Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Another Christmas card - using Dasher

What a handsome chap our Dasher is! I've taken him out for another airing today and this is the result:

Doesn't he look regal? I can never resist putting rhinestones in his antlers! I think I've said before how much I love neutrals with a flash of colour - and of course the colours of choice at this time of year are Real Red and Old Olive. 

Here's how to make this card:
  • Stamp Dasher on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Basic Black ink. Trim the card stock to about 6cm square, keeping Dasher on the right of the panel. Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock half a centimetre larger than this and mount Dasher onto it.
  • Rip a post-it note and use it as a mask over the 'snow' at Dasher's feet. Sponge Sahara Sand ink over the rest of the panel. Discard the mask.
  • Make a 9cm square card base out of Sahara Sand card stock. Ink up the En Français background stamp and decorate the card front. Attach the Dasher panel to the top right-hand corner.
  • Cut some branches using the two-step bird punch and arrange them at the bottom left-hand corner of the Dasher panel.
  • Stamp a sentiment in Real Red ink and cut round it with paper snips. Fix this on top of the branches with dimensionals. Add a poinsettia-style flower and some sparkle to Dasher's antlers.

Stamps: En Français, Dasher, Contempo Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red
Other: Basic rhinestones, Old Olive brad, two-step bird, Boho Blossoms punches

Now that my daughter's birthday celebrations are over for another year she tells me that we can start thinking about Christmas... So there we are - it's official! Christmas is definitely creeping up on us now! My diary is looking rather hectic but if you would like to book a stamping party with me before Christmas I will find room for you. Just click here to send me an email.

Hope you're having a good week.
Do pop back tomorrow for more Christmas inspiration!


  1. Fabulous card Vicky. Love the splash of colour and, ofcourse, the rhinestones.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Dasher with rhinestones is a great idea!!


  3. Great card Vicky, love those antlers with the rhinestones... might have to STEAL that one! He, he, Jo x

  4. Dasher is so gorgeous. Love what you've done with the flower punch too.

  5. Gorgeous again Vicky!!!
    Margaret x

  6. Great card Vicky. Beautiful reindeer.x

  7. stunning card Vicky, I just love Dasher (I think you might have guessed that after my marathon!). Your blog candy looks fab - wish I was a customer :-)

  8. this is so very pretty.. love the background and handsome Dasher... :)


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