December 3, 2010

I happened to see a thread on splitcoast about what cute reindeer stamps were available and of course right away I thought of my Dasher stamp that has hardly seen ink.  So that was the inspiration for my card.

I stamped my dasher image using chocolate chip ink and then I cut it in a circle shape using my nesties.  Here's a tip for getting the stamp to stamp a solid and 'not so blotchy' image.  I inked up my stamp really well using my SU chocolate chip ink pad and then using my SU chocolate chip marker I color over it again.  This helps to sort of spread around the ink a little better and I always get a nicely stamped image when I do this.  Don't forget to 'huff' on the stamp before stamping onto your card stock.  You can also stamp over the image twice (using your stamp-a-ma-jig of course, but that technique didn't work very well with this image because of the antlers).

My background is embossed using the swirly embossing folder from the Cuttlebug winter wonderland set.  The bottom edge of my chocolate chip layer was punched using my EK Success wavy border punch.

And finally, I decided to add a bit of glitter on dasher's antlers.  The glitter is there, but it's just hard to see it in my photo- one day I'm going to learn how to photograph glitter although I did start making my photos larger, did anyone notice?  I'm hoping it's better this way.

Well, that's about it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Stamps: Dasher, To You & Yours- for my sentiment
Card Stock: White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Supplies: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder, Scallop Nesties, Circle Nesties, 2 Way Glue Pen, DD Glitter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, EK Success Wavy Border Punch, SU Marker- for the dots
Technique:  Dry Embossing Pin It


Carrie said...

Dasher is my favorite reindeer stamp. I love this layout and oh no there's another cb folder I NEED now. It looks great behind this image.

Pam~ said...

Love this CAS card and Dasher is darling! Thanks for the tip on using a marker after stamping in the ink pad. Enjoy your weekend too!

jimlynn said...

Oh this is just lovely. What a wonderful card for the holidays! And you used my very favorite image - love that Dasher.

KER said...

LOVE this one Patty...dasher is a favorite for sure...i love the glitter and the embossing...thanks for the inking tip too

Dee in N.H. said...

That is really nice!!!! I love the embossing and the tip on getting the big solid to look good.
Great new look for your blog too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I have dasher too, who hasn't seen much ink either :( I LOVE what you've done with him!

Donna Heber said...


Fabulous Dasher card and I love your snowflake embossing folder! Thanks for the tips.

Becky said...

I love this! Such a stunning card, beautiful embossing and love Dasher!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow...everything just flows so perfectly with this layout! I love that Dasher stamp, too!

Tami said...

Love you use of the embossing folder