Now I know it's the beginning of November, but I'm here today to share one of my October Crafter's Companion Design Team project with you using a few of Leonie Pujol's products. I used one of her new Christmas embossing folder, stamps and a few of her glittery pens.
Well you know me and how I love to create little scene - so here I decided to create a little wintery backdrop for this gorgeous reindeer using distressing inks. To add sparkle I added purple glitter pens to the reindeer and filled the pretty swirly de-bossed border with glitter.
I hope it gets you into the Christmas mood :)
Here's What I Did
I cut a piece of strong white card to size and embossed it with the Christmas embossing folder. Using the de-bossed side of the card I stamped the reindeer and sentiment into the centre. The reindeer was stamped again onto a post-it note (tacky end) and fussy cut out; this was placed over the stamped reindeer on the card to protect it while doing the next step.
Next I added Shaded Lilac distressing ink around the edges slowly increasing the depth of colour. To create the snow hills template I roughly tore off a strip from a piece of copier paper. the template was laid this across the white card at an angle, then using a piece of cut & dry foam I gently sponged Worn lipstick distressing ink above the tear line to create sky. This was followed by 2 more drifts using the Shaded Lilac distressing ink. I added a little extra ink just under the reindeer's feet so he looked liked he was prancing. When the ink was dry I coloured the reindeer in with alcohol pens and finished it off with glitter pens.
I achieved the glittery look around the edge, by using a narrow tipped glue pen and carefully drawing inside the swirly de-bossed lines - I did one side at a time and added glitter. I repeated the process for each of the side until it was finished.
I matted the reindeer topper onto lilac card, and then mounted it onto the 5" x 7" card blank using foam tape. and to finish off I attached 2 gems on the 'i' dots.
Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products - Leonie Pujol 'Entwined Frame' Embossing Folder, Leonie Pujol 'Tree Fairy' Stamp Set, Sara's Signature Collection Contemporary Christmas 'Festive Sentiments', Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Leonie Pujol Glitter Pen 'Wrapped Up', Spectrum Noir Pens - NB1, HB2, HB3, LV3, Spectrum Noir 'Clear Overlay' Glitter Pen,
Other: Distressing Inks (Worn Lipstick & Shaded Lilac), Memento Ink (Grape Jelly & Tuxedo Black), Manual Die Cutting Machine, Glitter, Gems, White & Lilac Cardstock, Copier Paper, Misti
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x Janine x