Delightful Snowflakes are the backdrop for these two prancing deer Christmas cards today! Are you a fan of snow? Do you get excited when the first snowflakes of the season begin to flutter from the sky? Perhaps you anticipate cross-country or downhill skiing, snowboarding, or building snowmen and snow forts.
Whether you’re a snow lover or a snow bird, these prancing deer in a snowy scene can fit the bill for your holiday greetings to friends and family. Look through your stash for some snowflake paper, or make your own! Then, based on the colors in your paper, design with a traditional or non-traditional color scheme. For example, see one sample of each type below.
Traditional Color Scheme
First of all, starting with traditional red and green Christmas colors, we will create the same card in two color schemes. To begin, gather a standard 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base, two pieces of patterned paper that coordinate with each other and the Peaceful Deer Bundle. Snowflake patterns work great, but if you don’t have any, the next card shows how to create some. In addition, choose one or two ink pads for the deer and sentiment, and a couple of embellishments.
For the background layer at the top of the card, cut a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of your first patterned paper. Cut a 3″ x 4″ rectangle of your second pattern. Stamp and punch two deer, with or without antlers, with the Peaceful Deer Bundle.
Assemble the card base and patterned paper as shown below. Add the deer, a sentiment and a few rhinestones, and you’re done!
Delightful Snowflakes – Non-Traditional Colors
In contrast, if you prefer less traditional colors, you can use the same layout but change the color scheme. If you don’t have paper with snowflakes, choose a patterned paper such as the Coastal Cabana paper from the Brights Collection. Heat emboss snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes with Versamark ink, white embossing powder, and a heat tool. If you prefer to stamp and die cut snowflakes, the Snowflake Wishes stamp set has coordinating So Many Snowflakes Dies. For all products and cutting dimensions to make this card, click the link below the photo.
For more Christmas Card Ideas and layouts, see the Penguin Playmates Card Series.
So which version of Delightful Snowflakes do you prefer: traditional or non-traditional? Let me know in the comments!