Monday 10 December 2012


Simon Says Stamp and Show would like you to find inspiration from one of Tim's past tags, whether it is a design, technique or other idea we would love to see your artwork incorporated into an ATC, tag, card, scrapbook page, altered art whatever your choice, we would love to see it.

I was inspired by Tim's 12 tags of 2012 the month of February to create my seasonal card.
Tim's tag for February inspired me the most as I love the dabber resist technique, used here with the background stamp from the Seasons Silhouettes stamp set along with snowcap Paint Dabber.  I also love hearts so the dimensional heart was also perfect to add to my seasonal card, cut using the Mini Heart die.  I always like to add my own twist on things with my two dimensional reindeers cut using the Reindeer Flight die. Another Christmas card ticked off the list!
I decorated a piece of white card using the dabber resist technique and the background stamp from the Seasons Silhouettes stamp set. I also created a dimensional heart as Tim created on his tag back in February adding a Chitchat sticker to the top of my heart for a little more interest.  These three elements including some corrugated card were the starting point for my card.
The next step was to add my dimensional reindeer which I cut from greyboard but any thick card or mountboard would work perfectly.  I cut five reindeer and adhered them together to give me wonderful dimension to my piece.
I love texture in my creations so I added texture paste to each reindeer using a palette knife and then set aside to dry for a couple of hours.
Once the texture paste was dry I painted each reindeer with acrylic paint.
I added gold highlights to each reindeer using gold Paint Dabber and my finger.
I sponged the edges of my layers with walnut stain Distress Ink and added all my elements to red card stock. I added one of the reindeers to the dabber resist background adding a Chitchat sticker to his body along with a rusty bell for further interest.
My dimensional heart has been added to the top corner of my card along with two ornate corners to the stamped panel.
The second reindeer has been added to the bottom corner of my card and again I have added a Chitchat sticker and rusty bell.
JOY has been added to the top of my card using grunge blocks, colouring each letter with gold Paint Dabber and once dry rubbing over a little walnut stain Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp. I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated. Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Seasons Silhouettes Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Alterations - Mini Heart Die, Reindeer Flight Die,
Paint Dabbers - Snowcap, Gold
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Chitchat Stickers, Grunge Blocks
Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Walnut Stain
Ink Blending Tool
Heat Tool
Non-Stick Craft Sheet



Sandy said...

Wow what a wonderful idea with the rendeers. Absolutely gorgeous card.
Love it.

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous, love the way you have combined your elements and those textured reindeers are amazing! hugs trace x

Lynn Stevens said...

Cool card Tracy, Love the reindeer with the texture, kind of reminds me of Chocolate... and I Do Love chocolate!
hugs Lynn

Helen said...

Love the texture and the depth to the reindeer by stacking them, this is gorgeous!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Those deer are the coolest and most textural bits of paper art ever!!! Love them...can't take my eyes off of them!!!

Candy C said...

Tracy...your February inspired project is adorable! I so love your dimensional deer! I have got to try that! Love the corrugated background, too. It adds great texture underneath that lovely stamped Christmas words. I also love the little honeycomb heart at the top! So cute! <3 Candy

Sandi said...

amazing job on those deer, beautiful and elegant card, hugs

Sandra said...

ohh Tracy, love your card! The reindeers look amazing with the texture paste! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

Words and Pictures said...

Those reindeer are sensational! Real scene-stealers on an already cool card - love the corrugated background and whitewash lettering!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

BRILLIANT deer! Love the texture and that hint of metallic on the texture! Fabulous holiday card! Thanks for the step by step photos.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful and I love the technique with the deer!!

Redanne said...

Love your gorgeous card Tracy, those dimensional deer are fabulous and I really love your honeycomb look heart. Hugs, Anne x

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love the textures. Thank you so much the book and the wonderful card arrived this morning. The card is stunning!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fabulous, love your layers of deer and how your texture turned out, you have so much talent T!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card with great texture and dimension.

Michelle Webb said...

Tracy this is unreal! I LOVE what you've done with the reindeer's, brilliant idea girl, love it when you feed my imagination. Thank you Michelle xx

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Gorgeous work, Tracy! I really love the textured layering and the corrugated board on this piece!

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Chris said...

Superb Tracey and I absolutely love your dimensional reindeer! Thanks ever so much for showing how you made them, I was intrigued and I really love how they look. Chris x

Chris said...

Superb Tracey and I absolutely love your dimensional reindeer! Thanks ever so much for showing how you made them, I was intrigued and I really love how they look. Chris x

Terry said...

Hey there sweets, loving your Reindeer woww I love the texture on them and the way you made that happen its just fabulous. Thank you for sharing sweetie, loving your creation Thanksssss for sharing hugs Terry xxx

scrappymo! said...

The texture is the walk through on how you created everything!
I'm your latest follower!

JansArtyJunk said...

Just loving the texture you have created on your reindeer....I have a real 'deer' addiction at the just LOVE these!! x