This lovely reindeer silhouette is one more delightful stamp from the Winter Post set, coming October 1 in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini. Need a copy of the Holiday Mini or Stampin' Up!'s Idea Book and Catalog? Click here. Have you seen my newest feature! You can place orders (or search for Stampin' Up! product information) in one-step, 24/7 by clicking here. Bookmark it so it's always handy.
For today's card, I combined two Splitcoast challenges–Using a Silhouette (Thursday, WT184) and "White Out" (Friday, LSC186, using white or ivory as the main color). All Splitcoast challenges are listed on my right side bar (scroll down). Play along. They are often my key sources of inspiration!
TIP: To get excellent coverage with the solid reindeer stamp, I used Stazon Jet Black Ink. After a little experimentation, I found it offered better coverage than Basic Black Classic ink. I next stamped on Very Vanilla card stock (2 3/4" x 2 3/4") and accented with paper piercing.
Piercing is pretty simple using a template. TIP: Before you start piercing, look at the first side and determine (using a template) where you are going to start and end. Will you end at a similar spot as where you started? Adjust and move the template from corner to corner making sure you can line up each side and turn without losing your line or throwing your pierce marks out of balance. When you determine how all the little holes will be unified upon completion, go back to the beginning and start "jabbing."
I wrapped gorgeous Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon around the reindeer panel. It's wonderful how it flips from Kiwi to Vanilla and even more handsome when it exposes both. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach this panel to Basic Black and Kiwi Kiss card stock.
Using my Big Shot and Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder (sandwich tips here), I can create a whole lotta WOW on Very Vanilla card stock. It's layered on a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Kiwi Kiss (scored at the top). TIP: Did you know? The indented score goes on the outside and the ridge goes on the inside when you fold. More polished that way.
The sentiment is from All Holidays, again inked up in Stazon Jet Black and stamped on Very Vanilla. Using the same piercing process as above, I created a pierced border and adhered the image with Stampin' Dimensionals (to mirror the 3-D of the reindeer panel).
The PERFECT TOUCH? A Kiwi Kiss designer button (new in Stampin' Up!'s Fall/Winter catalog, don't miss them on p. 187) is just the right thing for the corner. TIP: I find it easiest to attach buttons securely using a Mini Glue Dot (103683, $4.95). TIP: I cut a sliver of Basic Black card stock and carefully tied it to create coordinated "thread" in the button.
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Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
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Stamp Set: Winter Post, All Holidays
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit), Big Shot, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Designer Buttons