Thursday, January 19, 2017

Little Reindeer

Even though I'm not on the Design Team at Merry Monday anymore,
I still need to get those Christmas cards done.

This week challenge is hosted by Colleen

I didn't use this little reindeer last year so I was determined to show him some love.

Unfortunately this die doesn't provide any antlers for this little guy.
I used my holly punch as a base and cut some out.

I had been playing with my alcohol inks and the background is a piece from my play.

I added drops of alcohol inks directly to Yupo paper.
Loll did a fantastic tutorial on this technique.

I used Copper Mixative so I used a piece of metallic
copper cardstock from my stash to die cut the reindeer.

His antlers were cut from a snippet of hammered gold paper.

Since I used alcohol ink which is a liquid color, I'll add this to
the CAS Mix Up gallery
Using Stamping, Alcohol Inks (liquid colour), and Die Cutting for my choice.

He's going to CHILL OUT with
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge too

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Joy (Verve
Ink:   Soft Suede
Paper:   Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Yupo, Metallic Amber (Paper Co.), Hammered Gold (snippet stash)
Other:  Alcohol Inks, Rectangle Peek a boo Window Die (MFT), Mini Reindeer & 25 (Sizzix Movers & Shapers), Holly Punch (MS)


Desire Fourie said...

Bonnie this is such a beautiful project.
This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
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Sue said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! I love your ink background and the stitched outline aperture. Ingenious idea to make the antlers! x

Linda said...

Your Al BG is gorgeous. Bonnie, I'm so glad to see you in the gallery with your beautiful inspiration. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie, I love the inky background. The Peek a boo Window die cut sets it off beautifully, I haven't come across that die before. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Miss you on the MM DT but glad you're popping in with your gorgeous & inspiring Christmas cards, Bonnie!! Just love your alcohol inks on Yupo!

Diane said...

Fabulous inked background and love the design.

Hugs Diane

Loll said...

Love your AI background. The copper really stands out and looks amazing with the copper reindeer. Very creative to use another die to create some antlers. Thanks for the shout out. :) xx

Darnell said...

So pretty, Bonnie! It's too bad the photo doesn't show that exquisite sheen from the copper and way to go making your own set of antlers!! I love your inky Yupo background, too. I still have to try it with the Yupo papeer some day ... over the rainbow ... Hugs, Darnell

Marcia HIll said...

Guess I haven't been over here in a few days as I see a whole lot of new and beautiful cards Bonnie! Of course I'm kind of partial to Christmas cards, but I love your DH's card too, and why you didn't make it with snow! And your AL ink card with the deer is just GORGEOUS! Lovely, lovely cards Bonnie!! :0)

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Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is amazing - love your deer and his antlers, and the background is perfect!

Lisa Lara said...

What a beauty Bonnie. The deer and the background together are absolutely stunning. Gorgeous background.

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty. I love the reindeer, such a great idea for the antlers, give 2 great looks with from one die. Beautiful AI background :).

Daffodil Cards said...

Holly leaves for antlers, - ingenious! Love your card and it's beautiful colours and effect.

Greta said...

Creative & unique--beautiful card!

Bobby said...

Aren't you clever to give that poor deer some antlers, Bonnie. I don't have alcohol inks but I think I need some play time with my other mediums.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful copper reindeer and so clever the way you designed his antlers. Love your artsy AI window too. TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie! Love his antlers!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Susan said...

So clever to use that MS punch to make the antlers - I never would have guessed that's what it was. Love the mini reindeer! I have the big version of it. Also love the AI piece and the way you added interest by framing it with that die (I just bought it but haven't used it yet).

Brenda said...

Wow, I love this card Bonnie! I can't believe this deer didn't have antlers. Had to go back and look because they looked pretty really to me, I'm in awe at how you used a holy punch to make his antlers! Hugs, Brenda

JoAnn said...

Love that background. I didn't know the deer didn't have antlers until you said you made them with a separate punch. Great job.

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Bonnie...I love the deer against that stunning backgroud...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

LucieG said...

Fabulous card- the background is amazing!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Bonnie - that background is gorgeous!!

Colleen said...

Bonnie, it is so nice to see you in the gallery! Fabulous card! It is amazing how you can get so many wonderful backgrounds and use for a card...The stitching around it really helps draw your eye in...Love your deer, so elegant. Thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday!

MaryH said...

Awesome. Those inks really steal the show used on Yupo paper don't they? The copper drops look stunning against the swirls of blue and I love your little copper deer. Wonderful embellie on this card, and clever you, to think of how to give him some fantastic antlers! TFS