Friday, October 5, 2018

Merry Christmas with Flourished Reindeer

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with two Christmas cards featuring reindeer from the Flourished Christmas mini set and the small Merry Christmas die.  You might have seen that these beautiful dies were just released - just in time for Christmas card production!  

To celebrate the new release, we're having a week long celebration and a giveaway! 
To be eligible to win, leave a comment on each blog post on the Quietfire Creations Blog from September 28th through to Friday, October 5th, 2018.  We'll randomly choose three winners and send out one of the new dies to each winner!

The flourished reindeer from the Christmas mini set stole my heart, so I cut a small herd out of gold metallic cardstock and combined them with the Merry Christmas die to create a couple of cards.  The shimmery shiny background of these cards are embossed mylar Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  They make an absolutely stunning backdrop for the die cuts.  Still photography cannot accurately give the shimmery reflection justice but anybody receiving one of these cards for Christmas should be impressed.  :-).



This card is actually a bifold card - I scored a 10" wide piece of white cardstock at 2 1/2 and 7 1//2", and then folded those sections inward.  The stitched oval die is only attached on one side and the card is kept closed with a bit of tied ribbon.  When I ran the reindeer die through my die cutting machine, I flipped the gold metallic cardstock upside down on the second run so that I would have a reindeer facing the opposite direction.


Since I had extra reindeer, I made another quick card, this time cutting a stitched circle out of the embossed Mylar sheet before adhering my reindeer and die cut Merry Christmas.
  

Good luck in the contest and thanks for stopping by, Connie



24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the look of the shimmer sheetz for the backgrounds.

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  2. GORGEOUS cards!
    The delicate deer are so ELEGANT against the shine & texture!
    PS - I'm really impressed with how wonderfully your "opposite" deer has cut, it really looks like they are a matching pair :)

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  3. Very elegant with the metallic paper.

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  4. Wow, what a spectacular card!! I love the embossed background and those reindeer dies.

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  5. Wow, gorgeous cards! Love the metallic paper!

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  6. Every once in a while, I’ll open a blog post and know my mouth just dropped open. Yup. Happened just now.

    If I look twice, I do see that the cards really are actually quite simply constructed— it’s the exquisite blend of colors and calligraphy that push them to the top. Absolutely beautiful.

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  7. Love love love the reindeer! Did I tell you I love the reindeer?

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  8. Wow that blue metallic paper is just stunning. The bottom card looks like a dazzling ornament. Sooo pretty.

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  9. Gorgeous combo of blue and gold! The reindeer are stunning.

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  10. Beautiful cards and
    the reindeer are so
    elegant looking.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. The shimmer sheets makes this card magical and I love the reindeer and sentiment dies! Lovely and elegant.

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  12. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Love the reindeer and sentiment dies!! Wonderful job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  13. Love the swirls under the reindeer.
    The blues are gorgeous. the globe
    on the second card is a great way
    to highlight the deer. The
    ribbon that grounds them is a
    great idea. thanks for sharing
    fantastic card.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot0com

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  14. Your sample cards are so pretty!

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  15. Love the wonderful cards. The shimmering blue and elegant deer are gorgeous.

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  16. This is really very beautiful!

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  17. Both cards are beautiful! Love the bifold card


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  18. Thank you for sharing got my crafting ideas flowing

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  19. Linda Cruse (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com)October 7, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. love both of the cards. the reindeer is so pretty. I love a swirly anything. especially a merry Christmas.

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  21. Beautiful card, I love the blue paper

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