Monday, December 14, 2009

Paper Palz Reindeer

Well, this is the last svg file from the Winter Faces collection from I've had so much fun making these cards that I think I'll buy their penguins, just because they are so darn cute! While I have used my Cricut and SCAL software to cut out the pattern, the collection contains other files for different brands of cutters as well as a pdf file if you want to cut it out by hand.

The reindeer card was less challenging to make than the snowman and Santa cards, but it is the one that I have been the least happiest with... though I must say that the cards are waaaaay cuter in person. Here is the first one that I made (It's not a great picture, but I've already given it away to my nephew):
I like the Chocolate Chip as the head and ear colour and was pleased with the way that this one turned out, but then I had this idea that wouldn't it be neat if the antlers were velvet! So on a trip to a scrapbooking store, I found the velvet paper that you saw on the antlers on the first card. I used the paper to make this card:
But, it really looked hideous because the velvet paper did not cut well in the Cricut and the ears were placed not quite right. Plus the colours in the picture make the reindeer appear piggish! (The head is Creamy Carmel, but I can't get it to look like that in the picture!) So, I lift the pieces off the base, trimmed the antlers, added a designer paper background and came up with the first picture of this post...which I think is an improvement. I just wish the velvet paper matched Chocolate Chip card stock so I could have used it for his head. Sigh.
The other bonus I got from doing this project was I found this AWESOME tutorial by Amy about taking pictures of cards so hopefully my pictures will better represent my cards. I used her advice for the first picture of this entry.

Thanks for looking,
PS I forgot to mention that I used Glassy Glaze to make his nose shine like Rudolph's!

SU Card Stock - Old Olive, Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Basic Black, 1897 Bon Bon - Crushed Velvet Carstock by Doodlebug Design Inc.
SU DSP - Merry Moments
Accessories - Cricut, SCAL, White Gel Pen, Glassy Glaze Enamel


Anonymous said...

I would love to get more info on the Sure Cuts a lot software. I just purchased a Cricut and haven't really got to make anything good yet- I need direction. Would love your files that you talk about on your blog.