Thursday, October 10, 2013

the red nosed reindeer

today i have another fun card to share!
this card was created for the paper smooches sparks challenge! which is a trend watch this time and happens to be all about lace!

well...i don't have any after looking for some lace-y or doily papers that i had, i remembered that i had lace WASHI! oh yeah! the washi print looks like lace! score! and what i love about the lace being on the washi tape is that i was free to make a super feminine, pretty card, or a quirky, modern card. guess which way i went?! lol! 

yep, i layered the washi tape as my background (inspired by my best's card here, thank you!) and then got to work! the reindeer are actually just deer from the paper smooches stamp set happy camper. LOVE that image! it's so cute and, well just plain adorable! then i made the antlers from the two 'branches' from the hang ups stamp set! 

all of the images were colored with copics (i was tyring to make the deer all different shades of brown...almost...i was so close! but i'm still learning with those!). of course i had to add a little blush to their cheeks, it's too cute!! 
then i popped up the middle deer and added a red sparkly nose (he he!).

lastly, i created the sentiment with some october afternoon alphas and used my sewing machine to secure them in place! (plus - i am currently in love with sewing on sentiments...)

so that's it! hope it made you smile! 


  1. Oh my goodness...super cute!! I love the little red nose :)

  2. Oh, I love how you used the branches to turn them into reindeer! So clever and I will definitely copy that idea :) Love your card a lot!

  3. This is gorgeous, Samantha! I love what you did with the washi tape in the background, the stitched letter stickers and of course the PS deer. Cute!!!

  4. Oh so FUN! Great use of washi tape!!! So glad you joined us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

  5. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your use of "lace"!!! I totally forgot there is lace washi tape and fabric tape out there! CLEVER! LOVE the little reindeer and Rudolph! FAB all around:) Congrats on your win! THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you will play along with us this week for our sketch challenge <3

  6. adorable! i love the stitched sentiment

  7. Just popping by to say congrats on winning the Sparks challenge last week, love the wording and lacy background :0)
    Jenny x

  8. Yay, you! So happy you won with this darling card! :D


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