Freshly Made Sketches #413

I couldn't wait to ink up the December, Stamp of the Month, Reindeer Crossing.  I just love the images and sentiments in this set! I decided my Caribou would be the perfect stand in for the big squiggly design in this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge-

I dry embossed my background panel and added in a few sequins for more snowflakes.  I colored my Caribou with Copics.  I don't have Caribou in my area, so had to research their shading.  It was only after I colored my image that I saw that they actually change colors! Even their eyes change colors! So I might have ended up with a summer Caribou in my winter scene. Let's just say it is the first snowfall of the season and this guy has not changed colors yet!

I added in a pair of reindeer to the inside of my card as well.  I love how the texture of this stamp make them appear as if they were sketched in. If you have yet to see the full stamp set, here it is-

The Stamp of the Month can be added to a qualifying order for only $5.  You can check out all the details here.  The set is only available until December 31, 2019.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1912 Reindeer Crossing, December Stamp of the Month
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5951 Espresso Cardstock
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Snowflakes Embossing Folder-Retired
Stitched Square Frame Die-Gina Marie Designs
Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins
Copics-E31, E35, E37, E81

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenges-Favorite Way to Add Snow (Dry Embossing because of the added texture)
Cardz 4 Guys-Icy Cold
Little Red Wagon-Snow Much Fun

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh this is wonderful! I love the image you've used and all of those snowflakes in the background. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  2. Such a great card! I love the embossed snow behind your caribou. I never knew that a caribou's eyes changed colour either! Thanks for the lesson!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  3. Beautiful card, Allisa. I love your caribou, gorgeous colouring. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma


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