Christmas Wildlife Theme at BBTB2

Hello Friends!

This week our challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 was to create a project using some kind of Christmas wildlife.  I found a really elegant reindeer cut on the “Christmas” cartridge and decided to use it on a card.  I love glitter, so I cut the snowflake from the “When It’s Cold Outside” cartridge from white glitter paper.  And instead of going with traditional Christmas colors, I decided to go with a beautiful dark blue that really sets off the white snowflake.   I can just picture a reindeer in the wild on a snowy night when I look at this card!

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I used the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set by Close To My Heart for the sentiment on the front and a retired CTMH stamp set for the sentiment on the inside.

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For the sentiment on the front, I manipulated the stamp to make it fit the banner image I cut from Artistry by Close To My Heart.  The original stamp is straight, but I wanted it to be curved since the banner was slightly curved.  No problem when using Close To My Heart stamps!  I just gently bent the stamp while it was on the acrylic block and voila! it fit the banner perfectly.

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Don’t be afraid to manipulate the Close To My Heart stamps to make them fit your needs!  You can bend them like I did or mask portions of a stamp that you don’t want to see.  Stay tuned for more mini tutorials about various stamping techniques on future Crafty Sisters Creations posts.

Please visit the Bitten By The Bug 2 website to see the other Design Team projects!  Then link up your own projects–we love to see your artwork!

Always remember that something WONDERFUL is about to happen!   Laurie


7 thoughts on “Christmas Wildlife Theme at BBTB2

  1. What is the background paper – behind the snowflake? Did you make it, or is it a pattern paper of ours. Thanks for posting this beautiful card! Love the angel one too!

  2. This is such a beautiful and elegant card! I love the design, the snowflake and the elegant deer. Nice work on the banner and the instructions on how to do it.

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