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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Seasonal Chums, Buffalo Check, Christmas Card

Today I'm playing with the new "Buffalo Check" background image.  I did not know that this checkered image was called "Buffalo Check".  I had often referred to it as table cloth check or just checkerboard check. It's a very fun background to play with.  I set it up on my Stamparatus because I knew I wouldn't get a nice dark cover with one inking.  And I was right!  Setting it up on there I was able to ink it up twice.  It's pretty solid.

I found a fun card on the net using this cute background but I didn't want to use the stamp set that was on the original card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade. I chose Poppy Parade over Real Red because I actually had some current ribbon that was in the Poppy Parade color!

I cut a piece of Whisper White 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I textured it with the new "Subtle" embossing folder.  It makes the card stock look like it's linen.  Click on the photo for a closer look.

The "Buffalo Check" piece was cut 3" x 4-1/4" using Whisper White card stock. I inked up the image with Poppy Parade ink.  I cut a 3-1/8" x 4-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the layer behind the checked image.  I taped those two layers together and tied a piece of the Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon around them and tied a bow.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

I die cut a Poppy Parade scalloped circle.  On top of that is a Crumb Cake 2" circle and on top of that is a Whisper White stitched circle.  I used a 2" circle punch for the Crumb Cake piece because the one that was a little larger than the stitched circle was too big and didn't show much of the scalloped circle.  Using the 2" circle allowed more of the Poppy Parade circle to show.  

I stamped the reindeer from the "Seasonal Chums" set. I used black Memento ink and then I die cut it.  I colored the nose and bow using Poppy Parade ink.  I used the Petal Pink marker to color the inside of the ears and to blush up the cheeks. I used Crushed Curry for the jingle bell on the bow.  I colored the antlers and hooves in using the Crumb Cake marker.  I colored the dots on the deer's back using the white "Chalk Marker".  

I taped the circles together and set them in place using Dimensionals.  I taped the deer in place on the stitched circle and the card was done.  I was not sure if I needed to add any words to the front.  I think it looks great just as it is.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Nm said...

The background is gorgeous and the little deer is perfect, very pretty. Love this card!