Oh Deer, It's Christmas

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Oh Deer, It's Christmas

Other Products: SnowTex, Stickles,White card stock, Marvy Snow Pen, London Fog Memento, white embossing powder, VersaMark, Copic Markers: E50, E53, E33, E35, RV00, RV02, RV04, B00, B02, B04, Y11, Y15, YG11, YG05, C1, C3, E93

For more tips on creating with the Merry and Bright collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/6bgO6epBuBI.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size is 6 x 7 1/2". Cut 2 pieces of white card stock 6 x6. Cut 1 of the pieces in half (actually one side bigger than the other) then with the plain edge of the Fleur Border Basics cut each top of the 2 halves, these will be the left and right "wings" of the card base. Score each "half" on the taller side at 1/2" and make a line with a pencil on the short side of each at 1/4". On the 1/4" make a tab for each piece. For the back 6 x 6" and the 2 sides, cover with decorative paper (leave the 1/2" scored side free of decorative paper, it is a tab for attaching to back). Make a slit on the back panel (to line up with the small tab on the right side wing so that it can slip into slit) 2" from left side. Make a slit on the right side wing 1 3/4" from the right side score line (the left side wing tab should be able to fit into slit on the right wing). This forms the base of the card, (You may need to recut some slits if some of the decorations cover them). (See template here)

Cut 2 Border Essentials fence out of white, Cut 2 scalloped edge borders from the Fleur Border Basics out of white, Cut the Eyelet circle out of white and cut the inner circle from decorative paper. Glue curved borders to tops of "wings". Glue circle and inner circle to left top of card back. Hand cut fences to match back panel for the 2 "wings" (inside panels) and glue to the bottom but leave tops open for inserting any trees you may want to decorate with. Sponge glue on all sky areas and glitter, inside and outside "wings" and back panel.

Starting with the inside first, stamp 2 sets of evergreen trees, from the Snowy Pine Village set, using VersaMark and white embossing powder then while hot, dip it into some fine glitter so that it sticks to the powder (you may need to re-heat some areas). Stamp and emboss the medium and small trees (2 each), from the Snow Kissed Spruce set, in the same fashion as the other trees then die cut all. Stamp, die cut and color deer family (Rich Cocoa), the bunnies (London Fog) and the cardinals (Magenta Hue) from the Woodsy Critters set. Glue trees and critters to the inside (trees inside fence and critters outside fence). Finish the back by Stickling the roof tops and then while that dries, stamp, sponge color and die cut greenery (using Fern green and Leaf Green), ornament sticks, pine cones (Using Rich Cocoa) and poinsettias (Using Magenta Hue and Brilliance Orchid). Run flowers through the die cutting machine with the shaping mold and then put flowers together using 2 layers of flower petals and a base of holly. Fill centers with Gold Prills and then glitter petals. Color ornaments with Copics. Add snow to sticks with the snow pen and heat to puff. Add snow to ground with Snowtex. Make arrangement for the top of card using the ornament sticks, pinecones, greenery flowers and a cardinal. Stamp sentiment from Merry Little Christmas stamp set using Magenta Hue at the top of circle before adding the arrangement of flowers.

For the outside of "wings", stamp and emboss and glitter large Spruce, and 2 sets of pine the same way as before, stamp another deer family using Rich Cocoa and more greenery using Fern Green (colored with Leaf green), ornament sticks using Rich Cocoa, and poinsettias using Magenta Hue. (You should have bunnies and a cardinal left from the stamping previously done. Glue 2 fence pieces to the bottoms (previously cut) leaving tops open. Glue and/or pop up trees inside and outside of fence pieces (On the right wing, be careful to avoid slit). Glue and pop up deer and bunnies, add snow to the bottom then put together small flower arrangement for left side of left wing. Add the other cardinal to the top of arrangement with a double layer of foam tape. That completes the project. Slide tabs into slits to bend card.

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