Reindeer Greetings for FMS268

Christmas Day has passed.  I trust that all of you who celebrate the holiday had a day filled with peace and love.  Kim, Brady and I celebrated quietly at home…as quietly as is possible when you have Boxers with new squeaky toys!  As I was a bit under the weather, I didn’t get this card posted for you.  It uses a retired set from 1999 named Reindeer Greetings.  I found it at our local Goodwill store this past summer for $2.88.  Since I loved the simplicity of the reindeer, I couldn’t pass it by. I thought it worked perfectly with his fabulous sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I absolutely love this challenge.  Since the FMS team looks for clean lines and edges, it forces me to create outside my comfort zone, and that is a good thing in terms of stretching one’s creativity.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
When folded, this card measures 5-1/4″ square.

I opted for a clean and elegant look for today’s card, and nothing screams holiday elegance to me like black and gold!  The Reindeer was inked in VersaMark and then heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

The Gold Foil panel was matted onto Basic Black card stock.  I matted the Polka Dot Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheet first onto Whisper White, with no border, and then onto Basic Black, with a 1/16″ border on all four sides.

Because I felt the card was a little stark, I added a Gold Baker’s Twine Bow. It was very simple, yet added a needed touch of texture.

To truly see the warmth of this card, here it is  pictured without the light tent:

And again, from the other side:

I know, I know.  I used a retired stamp.  But don’t you just love this sketch? I’m sure I will be using it again.  It is a classic.  And on the upside, I have my first holiday card created to send out for Christmas 2017!

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I hope you all continue to have a wonderful holiday season!  Of course if you have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! I am leaving you today with Peace, Love and Joy.  Until next time…

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9 Comments

  1. Another stunningly gorgeous card, Ann! You are rocking the gold 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Ooooh. MsAnn what a beauty!!
    Tfs
    Hugs xoxo Frenchie

  3. Perfection in every way. Gorgeous simplicity in gold and white!

  4. Chris R. from Iowa

    Hope you just maybe ate too much like I did to cause some stomach woes and nothing more serious. I can just imagine all of them with their squeaky toys showing each other theirs! Ted doesn’t like to squeak his – he just rips them up for the most part.

    The card is so pretty and elegant! I love it. The black mats just add to elegance. I like the little bow on there and the way it goes across the panel it is like the ground. Love how you think with it being your first card for 2017!

  5. Aw, Ann…I pray you feel better real soon! I absolutely love the simplicity of your beautiful card! That was a great find for a wonderful price! Hugs!

  6. So pretty and elegant. Hope you are feeling better.

  7. beautiful card, Ann. Glad to see you embrace new and retired stamps like the rest of us do IRL!

  8. Hi Ann,
    I love this card! I love the square, the reindeer and the gold elegance of it!
    I hope you feel better today!

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