I had a couple of extra colored images from my last Christmas ornament project using the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Stamp Set by Inkadinkado so I decided to do a quick pop up card for a last minute card.

I used the following Copic colors to color up all the characters:
Rudolph: Nose: R05, R24 and R27; Lighter areas: E50 and E51; Brown hide and hooves: E35, E23 and E87. I also coated Rudolph’s nose with some Ranger Glossy Accents for some shine.
Yukon Cornelius: Skin: E50 and E51; Hat: R05, R24 and R27; Wood handles and satchel: E23 and E37; Beard and mustache: E99 and E07; Blue coveralls: B93, B95 and B97; Hammer head: C3
I had messed up my coloring of his ear muffs (I was distracted and colored them like his hair) so I ended up adding a bit of sparkly texture with Diamond Range Flower Soft in Gold. This bit of mistake-covering extra texture turned out to be a perfect little finishing touch!

I fussy cut the characters out with my favorite Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors and then inked the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker (to hide the white paper edges). Unfortunately, I next made the mistake of gluing these characters onto the pop up hillsides. I say unfortunately because I would have done better to do the next step adding texture first, but live and learn (you can learn from my mistakes – LOL).

I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Pop Ups Die for the 3D card structure, but added a little extra “umph” with some Deco Art Snow Tex that I revitalized (it had hardened) White Gesso! The amount of gesso to use really depends on how dry the Snow Tex is, but for my mixture (which I wanted pretty thin to add just a thin layer on the foreground and hillsides) it was about a 1:1 ratio.

Then for the front and back covers of the card base and for the inside sentiment, I used a few remaining sheets from an old Recollections “Winter Frost” 6×6 paper stack. These pretty papers were great to add a little extra stability to the card as well (since the Snow Tex had warped the papers and added some weight to the inner workings of the card).

The following is a video sharing the card as well as the process of how to use the hillsides pop up card die:

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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Monochromatic Christmas Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Christmas/Winter Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge

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