Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Merry Christmas Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Merry Christmas Card:o)

To make this card I used stamps from three ADORABLE Jane's Doodles stamp sets'St. Nick''Driving Home For Christmas' and 'Warm and Cozy'.

How I made this card...

I stamped a reindeer on a watercolor paper and colored him in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Ground Espresso. After drying I fussy cut the reindeer, traced edges with black marker and stamped another reindeer on a white cardstock paper, colored him in black and fussy cut, leaving thin white border around him. Then I glued together two reindeer. I did this because the watercolor paper I use is very thin and I needed a bit thicker image. As a finishing touch, I drew white and black details on reindeer's scarf using a white pigment ink and black fine liner. :o)

Then I worked on a background. I heat embossed in white stars on a Kraft paper panel and glued the panel on a white top folded card base. I cut two hills from the white cardstock paper, glued one directly on the panel, added some foam on the other hill and glued it on the card. Then I drew white dots on the panel to create more snowy effect. I must admit this is my favorite snowy background on Kraft. :o)

I LOVE dimension on my cards. :o) When creating scenes like on this card, I like to use various dimensions of 3D foam. It gives even more interest. :o)

I heat embossed in white a sentiment on the Kraft paper and cut a stripe shape I liked. I glued 3D foam squares on the back of the reindeer and the sentiment, placed them on the card and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 82 mm x 122 mm (3 1/4" x 4 13/16")

List of supplies :
  • Jane's Doodles 'St. Nick' stamp set (reindeer)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Driving Home For Christmas' stamp set (stars)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Warm and Cozy' stamp set (sentiment)
  • white cardstock paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • Mitshubishi Fine Liner 0.2
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • UHU liquid glue
  • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
  • 3D faom squares, 5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • scissors
  • kraft knife
  • Xcut self healing mat A4
  • ruler
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • tweezers
  • paper towels
  • water
  • powder bag

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) As You Like It ChallengeDo you prefer Rubber or Digis?
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.
I use and like them both, rubber and digis, as they both have their own benefits, but like rubber (and clear acetate) stamps just a bit more. This is for a reason I really enjoy having a stamp in my hands and actually stamp. Also, I spend less time creating a layout for my card with physical stamps than with digis, I can stamp wherever I want and can use stamps for more crafting techniques, for example heat embossing. :o)

2) Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, November 2018: Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, November 2018: Anything Goes
This is my 4th entry to this challenge.

4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Challenge: Baby It's Cold Outside
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Cute card and I love the ombre colours. Thanks for sharing at HLS.

  2. How precious card, Milka! Love so much the neutral colours and those amazing black end white details you drew on the scarf! Fabulous water colouring and background!

  3. LOVE the colors and this sweet reindeer. Fabulous x-mas card, Milka.

    Imke ~ M> CRAFTY PLACE

  4. Wow! The reindeer is so so spectacularly colored and the use of kraft for background... stunnnning! Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  5. So adorable! Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  6. What an adorable CAS design and your reindeer looks so snug in his lovely scarf.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

  7. I love white on kraft and this is a lovely CAS design. The reindeer is so cute too. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT x

  8. this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at AYLI.Sarah DT



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