Winter is here and the temperatures have dropped. Perfect for the mid winter Christmas theme, along with the rain perfect conditions for paper crafting and getting a head start on those Christmas cards.
A lot of my friends are in the “keep Christmas in December” brigade, but then the the silly season hits, end of the school year, Christmas Parties, ballet recitals etc. and they run out of time to make their Christmas Cards. I tend to start early in the year and make one or two cards at a time and by November I have more than enough cards, usually all different.
This year I started at the beginning of July, a little later than usual but I should still be OK.
For today’s project I have a very simple card using the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and matching thinlits. I must admit I’m a fan of the Less is More club and this card certainly fits. He’s such a regal looking reindeer, stamped using Soft Suede on Crumb Cake card stock, the wreath is Garden Green on Wild Wasabi. The bow just shines with gold embossing on Real Red card stock.
With a closer angle you might just be able to make out the sparkle on the background. Before applying the Embossing Paste, I mixed in a little Dazzling Diamonds.
It really is very pretty in real life and just lifts the card as only a bit of bling can. The greeting is from the same stamp set and is gold embossed.
Simple, but elegant.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Stamp set: Santa’s Sleigh
Thinlits: Santa’s Sleigh
Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Ink: Soft Suede, Garden Green, Versamark
Miscellaneous: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big shot