Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Full Moon Christmas

Flourishes has issued a Christmas Sketch challenge, in April :) So of course I HAD to play :) And here is my take on their sketch :)

I used Reindeer from Flourishes "Sleigh Ride" & "Flourishes Christmas" stamp sets. The Reindeer are colored in with Tombows, cut out and popped up on popdots. I used paper from Fancy Pants Happy Together "Forever" and used both sides of the sheet (Creamy & a Blue pattern), with some gold accent paper. I cut out the center with a Spellbinders "Circle" die, and the flourished "frame" is the Spellbinders "Decorative Window" die. I used a Spellbinders "Labels Twenty One" die behind the decorative flourish die and a Spellbinders "Classic Lace" die for the decorative bottom edge.

The inspiration for this sketch is actually the two sets I used from Flourishes (Sleigh Ride & Flourishes Christmas). I really liked how the Reindeer were both looking up and that I could make them each other on a card. I also, really wanted to try making a moon over their heads to give them something to look at. Because I didn't find and dark blue papers in my stash, it ended up being sponged in lighter, more like dusk, but I actually like it this way :)


  1. This is such an elegant card Amanda. Love the gold accents. :)

  2. A sensational and beautiful card! So very elegant.

  3. Gorgeous X-mas card Amanda! I always adored this set too...and I can't believe I don't own it...LOL! Hugs ~S~

  4. Wow!! This Christmas card is absolutely stunning Amanda!! I love the gold and turquoise combo and how you used those two set together! FAB-ulous as always!

  5. Oh, I always wanted to use these two reindeer together. Aren't they beautiful? And Flourishes has retired both these sets, more's the pity. Love what you did with the sketch!


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