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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Makes Some Iced Gingerbread Reindeer



A few weeks ago I made this card,


and Bev of Happy Dance commented that it reminded her of gingerbread, so I thought I'd make some iced gingerbread reindeer to go on my cards.


I started off by stencilling white paint onto kraft card through the X Marks The Spot stencil.



Then I die-cut some reindeer and chose to draw around the inside of the shape with white pen rather than stamp, which gives a different outline.



Then I mounted one panel onto white card, added a sentiment from Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells and a red gem for Rudolph's nose.



I also did a couple of un-iced Rudolphs.  This one's standing on a sentiment from Oh, Christmas Tree.



And this one's standing on a sentiment from Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year.



This last one proved the most problematic. There's a dark fleck in the kraft card, and if I positioned the reindeer centrally, the fleck looked suspiciously like reindeer poo! So he's standing strategically to one side ;)



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13 comments:

  1. Loving the iced gingerbread reindeer, so cute. Great colour combination and thank you for the step by step x

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  2. beautiful series of cards...love the color combo and gingerbread

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  3. Love your reindeer gingerbread cookies. I like the iced ones!! This is such a neat use of your stamp!

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  4. Love the white on kraft and your iced reindeer. Hugz

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  5. How cute your gingerbread deer are! LOVE these cards!
    ~carol

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  6. So glad your reindeer don't leave 'poo marks' on your cards - these are fabulous - love the background and the yummy 'gingerbread' ones.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Simple but effective, and beautiful! Love the Kraft and white combo.

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  8. Love the iced reindeer.
    I have the stamp but need the die (it's
    sold out - bummer).
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. These are so cool! Love your reindeer - iced and non-iced! I did laugh st the thought of reindeer poop on your card! xxx

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  10. Love that reindeer! Too darn cute! Both cards are adorable!

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  11. lovely!!! love the combo of white and kraft and the "icing" on the reindeer looks fab :)

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  12. I love your kraft, white and red color combo and textures. Such fun and cheerful cards Shirley. TFS my friend. I must get your stamp set and die set reindeer. Not to early to start on next year cards..right?!?

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