

Simple Stamped Reindeer Christmas Card Tutorial
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