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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Stamp Set Showcase Week 12 (4)


I hope you are enjoying this weeks fun makes
I think todays character is my favourite in the stamp set. This Reindeer definitely has an aloofness about him, despite being in just his underclothes he he 

I had great fun with my Blendabilities here, he was just a joy to colour in

So with no further ado, this is how I made todays card

Begin by making your card blank by trimming a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 14.4cms x 21cms. Score the long side at 10.5cms, fold and burnish the score line.
Now I know I normally tell you to put the card blank to one side, but STOP .... don't do that today
I want you to stamp the teeny snowflake stamp randomly over the card front using silver Encore ink.
Now you can put your card blank to one side.
Next trim a piece of tartan DSP from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack to 5cms x 14.3cms
using the trimming from the above piece of DSP, use the reverse side of the decorative paper and trim a small strip to 1.5cms x 10cms
Mount the larger DSP panel to the front left of the card blank, insetting it to 0.5 cms from the fold.
The smaller strip needs to be put across the bottom of the card front, 1cm up from the bottom of the card.
I did this on purpose to mirror the tartan on the larger panel. 
Stamp the 'Tis the Season to be Fancy' sentiment stamp vertically as seen below.
Pop the card to one side so you don't mark it whilst colouring the reindeer.

Stamp the reindeer onto a piece of whisper White cardstock using black Memento ink (prevents bleeding when using the Blendabilities). Give the ink time to dry thoroughly.

Now for the colouring.
I always begin with the lightest colour, and adding darker colours as you go. 
So with your light Cherry Cobbler blendability pen, colour in the reindeers long johns.
With the mid tone pen from the assortment, you want to add shade by making feather marks with the fribre tip.
Finish the long johns with a touch here and there of the dark cherry cobbler pen.
Now, I always finish by blending the inks not with the blender pen, but with the lightest pen in the Blendabilities assortment. i.e. the light Cherry Cobbler pen, and using the brush tip, paint over the long john's. I find layering up this way, bifes the best blended effect.
Using the same technique, now colour in the antlers, hooves & his face (using the Skin Tone assortment)
Give him a green eye by using the Old Olive assortment, and outline the image with the light Coastal Cabana assortment pen to create a halo effect around the image, and also paint a little ice on the ground, also using the Coastal Cabana pens.

Die cut the image using the Window Framelits Die Collection
Then die Cut the next size up framelit to die cut a frame in Real Red cardstock.
Dry emboss the red label using the Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)
Layer up the topper using Stampin Dimensionals and attach to the card front.
Finish the card by adding one of the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments using a couple of Glue dots,
And tada

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