Saturday 16 December 2017

Happy Holidays Series | ft. Lawn Fawn "Toboggan Together"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today, I wanted to share a fun scene of the reindeer hard at work gathering the presents for Santa and his sleigh! Despite what looks like a lot of dimension, this card is relatively flat and costs no additional postage to send in the mail - and that is always a bonus.

To begin, I stamped the sleigh and masked the top then added the presents and stamped the reindeer from "Toboggan Together" as well as the trees from "Yeti, Set, Go" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I cut them out with the Brother 2 Scan N Cut and coloured them with Copic Markers.

I then cut the stitched hillside and the Hillside Forest border from the same cardstock and used Distress inks to give the snow some colour, and to fill in the forest line trees.

On my very back panel I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink for the sky, once that was dry I prepped it with my powder tool and stamped some snowflakes using VersaMark and heat embossed them with "Snow" embossing powder by Recollections.

I then put my layers together. I was able to find some ultra thin mounting tape at my local dollar store, and let me tell you this stuff is fantastic. I think it's supposed to be for hanging stuff on the walls, but I've never known anyone that would use tape to do that. Either way, it works like a dream on cards and it's only about half the thickness of my regular mounting tape.

The very front layer and the reindeer/sleigh are popped up with this foam tape. It didn't occur to me to take a picture of the side to show just how thin this card is, but it's a touch thinner than a regular shaker card would be. That's exciting.

To finish off the panel I used a length of brown bakers twine to make the reindeer have reins and pull the sled. I then mounted the panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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