Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Reindeer Tree....

Hello & Happy Tuesday everyone!
I've got my weekly Holiday Challenge card
ready to go and share with you -

As most of you already know... I went to
a Holiday Card Class about a week & a half ago
and we made about 8 or 9 holiday cards -
I'm not sure where the designs came from
so I can't give credit to whoever designed them
but I will say I altered them to work for me -

My friend made them as kits for everyone to make 
and made them fairly simple to create because she
has a lot of friends who prefer basic, simple card designs
and I do too, to some extent, but the cards needed
something more for me - So I'll show you the card
she made and then the one I Altered to work for me ---


Here is her card design that I had to create --



Sorry about the glare - I took the photo's of each card in their
cellophane bags -- Now let me start by saying this
card has some cute images on it - the biggest issue
I had with it was the size!! Her card measured at 5 x 5 1/2
which is an ODD size to me - Her card also opened up
like a Tri-Fold - the trees & deer are attached to the
bottom of her card and open that way with the
floral designer paper showing thru.... I like the idea of it!


So this is what I created with the pieces ---



First, I changed the cardbase to be an A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).... 
I like her tri-fold idea but decided NOT to use it - What I did was add
Acetate to mine - I cut off my white card base front leaving about
2"s hanging over, and then cut an additional 1" strip for the lower
portion of my card front - Then I cut a Piece of Acetate to fit the front 
of my card - So now, it was see through.... which was neat -

But then I thought? Hmmm If I place the floral pattern on the inside
to show through.... I won't have much room to write a little
something inside - That bothered me - so I added the Floral pattern
paper to the acetate window and then covered it up with another piece
of white cardstock (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) - 
so it looked clean on the inside without anything showing -




Then I proceeded to decorate the front with the green
pattern paper and colored the images with my Zig Brush pens
Since my card size was smaller than hers, I didn't need 2 trees
I also eliminated the twine because I thought
the card was busy enough --
I used my Clear wink of Stella pen on the
tree & bulbs on the deer, just to add some sparkle!
I had some stitched banner dies, so I used them instead
of plain banner cuts and added Nuvo drops & Clear gems 

I really like how mine turned out!



Well... I've got more to share with you - But for now
I hope you ALL Have a Fabulous DAY!

Big HUGS!!!

Theresa

14 comments:

Beckie Williams said...

This is just freaking adorable!!! Super super cute!!

Lori said...

Such a cute Christmas card! An adorable one to add to your collection!

Lisa said...

Yours turned out so beautiful!! I love the adorable images you used!! Gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

CA Scrapper said...

Another cute holiday card! Hope you are having a good week.

Leslie

Gloria said...

Love your take on the card:)

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Such a very festive and cute card for the holiday season! Love that adorable reindeer!
Hugs,
JO

Tracy said...

Your card is adorable!!!!
That reindeer is so cute.

Anonymous said...

I like how it turned out, too! Really adorable. And now you have a leftover tree to use on another card!

Evelyn

Tracey said...

Really nice holiday card Theresa...I really like how you changed it up!

Migdalia said...

Too darn cute my friend!! I think the reindeer is ADORABLE! Love all of your holiday cards!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Gerda said...

What a adorable card!! Love the cute reindeer image you used!!! Have a great day.
Gerda

Lisa said...

Love your version! I have a hard time working with a kit...it pains me to think that my card is just like anyone else's so I'd have to create a new one too...adorable!

Nana said...

Another beauty here. I again think yours is better. Cute, fun and sure made me smile.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Very cute! and I love the beautifully decorated inside!!