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Rudolph's Dream Card

Made by Monica Black aka BlackCats as a class project for the Winter 2005 Cyberstampers Convention. Unedited class logs can be found here on their site.
Stamps used: reindeer in snow 2002-C, yuletide greetings 1806-C, snowflake 1 3905-A, snowflake 12 4007-A, snowflake 13 4008-AA, yucca plant 3510-D, splitleaf philodendron 3511-C, sunbathing reindeer 1004-B, reindeer on vacation #1 1402-B, reindeer on vacation #2 1403-C
Supplies used: Stardream cardstock (white, green, gold, red) or other sparkly cardstock, clear embossing powder, stardust embossing powder, glaze pens, corner rounder, Tiramisu Brilliance inkpad., Peacock Brilliance inkpad, colored markers, Radiant Pearls,
Xyron machine (or use adhesive)

FRONT OF CARD
<BlackCats> STAMP REINDEER IMAGE (#2002-C) ON WHITE STARDREAM CARDSTOCK WITH THE DARK END OF BRILLIANCE TIRAMISU RAINBOW PAD AND EMBOSS WITH CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER. USE RED GLAZE PEN TO BUILD UP SEVERAL LAYERS TO CREATE RUDOLPH'S RED NOSE. TRIM AND USE CORNER ROUNDER.

<BlackCats> CUT PIECE OF GREEN STARDREAM CARDSTOCK SLIGHTLY LARGER AND USE CORNER ROUNDER. RUN RUDOLPH IMAGE THRU XYRON AND MOUNT ON GREEN CS. SET ASIDE. CUT GOLD STARDREAM CARDSTOCK SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN FRONT OF CARD MADE WITH RED STARDREAM CARDSTOCK.

<BlackCats> STAMP SAYING (#1806-C) WITH DARK BROWN END OF TIRAMISU RAINBOW PAD AND EMBOSS WITH STARDUST EMBOSSING POWDER. STAMP THREE DIFFERENT SNOWFLAKE IMAGES (#3905-A, #4007-A AND #4008-AA) ALL OVER WITH DARK BROWN INK AND EMBOSS WITH STARDUST EMBOSSING POWDER.

<BlackCats> GO OVER SAYING LIGHTLY WITH BLACK GLAZE PEN. USE CORNER ROUNDER AND RUN THRU XYRON. MOUNT ON RED STARDREAM CARD AND THEN MOUNT RUDOLPH LAYER AS SHOWN.




INSIDE OF CARD
CUT PIECE OF WHITE CARDSTOCK 5"x8" AND ORIENT LONGWAYS. MEASURE IN 2" FROM EITHER END AND MAKE A SMALL MARK ON THE TOP EDGE OF CARDSTOCK WITH A VANISHING INK PEN. FOLD BOTH ENDS INTO THE MIDDLE TO FORM GATE CARD. CREASE WITH BONE FOLDER.


<BlackCats> OPEN GATE CARD AND STAMP YUCCA (#3510-D) AND PHILADENDRON (#3511-C) REPEATEDLY ACROSS TOP AND DOWN BOTH SIDES AS SHOWN. VARY THE PLACEMENT OF THE STAMPS TO GET A RANDOM FOLIAGE LOOK.

<BlackCats> BOTH OF THESE STAMPS ARE ACTUALLY POTTED PLANTS. I PUT A PIECE OF TAPE OVER THE BOTTOM OF THE TRUNKS AND POT TO MASK THEM. WHEN INKING THE STAMP, CHECK AND WIPE OFF ANY INK THAT GETS ON THE TAPE BEFORE YOU STAMP.


<BlackCats> THE PLANTS WERE STAMPED WITH BRILLIANCE PEACOCK RAINBOW PAD. I USED THE LIGHTER COLORS FOR THE YUCCA AND THE BLUE-GREEN END FOR THE PHILODENDRON. OVERLAP IMAGES A BIT SO THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THE EDGE OF A TROPICAL BEACH.

