Here is a very simple but striking Silver & Black card featuring the beautiful Dasher reindeer stamp…

This card is my Festive Friday project for the Friday just gone – oops – due to the holiday and the kids home from school I am running a little behind, so BIG apologies for that…I am now back on track!

You can create beautiful cards using Dasher and can find him on pg 20 of the Catalog and – priced at just $8.95 he is a very affordable stamp to use in your holiday card making.

This design is very simple, quick & easy to make – the silver embossing is fun and gives a real wow factor and if you’ve never embossed before, Dasher is a great stamp to use to learn to do so as he turns out so great every time…

My card features the cardstocks Brushed Silver and Basic Black – together they give a stunning and classically elegant look and this design & color combo makes this a perfect masculine card too – it’s hard to design cards for those men but I think this one would work well.

I made my scallop circle shape using my Big Shot and Scallop Circles #2 Bigz Die – I stamped Dasher onto this using Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Silver Embossing Powder and let my Heat Tool work it’s magic – you end up with a very cool & metallic reindeer!

I layered Dasher onto a circle of Silver cardstock that I cut using my Circle Scissors Plus tool – the circle is sized 3 3/4″ in diameter and I used Dimensionals to attach Dasher to it.

My sentiment?  Again, embossed in silver and from the stamp set Season of Joy…I love how the text is simple and the dots along the bottom fit in nicely with the dots around Dasher’s antlers and the brads.

To keep this design an affordable one to make lots of to mail to friends & family, I used strips of cardstock instead of ribbon – this is a cheaper option to get the same kind of look.

I added 2 Silver Brads for some extra bling which again, is an affordable way to add a little extra sparkle – the silver brads work out at less than 4c a piece!

It’s no surprise that this little stamp was the no. 1 best seller last year and I’m sure he’s doing very well this year too – use him on his own or stamp a few together – either way, he makes stunning cards!

Never tried embossing before?  I have put together a printable tutorial showing you in easy steps how to do it – you can find it clicking HERE – it’s so much fun & easy to do!

And announcing the winner of Tut0rial Tuesday’s Blog Candy who will be receiving a kit containing all the consumables they need to make their own concertina card file and 4 handmade cards…and the lucky winner is comment no. 2 – Susan W – who said:

“Once again thanks for giving all of your wonderful ideas and this one for sure doesn’t diappoint. What an easy and great gift this will make. Thank you!”

A big congrats – please email me with your mailing address and your goodies will be on their way to you soon!

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Supplies I used:
Stamps – 116816 Dasher pg 20, 110384 Season of Joy pg 33
Die Cutting – 113439 Big Shot pg 204, 113469 Scallop Circles #2 Die pg 207
Embossing – 100005 Heat Tool, 109131 Silver Embossing Powder pg 196
Ink – 102283 Versamark Ink pg 195
Cardstocks – 121045 Basic Black pg 169, 100712 Brushed Silver pg 170
Tools – 112530 Circle Scissor Plus, 112531 Glass Mat – pg 199
Accessories – 104336 Silver Brads pg 187, 104430 Dimensionals pg 197

Simply Dashing Dasher…
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