Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Stamping With Marie Oberg: Holiday Reindeer

For this week's Sunday Stamping session, I asked Marie to use 10912LC Holiday Reindeer Clear Set:

And, boy, did her card ever turn out festive looking! The wood mounted versions that she stamped for this delightful project were 0082H Enlightened Reindeer and 0011D Bright Season:

All her little details, such as popping up parts with foam tape, lining the tree edges with ultrafine glitter, adding Glossy Accents to Rudolph's light bulbs and nose, and creating a paper-pieced tree and skirt, make this card really special.

As you can see, they're all on a base layered with a scalloped border and die-cut oval, which form a great background. Of course, the string of Christmas lights really "pop"...I just love this embellishment!

In true "Marie style," however, she didn't stop there...look what happens when you take the exact same elements and just add a few folds:

Wow, it's been converted into a sidestep card! The measurements are shown here:

On the 5 1/2" side of her card, Marie made a vertical cut from 2" to 7 1/2" at the 2 1/2" mark. Then she scored on the right side of that 2 1/2" mark at the 2", 4" 5 1/4", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2" points along the 8 1/2" side. Once she folded alternating "mountains" and "valleys" on the score marks, her dimensional base was ready for all the elements to be adhered to it.

To store and present her sidestep card, Marie also put together this great card holder (also in wood mounted 0041G Gifted Reindeer, 0016D Picture Perfect, and 0030F Reindeer Circle):

The die-cut metallic gold paper pulls together the images and saying nicely, drawing your eye around the front.

The back and side show you how the width of her card holder:

Thanks again to Marie for an awesome job. Hope you enjoyed today's post and have a terrific Sunday, Inky readers!


Theresa said...

Now she didn't picture this on her blog...totally love the reindeer stairstep card. How cute it this. The images are just darling.

Luba Balycz said...

Love the step card and the set of stamps