This weekend I finally got a chance to play with my Santa's SleighThinlits for the first time! I did not order the stamp set that coordinates with it because I'd already blown my budget sky-high. The 2016 Holiday Catalog, aka "the Budget Buster," has not been a friend to my checkbook. But I'm happy to say you can easily use the Thinlits alone and not have to get the set if you don't want to. I think I did just fine without it on this card, don't you?
I wish you could see the sparkle on this card! I used Wink of Stella on the reindeer and tree, and boy does that ever POP on the Basic Black cardstock. The Silver Foil cardstock, embossed with the Brick Wall embossing folder, adds shine as well, and so does all the pearls I sprinkled on the tree.
But the best part of the card is the Real Red twine wrapped around the reindeer's neck. It adds an elegant focal point dab of red to a monochromatic card. Christmas cards are supposed to be over the top, after all!
This would be a great card to mass-produce for Christmas cards this year. It's impressive but easy, without a lot of putzy techniques or special-use supplies. Feel free to copy this design if you'd like! Here's the complete supply list, for your convenience.
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Did you know that the #1 card style people create is Christmas? Makes sense! The #2 most-produced card type is birthday. I'm looking forward to my annual Birthday Bash in January--stay tuned for details on how to register for that event! Hope to see you there.
Beautiful card, Lyssa. Could you tell us about the snowflakes in the background? Did you use vellum and did you embloss the snowflakes?
Posted by: Elaine Almand | 11/16/2016 at 10:04 AM
Hi Elaine! That's actually some retired vellum from the Winter Frost specialty Designer Papers. I didn't mention it since it's long gone. Good eye!
Posted by: Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek | 11/16/2016 at 12:10 PM