Hi, have you seen the endlessly repeating background stamps by Picket Fence Studios. I knew I would be using the Reindeer Games stamp as a background as soon as I saw the Santa in the Believe in Magic stamp set. I have a video tutorial for this card too – click here to watch the video in HD on YouTube.
The Reindeer Games stamp has the deer and trees cut off at the edges of the stamp allowing you to line these up and repeat stamp. This may be easier to see on the Wrapped Candy stamp set or the Autumn Harvest stamp set.
I stamp at the bottom of the white card with Twilight ink, then stamp again along the left edge to repeat the stamping. Lining up the bodies of the deer and the trees. Next, I stamp twice more to fill the top of the card.
I found it easier using an acrylic stamping block (the new square stamping block is the perfect size) but you could use a stamp positioning tool.
The Santa in the Believe in Magic stamp set is big enough to fill a standard card size. I stamped with Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah card. The colouring is all with Copic markers. E51, E11 and E33 for the face. Adding the shading along his cheeks, around his eyes and under the rim of the hat. The hat is R05 and R24 but since this area is so small there isn’t much shading.
To give the beard (and eyebrows) some depth and shading I only use W2 and W4. Using the marker to swipe some colour on following the lines in the stamp. The open areas are so tiny I am not going to worry about adding more shading or any detail.
The furry parts on the hat are coloured the same with W2 and W4. Just swiping the marker across to give the impression of shape and movement.
FINISHING THE CARD
There are plenty of sentiment choices in this stamp set and I chose the “be good for goodness sake” as it would fit in the bottom left corner. Santa is popped up on foam tape to give some dimension between the Santa and the reindeer background.
When do you start making your Christmas cards? August is usually when I begin making a few Christmas cards, with most being made in October and November.
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Reindeer Games stamp set – Picket Fence Studios
Believe in Magic stamp set – Picket Fence Studios
Twilight ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs
Tuxedo Black ink pad & refill – Memento
Premium White Card – Catherine Pooler Designs
Solar White 80# Card – Neenah
Pre-folded White Card – Catherine Pooler Designs
Acrylic Grid Stamping Blocks – Catherine Pooler Designs
Stamp Scrubber – Picket Fence Studios
Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner – Brutus Monroe
Foam Tape – 3M Scotch
Xtreme Tape Runner – Tombow
Storage Pockets – Avery Elle