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Merry Christmas Reindeer Silhouette Scene

December 14, 2017

Hi Crafty Fiends,

It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team today. Alcohol Inks are becoming increasingly popular again lately, so I decided to pull mine out to have a play. I decided to create a night sky background using various colors of alcohol inks and then create a silhouette scene using the Reindeer die set. This card was fairly quick to create so would be good for mass production if anyone still has a batch of Christmas cards to make. If you haven’t been reminded lately, there are only 10 days to go!!!!

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 –

  • Create an alcohol ink background using a piece of 5 inch x 7 inch white Yupo paper and alcohol inks. Stonewashed, Denim, Stream, Eggplant and Silver Metallic Alcohol Inks were used to create the background above.
  • Place some white acrylic paint onto a clear block and water down slightly. Flick paint all over the cardstock to create a starry night scene. (Tip for beginners: If you haven’t spattered paint before, practice on a scrap of dark color cardstock till you get the hang of it.)
  • Allow to dry.
  • Cut the panel to 5 inches x 5 3/4 inches.

Step 2 – 

  • Use the Reindeer die set to cut the following from black cardstock:
  • (2) Snowbanks
  • (2) large Birch Trees
  • (1) small Birch Tree
  • (1) Pine Tree
  • (1) Leaping Reindeer
  • (1) Standing Reindeer

Step 3 – 

  • Adhere the two snowbanks to the bottom of the card. Note: Turn one of the snowbanks over to reverse it so the two pieces to in different directions rather than letting them match. This will make a nicer looking scene. Adhere the upper snowbank to the card about 5/8 inch up from the bottom. Adhere the bottom snowbank to the card using foam tape, lining up the bottom edge with the bottom of the starry panel.
  • Adhere birch trees to the cardstock. Note: Some of the trees will overlap the upper snowbank and some will go under the top snowbank.
  • Using foam tape for dimension, adhere pine tree to the left side of card so that part of the tree is hanging over the card.
  • Trim off anything that extends past the edges of the starry panel.
  • Add the two reindeer to the scene using foam tape for dimension.

Step 4 – 

  • Layer the panel onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock (5 1/4 inches x 6 inches)
  • Create a side-fold card base from dark blue cardstock. Folded size: 5 5/8 inches x 6 3/8 inches.
  • Adhere decorated silhouette panel to card base.

Step 5 – 

  • Die cut “Merry Christmas” from White Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere to the bottom snowbank.

Step 6 Inside of Card –

  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 inches x 5 3/4 inches.
  • Layer the white cardstock to a black cardstock panel that measures 5 1/4 inches x 6 inches.
  • Adhere to inside of card.

Step 7 –

  • Using black ink, stamp “All is calm All is bright” from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set to the centre of the white panel.
  • Die cut one large birch tree and one leaping reindeer from black cardstock. Adhere images to card, referring to photo above for placement.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Cardstock – Black, Dark Blue

Yupo Paper

Inks – Black

Ranger Alcohol Inks – Stonewashed, Denim, Stream, Eggplant, Silver Metallic 

Ranger Blender Solution

Blending Tool and Felt Pads

Picket Fence Distress Paint

Paint Brush

Foam Tape

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  • Toni Demme December 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Love that you designed the inside of the card!!

  • BeverlyBL December 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

    So beautiful. Just what I was looking for.

  • Lagene December 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Awesome stary night woodsy scene!

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