Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Greetings from Santa

Hello, Crafters.

Today's colour scheme is very non-Christmas! 

I didn't actually plan my card to be like this but it just sort of evolved! 

My original idea was to have three reindeer but in a portrait style card.

I was planning to use trees somehow which is why I started with green - Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede for the reindeer. 

When I'd finished my card yesterday, I was thinking it needed some red in it - maybe some robins, or some holly with berries. 

Looking at it again this morning, I don't think it does!

I started my card with a Pear Pizazz Cardstock (CS) base, a layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Pear Pizzazz CS. 

I tried stamping three reindeer in a vertical line and then die cutting the squares from the top layer. 

This was surprisingly a lot more difficult than I expected it to be! 

I gave up on that idea and tried it the other way round! 

That is, I die cut the three windows and then cut the three reindeer into individuals "squares" that I was able to fit behind each window so much easily! 

The reindeer image is from the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set. 

I used the snow stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings Stamp Set as the background but did it after I'd created the windows and frames - not the easiest nor the best way of doing it! LOL! 

I used Pear Pizzazz Ink for the tone on tone look. 

I created the window frame using the Square Layering Framelits dies. 

I hope Stampin' Up! never retire the three sets of Layering Dies - Circles, Ovals and Squares - I love the way they create these very narrow frames!

The Soft Suede Ribbon I've used is a retired product, unfortunately. 

It's such a gorgeous soft ribbon and it's so easy to tie beautiful bows with!

The sentiment is the very well used one from the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set.

I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White CS, using Soft Suede Ink, and then I cut it out by hand.

We didn't receive a phone call from the doctor's surgery yesterday, so we assume hubby's white blood cell count is alright!

He's going to spend the day in bed again, but is getting very bored - hopefully this means he's beginning to feel a bit better!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Another card. Perfect for a man card as well.

    1. Hi, Marlene. Once I'd finished the card, I thought it was a great male card but then I wondered if was OK with a bow for a man! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. So glad you did not add the red. It is just beautiful the way it is.

    1. Hi, Sandi. That's good to know, thank you. When I looked at the card this morning, I had second thoughts about the red and I've looked at it several times during the day to see if I'd change my mind again but I didn't. And you have now confirmed it! No red!! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Jan, this is so elegant! Very, very pretty! :)

    1. Hi, Kim. Many thanks, I'm really pleased you like today's card. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. The card is perfect the way it is, hope the man about the house is on the mend soon and gets a good report from the Dr.

    1. Hi, Kaye. Yes, I've now decided to leave it as it is! Hubby feels he's well enough to go back to work today but fortunately he's listened to common sense i.e. me, and stayed at home! LOL! Many thanks for your kind thoughts! ☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  5. love the colors in this card. love the card. hope hubby gets well soon.

    1. Hi, Pearl. The more I look at the card, the less I think it needs red to brighten it up. Many thanks for your feedback and your good wishes for hubby, too. ☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB.