Thursday, 18 October 2018

Reindeer Circle Window Merry Christmas Card - #RRCB97

I checked out the latest challenge over at Retro Rubber and found it was this fun Tic Tac Toe challenge.  The reindeer image comes from an Inkadinkado Christmas stamp set that I've had since 2009.  I love that the Retro Rubber challenge encourages us to use those oldies but goodies in our stash!

I chose to work with the bottom horizontal line - animals, window and circles.  I did sneak the neutrals option in too as I chose Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla as my colour combo.  I made an A6 sized card base and stamped a tone on tone background over the top using a bubble wrap background stamp which ties in with the circles Tic Tac Toe option.  I also included the ribbon option although my ribbon is faux as I used a Grosgrain Ribbon die to cut my strip of Very Vanilla 'ribbon'.  I used circle punches for the sentiment and I popped that up on Dimensionals.  

For inside the card I cut a panel of Very Vanilla CS, stamped the lovely reindeer image in Soft Suede ink and trimmed the panel to size so that the large reindeer showed nicely through the circle window.  I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of Crumb Cake CS, cut it out with a stitched rectangle die, trimmed it down and glued it in place.

I stamped the reindeer image again and cut out just a portion using a circle punch and matted that circle onto a larger punched circle.

This will make a perfect Christmas card for a male - a rare addition to my Christmas card box!

Stamps: Inkadinkado 'Holiday Sentiments' set, Creative Expressions 'Bubble Wrap', Stampendous 'Merry Christmas', SU! 'Best Yet' set
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, SU! circle punches, Memory Box 'Grosgrain Ribbons' die set, M&C Boutique stitched rectangles die set
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals



Jan Clothier said...

Ruth, I love everything about this card from the bubblewrap background you created through to the dancing reindeer peeking out from the inside of the window. Such a striking layout and I love the neutrals palette you've used - somehow it adds to the elegance of the design. What an amazing take on my tic-tac-toe challenge. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! This card is gorgeous, love the color combination and the tone on tone of your bubble wrap background.
Love how the beautiful deer peeks through the window and when you open the card, you can see the whole amazing image.
A fabulous and beautiful way to interpret the RETRO RUBBER challenge.
Thank you for sharing and hope you play again soon.

Debbie Mageed said...

This card is stunning! I love the natural colors and the window technique. Perfectly done! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

Creative Lady said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the color scheme and the image on your card! Such a classy card. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber.

Neva Cole said...

Great monochromatic card. I love the window treatment of the focal image too! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber, come again soon!

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