Sunday, August 29, 2010

Santa and His littlest Reindeer

Today's card is Santa and his littlest reindeer!  This card was fun to make, and I really enjoyed using my two favorite crafting items -- My Copics and my Cricut.  They are a great combination.

I started with a standard 4.25" x 5.5 inch kraft cardstock card.  I went with a lot of layers on this one for depth.  The papers were "busy" so I wanted them to have a bit more depth and definition.  The solid layers helped achieve that goal.

The first layer is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" cut in white cardstock.  The next layer is 4" x 5.25" cut in kraft cardstock.  Then my next layer is 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" cut in patterned cardstock.  The band is cut at 3.75" x 4" with a white border paper 1/8" larger all the way around.  The band is added to the card with foam tape.

Now for the fun part!  Santa is cut at 3.5" using my Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.  I accented his layers using my Copic Markers and my Copic Multiliner pen.  I also used the Multiliner pen to draw in the eyes and the glasses.  My reindeer comes from my Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge.  I didn't have the perfect color cardstock, so I colored her body in using my Copic markers.  For an added extra, she had to have a googly eye.  I put them together using Mono Liquid adhesive.  I added them to my card front using foam tape for dimension.

Now to the inside.  I wanted to make a gift card holder, so I cut a white strip of cardstock at 4" x 6".  I finished the edge using my Martha Stewart double loop border punch.  I thought it matched the patterned paper the best out of all my punches.  I scored the bottom end at 2" and folded it over to make the card holder.  I adhered the edges only using ScorTape.  I added a 1 7/8" x 4.5 inch strip of patterned paper.  I made it slightly wider so I could wrap it around.  Next I cut the holly border, and airbrushed it to match with my Copic marker and Copic airbrush system.  The little tag is cut using the Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and more.  The kraft layer is 1.75" and the white tag is 1.5".  I stamped my Papertrey Ink sentiment with Olive Pastel Colorbox chalk ink, and then lightly chalked the edges.  I adhered the two pieces together using an eyelet and my trusty Crop-A-Dile.  A small piece of twine completed the tag look.  I added the pocket to my card with ScorTape, and then added the tag with foam tape.  A nice Micheal's gift card inside, and the gift is complete :)

Have I lost you yet?  I think the end of this Christmas Card Challenge is going to require a blog candy give-away.  Stay tuned.  I am putting together a great Christmas package for one lucky reader!


Scrappy said...

Awesome card! I love it! Thanks for sharing it!

Deanna said...

Great card. So much detail. That Santa and his reindeer are so cute!

Sue said...

Such a cute card Laura. Thanks for the instruction.

Laney said...

This is just a darling card, thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Great card Laura, I have the same paper you used and I like how the 2 patterns were used together

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