Tuesday, 4 September 2012

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Clarity Stamps - Reindeer

This is one of the cards that was on the recent Create and Craft show.  The stars are all Mirri card and it was a lot easier to see on TV.  Mirri card is a nightmare to photograph!  

I managed to avoid the reflections by photographing it from above in the end.  

I started off by stamping the image onto some white card and coloured it with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I filled in the frame with a slightly darker ProMarker to make it stand out a bit more.  I used my Fiskars Finger Tip craft knife to cut out the stars.  It's great for fiddly little jobs like that.

The frame was made with my Silhouette Cameo.  I am finally getting the hang of the software!  I worked out the size I wanted it to be and then filled it in with lots of different sized stars.  It was cut on some matching Bazzill card.

Both pieces of card were then mounted onto Mirri card to make the stars shine. That brings me to another couple of gadgets I used on this card - my Layer Perfect and Perfect Layers rulers.  The Perfect Layers are sold by Joanna Sheen and I used them to cut the Mirri card mats.  They are so simple to use and give a nice even border.  

I bought the Layer Perfect tool from Clarity Stamp and I used it to position the matted reindeer image onto the starry frame. You can also cut with the Layer Perfect but as I have both I tend to keep it for positioning and use the Perfect Layers for cutting.  

As I've said before, I do love my gadgets!


  1. saw this on Sunday absolutely fab. how you have the patience to cut out the stars. marvellous

  2. Morning Lynne, I saw your card on C&C and it looked fantastic, I know what you mean about reflections and photographs... Think I need to go on a course!!!! Have a great day. X

  3. This is a very nice card,well done


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