My sweet sistah from anudder mudder Robin, spoiled me rotten and sent me this wonderful Sizzix die. I couldn't wait to use it!!!
It is a little known fact that Santa and his elves have a reindeer racing track at the North Pole. Here we have Poppy and her prize reindeer in the warm-up yard.
The background was made by spraying black Dylusions ink spray onto alfoil and then squirting on some ironing spray. This is going to sound weird, but the spray starch isn't as 'wet' as water and does not spread as far as water.
I just plopped an A4 sheet of cardstock onto the puddle and rubbed my hand over the back of the card. To work out what part of the cardstock to use, I placed acetate stamped images of the tree and fairy on the cardstock and also sat the reindeer on it.
I didn't want the tree to be a feature so I stamped it off twice before stamping on the card, I used a white gel pen in a few places.
This would not have been possible without my MISTI. I must have stamped Poppy about 10 times!! After stamping Poppy I pierced a hole above her top hand and two holes on her lower hand and threaded the twine into place.
Thank you for looking, I hope you have a happy weekend.
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016 GMT Views: 2058
Stamps: Lavinia, Stampin Up
Paper: smooth white cardstock on a black cardstock base
Paper Size: 5.25"square
Ink: Memento Luxe, Versafine
Accessories: Sizzix Reindeer Die, Vagabond, MISTI, Dylsuions ink spray (black), ironing spray starch, white gel pen, silver twine, black micron pen
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22705
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 6:17 PM
YOWZA! The placement of the cord is fabulous! Love this in black, something else I haven't tried. Your incredible work with Lavinia Stamps have more hooked quite a few of us! Love that background and no clue how you consistently get such great ones!
The use of the spray starch is brilliant but I have to ask, did you buy it to do this or do you really iron? I BOW to you if you iron!
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 60318
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 6:51 PM
Oh my, this is awesome, Susie. I absolutely love it. Your sweet sistah from anudder mudder, Robin, will be thrilled with what you did with her gifted die.I love the color of your card and the moonlight is shining down on the tree and ground beautifully. Wow! Spray starch.....just another good item for crafters. And, the twine is just perfect....adding such a great touch. Fav'd!!!!!
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Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 7:40 PM
Gasp! Jaw drop! This card just popped out of the gallery and when I saw your name I just smiled from ear-to-ear. Truly! This lovely fairy with the reindeer she lasso'd is just too precious! I literally did a double take when I read you used spray starch to make this background with. Whaaat? I have a friend who uses Future floor wax on her cards. I will have to mention the spray starch and see what she does with it. I would never think to use these items in a million years. LOL. Your background is stunning and I love the subtle tree you added to this scene too. I especially love the magical quality of this gorgeous card and I know Robin will too! ~Karen.
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9234
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 9:06 PM
Totally awesome, Susie. The black, greys and white look spectacular. The fairy paired with the deer is such a nice look...way better than the typical Santa. I can't wait to try the ironing spray to make a bg...you sure have great ideas.
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 28909
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 9:28 PM
Susie, I am in awe of your amazing artistic talent!! This is such a precious scene, love your RAK deer with the fairy and the way you have threaded the silver twine so perfectly!! Amazing bg, as always!
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Sat, Nov 12, 2016 @ 12:12 AM
Susie, oh wow!!!! OMGosh, this is pure magic! I LOVE the reindeer with the fairy! What a perfect pairing and I NEVER would have thought of it!!!That silver cord is so wonderful for the fairy to use and wow, reindeer races...who woulda thought it? Well of course, my sistah from anudder mudder!! You are genius!!
I so LOVE that bg too, wow, black...it has a supernatural magical look all it's own. I HAVE got to try this and what a great use for that spray starch I bought for bgs...never thought of THIS kind of bg! Keep on thinking Susie, maybe you'll come up with more!!(ideas for pray starch). You have no trouble in the imagination department that is for sure!
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Registered: June 10, 2011 Location: Canberra, Australia Posts: 5234
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 @ 12:18 AM
I just love this little fairy tale. Another spectacular background Susie - it looks so misty and foggy. Guess that is why Poppy could sneak up on the reindeer. I just have to find some time to myself to play around with my collection of Lavinia stamps - that are just waiting to be inked up.
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Sat, Nov 12, 2016 @ 1:33 AM
This looks like a page from a fairy story in those black and white tones with the silver cord. What a wonderful gift from sweet Robin, and what a beautiful creation to christen the reindeer. I used up all my starch on Robin's DTGD challenge and keep forgetting to buy more, now I know that I need to go and actually write it on my shopping list.
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Sat, Nov 12, 2016 @ 3:38 AM
Oh my goodness Susie this blew me away when I saw this on Pintrist. I said that looks like a Susie card but I have not seen it. Oh I had to look and I am in awe of this card! The image, the scene, the colors, the cord on the deer this whole card is amazing! Beautiful design and amazing card!