Hi, this is a fun card with a cute reindeer who dances, his legs swing back and forth when you move the card. This would be a fun card for adults or children. I have
Hi, this is a fun card with a cute reindeer who dances, his legs swing back and forth when you move the card. This would be a fun card for adults or children. I have added a quick video below so you can see him in action.
Here is a photograph
and here’s a quick action video
To Make The Card
Start with a white A6 blank card and layer it with red card. Cut a piece of white card 9.75cm x 14cm and embossing it with the Dazzling Dots embossing folder. Adhere the embossed panel to the card front. Die cut a Squiggle Christmas Tree from gold glitter card and adhere towards the left side of the card front.
Cut all the parts for the reindeer, body, arms, legs and forehead from brown card, hooves, eyes and antlers from black card, scarf and candy cane stripes from red card, face and tummy from cream card, inner ears and cheeks from pink card and the back of the candy cane from white card. Assemble the head and body as shown in the photograph, adding a small red adhesive pearl for his nose. I put a piece of sellotape on the back of the face where the eyes and cheeks go so that they have something to adhere to. You can choose whether to just glue the legs to the body so that they don’t move but if you want them to swing you need to attach them using a round foam dot.
You can see from the above photo that the legs are joined and have a hole at the top. Stick the foam dot to the back of the reindeer and hang the legs on it so once it is stuck down the legs will swing. If you use this method you will need to use another foam dot to adhere the head to keep him level. The set includes two pairs of “hand” hooves, so you can have him holding the candy cane in either hand or not at all, making it very versatile. Once the reindeer is complete, adhere him to the card front, beside and slightly overlapping the tree.
Finally cut a JOY sentiment panel from red card and adhere next to the reindeer’s feet. I am very pleased with this card, I love the little reindeer and the fact that he moves, I hope you like it too. Thank you for visiting, all the products used are linked below.
- White A6 blank card and envelope
- Festive Tones A4 No Shed glitter card
- Various colours of card stock
- Extendable paper trimmer
- Dazzling Dots embossing folder
- Big Shot die cutting machine
- Squiggle Christmas Trees die set
- Dancing Reindeer die set
- Christmas Panel Sentiments die set
- Dries clear glue
- 5mm 3D adhesive foam dots