Oh boy! Have I had a lot of fun creating this!
This is project 3 of my week 9 challenge which uses the Tree Builder punch..............and a few other punches!
For this card I also used the Large Oval Punch (sentiment and hooves), Scalloped Oval Punch (sentiment layer), Owl Builder Punch (head), Flower Medallion Punch (ears), Extra Large Oval Punch (body) and 1/2" Circle Punch (nose).
I started with a card base in Soft Suede and layered with Very Vanilla.
The next layer was Crumb Cake which I embossed using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.
This was followed by another layer of Crumb Cake which was stamped with the Hardwood Stamp using Sahara Sand Ink.
I used no. 5 of the Squares Collection Framelits to die cut the opening in the wood "door" for Rudolf to look through.
I placed this on the brickwork and drew pencil marks near the corners so I knew which area I needed to work in while I was making Rudolf.
Unfortunately, I forgot to erase the pencil marks before photographing the card - if you look closely at the third and fourth photographs you can still see them! LOL!
Needless to say, I've removed them now.
Colours of card stock I used are as follows: Rudolf and the birds - Soft Suede, Rudolf's hooves - Chocolate Chip, Rudolf's Nose - Real Red, apples and sentiment layer - Wild Wasabi, sentiment - Very Vanilla.
If I did this card again, I would ink the edges of Rudolf and his hooves to give more definition.
I found the googly eyes in my stash from my pre-Stampin' Up! days.
This is something else I would change.
I adhered the googly eyes before I thought about putting the bird on the antler.
Had it been the other way round, I would have punched black and white circles for the eyes, so I could have Rudolf looking up at the bird.
I would also add something as a handle to the door.
Hindsight is brilliant!
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.