"12 Cards of Christmas - Card 8"
A piece of strong card was used to diecut the Reindeer Flight die, and the negative used as a mask with distress inks to ink the reindeer onto white card, and with archival ink to stamp the snowflakes. Then the positive was used to mask the reindeer while the background was inked with distress inks. If you line the reindeer up carefully, you end up with a thin white line around the main image which helps it to "pop" from the background.
In place of the label machine & mini attacher, I used some sentiment ribbon from my friend Linda (thank you), cut into two pieces and stapled in place with an office stapler.
I had great fun coming up with this cheap alternative for the metal corners. One of the dies from Spellbinder's "Elegant Posts" sets was used to cut two layers of silver mirri foil at the same time. The top layer doesn't cut all the way through, so you can remove the outside edge but retain the inner pieces. Stick the two pieces together and cut into a suitable corner shape and it looks like silver embossing. I used the symmetrical post die, so that I could cut two corners that were reflections of each other for this project. All the swirly bits left over from my experimenting were used to make a background for the card topper.
Guess what the iron gate was cut from? Yup, empty cat food boxes :). The die-cut was painted with green and white acrylic paint, then left to dry before decorating the top with holographic glitter glue for an icy look.
This little watch and key combo were a pressie from Lee (thankyou again :). I just attached them to a small key ring, added a piece of ribbon and threaded through an eyelet punched into the card.
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