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Reindeer pair

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One of the nice things about taking part in the Daily Marker colouring challenge is that I get to make my pile of printed digi stamps a bit smaller. Or at least I do on those occasions when I remember to check how many I have before printing a whole load of extras just in case. I restrained myself this time, and the only ones I printed were for individual cards for specific people.

This pair of reindeer had been in the pile for quite some time and I thought a quick bit of colouring would give me another cute Christmas card for the stash. Unfortunately, this stamp is no longer available as Digistamp Boutique closed down earlier this year.

It’s a small image so I kept the Copic colouring simple. I added a few pencil details — a bit of shading and stripiness on the scarves — and finished it off with some snow texture on the tree, on the ground, and in the sky. Oh, and not forgetting the Wink of Stella on the stars. The sentiment is part of the digi stamp but it was quite faint so I went over it with a fine multiliner pen.

I glued down a strip of patterned paper on the card base and bordered it with gold glitter strips. Luckily, I had a stitched circle die that was just the right size for the image (I rarely precisely size digis before printing them). I die-cut it out and added gold ink around the edge before mounting it on the card — I wanted a little dimension but didn’t want to overdo it with foam tape, so I simply cut a smaller circle of card to put behind it, which just stops it being completely flat.

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Copic markers:

reindeer 1 – E37, E35
reindeer 2 – E59, E57, E23
antlers – E23, E31
nose – E51, E31, E23
hooves – E35, E31
green scarf – YG67, YG17
red scarf – R37, R39
tree – G29, G99, E57
stars – Y18
snow – B000, B0000

Polychromos pencils:

reindeer 2 – 176 van Dyck brown
green scarf – 167 permanent green olive
red scarf – 195 red-violet


  • digital stamps:
    Digistamp Boutique – cold noses
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – stitched circles
  • inks:
    Delicata – golden glitz
  • pens:
    Uni-ball Signo UM-153 – white
    Sakura glaze – black
    Copic multiliner 0.1 black
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella – clear
    Papermania Glitterations – gold border
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Polkadoodles heartfelt Christmas pad
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer

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