Saturday, 16 April 2016

Reindeer Spinner

Hi and welcome!  I'm so happy today to be joining in the 200th challenge at Merry Monday.  Merry Monday was my first design team and I was on it for two years before I stepped down due to an overload of Christmas :)  My congratulations to Lesley and the team on such a successful challenge and here's to the next 200!

From the four different challenges this week, I chose to go with the sketch and made a spinner card.  I have to admit, I'm still not ready to be making Christmas cards yet, but I did color up some of these cute reindeer when I bought the set just after Christmas, so I used some of those for this challenge.

To make my card, I masked off the center panel and sponged over the English Brick Wall Stencil with various SSS inks.  After I removed the masks, I die-cut a rectangle from the card base and then cut a thin frame to make the hole stand out.  I then adhered the spinning reindeer in the open frame.

The sentiment was white-embossed onto a black die-cut flag and I adhered a dancing reindeer using foam tape.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Reindeer Games (Mama Elephant), Cheerful Christmas Greetings (MFT)
Ink:  Cobblestone, Khaki, Sparrow, Burnt Orange (SSS), Versamark, Black Licorice Hybrid
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It
Dies;  Reindeer Games (ME), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP, silver thread, English Brick Wall stencil (MFT)


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Merry Monday.


Rosemary said...

oh this is just too cute... love those sweet little reindeer!!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is just fabulous - such a cute little guy and he moves too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I thought nothing could be more adorable than snowmen, but I was wrong. These reindeer - and a SPINNING reindeer, no less - just blew my hat off, Karren!! So winning!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

conil said...

Can't say enough about the cuteness of this card. It really stands out from the gallery. Who wouldn't love twirling reindeers, I ask you?

Helen said...

SO cute! Love those adorable little reindeer!
Helen x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, WOW, this is just so cute, Karren!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card for the challenge Karren! Thanks for helping us celebrate our 200th at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

What a fun card, Karren! I still miss having you on our team. :>( I love your spinning reindeer! Someone is going to love getting this card! Thanks for joining our celebration at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday 200th Challenge.

Linda said...

This spinner card is just so cute and fun,Karren. Love that little reindeer. Thanks for joining us on our Merry Monday 200th Challenge.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to say congratulations on the HM at MM for your awesome card, Karren!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Linda Callahan said...

Cutest Christmas card EVER!

Eliz Stewart said...

I just love these dancing reindeer! They fit the sketch so perfectly!

Jen Mitchell said...

You're killing me here with your creativity! First of all, the bricks look absolutely real! You've combined the colors perfectly for such a realistic look. And second, it's been a dog's age since I've seen a spinner and a cuter one I don't think I've ever seen. Whoever gets this Christmas card is one lucky duck!