<BlackCats> STAMP RUDOLPH (#1402-B), GIRL REINDEER SITTING UP (#1403-C) AND SUNBATHING REINDEER (#1004-B) USING MIDDLE BROWN OF BRILLIANCE TIRAMISU RAINBOW PAD. COLOR SMALL DETAILS AND BATHING SUITS WITH GLAZE PENS. DON'T FORGET RUDOLPH'S RED NOSE.


<BlackCats> COLOR REINDEER WITH TOMBOW MARKERS. COLOR BEACH TOWELS WITH RADIANT PEARLS CHERRY BLOSSUM AND TEXAS ROSE. SET ASIDE AND ALLOW TO DRY COMPLETELY

<BlackCats> STIPPLE RADIANT PEARLS DANDELION GREEN HERE AND THERE AROUND PLANT IMAGES. THEN STIPPLE IN BETWEEN WITH BITTER APPLE, BLENDING AS YOU GO. ALLOW TO DRY COMPLETELY. RADIANT PEARLS DRY SLOWLY SO ALLOW ADEQUATE DRYING TIME.


<BlackCats> GO BACK OVER FOLIAGE AND OVERSTAMP WITH YUCCA AND PHILODENDRON USING THE BRILLIANCE PEACOCK RAINBOW PAD. MIX A BIT OF RADIANT PEARLS ICY MOCHA AND LEMON CHIFFON ON A TRASH CD. STIPPLE THIS ALL AROUND IMAGES TO CREATE BEACH SAND.

<BlackCats> ALLOW TO DRY A BIT AND THEN USE STIPPLE BRUSH WITH SCANT AMOUNT OF RADIANT PEARLS TO GO BACK OVER SAND TO CREATE TEXTURE. BE SURE TO WORK SAND UP INTO EDGE OF FOLIAGE. SET ASIDE TO DRY COMPLETELY.

<BlackCats> YOU COULD ALSO DO THIS WITH TWINKLING H2O'S OR PEARLESS WATERCOLORS

<BlackCats> RUN PIECE OF GREEN TEXT WEIGHT STARDREAM CARDSTOCK THRU XYRON. MOUNT THE PREPARED BEACH SCENE ONTO THIS, MATCHING UP AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE. FOLD CARD CLOSED, USE BONE FOLDER ON CREASES, FOLD CLOSED AND TRIM AS NEEDED TO HAVE SMOOTH EDGES ON TOP AND BOTTOM.

<BlackCats> RUN THRU XYRON AND MOUNT ON INSIDE RIGHT SIDE OF RED STARDREAM CARD. CUT A PIECE OF GOLD STARDREAM CARD ABOUT 1/4" SMALLER ON ALL SIDES THAN THE GATE CARD. USE CORNER ROUNDER. PRINT SCRIPT ON WHITE CARDSTOCK. TRIM TO FIT AND USE CORNER ROUNDER.

<BlackCats> RUN SCRIPT THRU XYRON AND MOUNT ON GOLD STARDREAM CARDSTOCK. PUT DOUBLE SIDED TAPE ON LEFT HALF OF THIS. CENTER OVER GATE CARD AND PRESS FIRMLY ON LEFT SIDE TO ADHERE SCRIPT LAYER. IF YOU MISJUDGE WHERE THE TAPE SHOULD BE, USE A LITTLE BIT OF TRANSLUSCENT GLITTER TO ABSORB STICKY.

<BlackCats> ONE OTHER STEP THAT I HAVEN'T DONE YET IS TO ADD A TINY VELCRO DOT TO HOLD GATE CARD CLOSED SO THAT THE CARD OPENS IN THE CORRECT ORDER. THESE CAN BE FOUND IN SCRAPBOOK STORES. ANOTHER SOLUTION WOULD HAVE BEEN TO ADD A RIBBON THAT TIED ON THE SIDE DURING THE CONTRUCTION OF THE GATE CARD.

<BlackCats> I WANTED IT SO YOU READ THE SCRIPT BEFORE SEEING THE BEACH SCENE


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