Whittle Reindeer Cheer
by Kim Singdahlsen
This is the third in a series of cards using the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit and specifically the deer in the kit that wear the fabulous little hats. My first card was a green mountainside; the next card was a wintery Christmas card. While I was making both of these cards, I knew I needed to make a reindeer with a shiny red nose and here it is!
The shiny red nose and the star are cut from Memory Box Polished Foil Pad. The star is from the Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit. First I adhered the foil to cardstock, then cut the star - I find that keeps the foil smoother and also a lot easier to get out of the die. The sparkly white background for the deer is from Memory Box Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. And the fabulous background paper is from Memory Box's new Christmas paper - Jolly Christmas.
I love classic Christmas cards. This one has classic colors, Rudolph, and sparkly "snow" - so I kept the layout classic too. There's nothing trendy. I just added a strip for the scene, then partitioned it into the sparkly side for Rudolph and a red side so the sentiment would stand out. The sentiment is from the new Christmas Sparkle set. It's a great all-around Christmas set with a lovely font, thirteen sentiments and a variety of "shapes" - some are longer, some look square like this one and others more rectangular. I like sentiments not only for what they say, but how they fit into the card so "shape" is important to me!
Clearly I love the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit and I know it will come out to play again since there's a an entirely different set of deer in it (including a fawn) that I haven't used yet. But there are so many other gorgeous dies that I need to use, I think I'll move on. Hopefully I've given you some inspiration for using this kit!