Hello All and Welcome!
Happy Holidays! I hope you all are well. I’m back today with a couple holiday cards created with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Cool Yule Thinlets Die Set and Shadow Script Christmas Thinlets Die Set. Both of which were released for the Holiday Season. I created these back in August and apparently was approaching my deadline as I do not have too many process photos. Oops… but I think I have enough to give you the general gist of them 🙂
The Cool Yule set has quite a few quirky little characters that you can accessorize in an endless amount of ways…super fun and festive! I chose to gussy up two reindeer…
For both of these cards I used a technique called Mono-printing…if you are unfamiliar with the technique you can hop over to THIS POST and it explains it more there.
The papers I created by mono-printing fit perfectly behind my two reindeer…
This paper was created by making one background using my blending brushes and a variety of distress inks then after it was made. I spritzed the stencil with some water, flipped it over onto a piece of watercolor paper, dried it with some paper towel and then dried it with my heat tool. Voila! Two separate backgrounds for the price of one!!! Because of the detail of this particular stencil (Holiday Knit THS028) the blending brushes were the perfect way to get into all those tiny spaces.
I began cutting the parts and pieces of my reindeer with a variety of scrap papers that had been previously blended and created with distress inks.
I cut out the words “merry and bright” from the Shadow Script Thinlet set and blended them with a variety of distress inks to create an ombre effect. Then cut out some greens from the Festive Greens Thinlet set.
My backgrounds were cut using the Stacked Postage Thinlets set, in a few different sizes. I stamped the Holiday words (CMS281) onto the smaller size postage piece and blended it with some ink.
This background was created with the Peppermint Layering Stencil (THS095) using the same mono-printing technique.
I stitched around the outside of the backgrounds using my sewing machine and black thread then began arranging my layout.
I glittered the girlie reindeers’ bow and glasses, then stitched around her background with my sewing machine and cream thread. I added little pompoms to the bottom of both of their scarves.
With that, my swanky reindeer cards were complete!
Thank you so much for stoping by today…Happy Holidays!
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GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous-Stripes and Holiday (CMS281), Layering Stencils- Holiday Knit (THS028), Peppermint (THS095)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Cool Yule, Shadow Script Christmas, Festive Greens, Stacked Postage, 3D Lumber Texture Fade, Simple Snowflake Texture Fade
Distress Ink and Oxide- Ground Expresso Oxide, Mowed Lawn Oxide, Barn Door Oxide, Antique Linen Oxide, Hickory Smoke Oxide, Walnut Stain Oxide, Vintage Photo Oxide, Black Soot Distress Ink
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools, Watercolor Paper, blending brushes
Other- Sewing Machine and Thread, mini pompoms, glitter
Cassie Lynch says
Too cute. They remind me of reindeer who have photo booth props. Merry Christmas ♥️
H. Saveur says
These are stunning! I’ve just added the dies to my cart for next year’s cards.
Nancy Wethington says
Love these reindeer cards!
Sherry T says
Cool Yule!!! Like the Mono printed backgrounds. Think I will make a wall hanging for my Deer…Merry Christmas!
Love these! Thanks for the inspiration.
Rose Mary Garner says
The work you put into these cards! WOW! They are soooooooo awesome!!!!
Paper Profusion says
Can’t get enough of these cute and quirky characters – they really are brilliant. Superb backgrounds and design. Thank-you for sharing how-to. Nicola x
Theresa Petermann says
this has been one of Tim’s best Christmas releases. your cool yule reindeer take a prize. just wanted to say thank you so very much for all the Christmas inspiration you have shared. So many great ideas and techniques. thanks as always for sharing and Merry Merry Christmas.
Anita Houston says
Merry and bright is right… Love the festive fun of this and the he and she!!!!
Sara Emily Barker says
Oh, my, Stacy! These are just adorable yet satisfy my grungy side. I purchased these dies and never used them. Now I am INSPIRED to get started on next year’s cards! Your backgrounds are stunning and the pompoms on the scarf??! Sa-weet! Thank you so much for all of your inspiration throughout the year! I’m wishing you and your family and wonderful, warm Christmas!
So darling! Just love these, hugs Zowie xx
Cindy Olson says
I love these reindeer!
Mary Herman says
Getting ready for next Christmas! But — just what did you use for the christmas words on the postage die set behind the reindeer? Not the Merry & Bright which is the die set you have listed. Please advise . Still inspired to follow your inspiration – even in January!
Mary in Oregon
Hi Mary!!! It’s actually from a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Background Set called Stripes and Holiday CMS281…thank you for pointing that out 🙂 I forgot to include that in the supplies. I will add it to the list. I’m so happy you’ve been inspired…that truly makes me happy! Have a great evening! ♥️