DIY Red Nose Reindeer Light Up Card - Christmas Video Hop!

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Welcome to the Happy Holidays Video Hop! In each video we will be sharing Christmas themed projects to get you inspired for your holiday crafting. It starts today, Saturday November 30, 2019 and goes through Saturday December 7, 2019, giving you plenty of time to watch and comment on everyone's videos. The giveaways will be announced on December 10th on each individual channel and a list of all the winners will be over at
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Today, I have an easy, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer light up card for you! You don't need any expensive kits to make light up cards and this circuit is extremely easy to make, I promise! The last light up card I made on my channel was definitely more complicated. So, I wanted to share something a bit easier this time. I started by making my background first. I ink blended Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean & Wilted Violet onto Bristol Smooth paper with my make up brushes in a half circle pattern starting from the middle left edge of the cardstock and working my way out.

Then, I spritzed a DIY shimmer spray on it, using water and Perfect Pearls, in the color Perfect Pearl. I quickly dried that with my heat gun. After that, I took my water sprayer and splatter water all over the background, let it sit for a few seconds and then dabbed it up with my tea towel. I dried it off again with my heat gun and made sure it was thoroughly dry, as I needed it to be completely dry for the next step.

I wanted it to look like there was a large, glistening snowflake in the background. So, I took MFT's Captivating Mandala Background stamp, which I think looks like a large snowflake and stamped it partially hanging off the card front panel. I stamped it in VersaMark ink, covered it in Ranger Holographic Embossing powder and heat set it. I am absolutely in LOVE with this embossing powder. I think it might be my new favorite, especially for Christmas cards! 

Look at that close up picture of the embossing, isn't it just GORGEOUS?!

I'm going to leave out the directions for how to do the circuit and leave those to just the video. I honestly believe that this is more of a visual learning process, than I written learning process.

After getting my circuit complete, it was time to start getting this card ready to assemble. I realized that my reindeer had cut outs for his eyes and if I left those cut out, he would end up with one purple eye and one blue eye. So, i took a scrap of black paper and glued it to the back of him. I missed the mouth, but I will get this later.

Next, I used a small piece of SCOR tape to cover the back of Rudolf's red vellum nose. I trimmed off the excess SCOR tape and adhered it to Rudolf and then burnished it down to Rudolf with my bone folder. Vellum is one of those things that is tough to adhere without the adhesive showing, but I find that if you use dry adhesive and cover the whole thing, it shows the least out of any other method that I have tried.

I used Nuvo Deluxe adhesive to adhere Rudolf to my card front. I noticed just in the nick of time that I hadn't covered the back of his mouth with a black scrap of paper, like I did his eyes. I am glad that I realized when I did or he would've had a purple mouth...and that would've been....well, weird! 

My next task was to come up with a creative way to put a sentiment on my card. As usual, I hadn't though of what I was going to do with my sentiment and now the card was too thick to put into my stamp positioner. I was definitely too afraid to stamp it by hand. I didn't really want to cover over the holographic embossing too much....I kinda wanted to add to the beauty of this card. So, I thought about it for a minute and decided to pull out my Spellbinders Snowflake stamp & die set. I found the die that best fit the sentiment I decided to use, which was from Mama Elephant's Jingle Greeting's stamp set and said Merry & Bright. I die cut the snowflake and then put it and the negative piece in my stamp positioner to somewhat hold it in place. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and then covered it in silver embossing powder.

I ink blended the same colors I used for the background - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean & Wilted Violet in a circular pattern radiating out from the middle this time. I wiped the ink from the embossing, dried it with my heat tool, put the snowflake die cut back into the negative piece in my stamp positioner and stamped the matching snowflake stamp in VersaMark. I covered it this time in the Holographic embossing powder that I used on the background. Since I couldn't get the details of the holographic embossing of that snowflake to show up on video very well, I took a close up of it. The camera still doesn't do it justice, but this close up turned out pretty well. I feel like my photography is improving, at least.

To finish off the card, I stamped an inside sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Iniside Christmas Greetings Stamp Set. I chose the sentiment "May You Enjoy the Magic of the Season, the Love of Family and the New Your Ahead of You." This is quickly becoming on of my favorite sentiments for the inside of my Christmas cards this year.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I encourage you to check out the rest of the Christmas Video Hop. The next person is linked below my video towards the top of this post.If you enjoy my videos, I would appreciate it if you would go HERE and subscribe to my channel. As always, I hope you are having a great day!


Crafter's Companion -Red Nose Reindeer dies (RETIRED)
Personal Stamp Exchange Silver Embossing Powder
Brown Pearlescent Cardstock from my stash - got it years ago on clearance at Joanns
Red Vellum from my stash not sure where I got it
Crop-a-dile big bite
Panasonic Cr2032 3V Battery
MFT Captivating Mandala Background (RETIRED)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink