Thursday 28 August 2014

Trimcraft Winter Woodland Reindeer card - complete card and Promarker TUTORIAL

I've made a card using the Trimcraft WinterWoodland collection which includes the Reindeer stamp - any excuse to get stamping and colouring! - and I've taken photos of all the steps involved in making it so you can try it for yourselves.

Here's what you'll need ;
Dovecraft 6x6  white Scallop edge card
Dovecraft Essentials 6x6 Colours paper pack
Trimcraft Winter Woodland Reindeer Stamp
Trimcraft Winter Woodland Fox Die set
Trimcraft Winter Woodland 6x6 paper pack
Trimcraft Winter Woodland Paper Blossoms
Trimcraft Winter Woodland Wooden Buttons
Trimcraft Winter Woodland Twine
Trimcraft Winter Woodland Adhesive Toppers
Dovecraft  Ruby Glitter Glue
Dovecraft Super Value Crafters Glue
Double sided tape

white card, green card

You'll need a diecutting machine to cut the holly garland

Colours of Promarkers you'll need...
Ivory, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Walnut, Yellow, Gold, Meadow Green, Forest Green, Berry Red, Ruby, Ice Grey 3, Blender.

How to make the card
Start by stamping and colouring the Reindeer
 1. Stamp your image onto white card. 

 2. Colour the areas shown with Ivory.

 3. Colour the rest of the reindeer with Sandstone - going over the ivory areas on the legs, face and underside slightly.

 4. Add some shading with Cinnamon.

 5. Now go over the whole reindeer with Sandstone again colouring with small circular motions.

 6. Go over the lightest parts again with Ivory - again using a circular motion.

 7. Add some Putty to the inner part of the ear.

8. Blend the Putty in with a layer of Ivory.

9. Colour the antlers with Walnut.

 10. Colour the other ear behind the antlers with Ivory.

11. Add shading with Sandstone.

 12. Add a little more shading with Cinnamon.

 13. Colour the scarf as shown with Meadow Green, Yellow and Berry Red.

 14. Add shading as shown with Forest Green, Gold and Ruby.

 15. Go over these areas again with Yellow and Meadow to blend together. You won't need to blend the Ruby.

16. Add some Ice Grey 3 to the edges of the "white"  area on the scarf.

17. Finish by going over the whole "white" area with Blender pen to create a muted shadow effect.

Now the card;
1. Die cut the Holly Garland from the Fox die set using green card.

2. Colour alternate holly leaves with Forest Green Promarker and add Dovecraft Ruby Glitter Glue to the berries. Set this aside to dry.

3. Trim a piece of 6x6 paper to 14cm x14cm and matt onto brown paper from the Dovecraft Colours pack (trimmed to 14.5cm x 14.5cm). Attach to the card front with double sided tape.
Matt the reindeer image onto brown paper and attach to the card front at an angle with double sided tape.

4. Layer some paper blossoms and add a wooden button with twine in the centre. Glue this to the bottom left of the stamped image.

5. Glue the die cut garland along the top of the image and add an adhesive topper beside the flower.


  1. Fantastic Card Ruth, love the image so cute and thank you for the tutorial. Love Alison xxx

  2. fantastic card... I love the step by step colouring tutorial.... great idea... love the holly die & the flower too :)

    love n hugz Angie xXx

  3. Hi Ruth, thanks for enjoyable day at Salmon's in Ballinasloe yesterday.
    :) Rose M.


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