Santa wouldn’t be going anywhere without his reindeer, especially Rudolph with his nose so bright. Here he is with his collegues on my reindeer-themed specimen art!
- DCWV Cork paper, 12×12 Christmas scrapbook paper, dark brown cardstock, and light brown cardstock
- Xyron 5-inch Creative Station and Xyron High-Tack Double-Sided Tape
- Reindeer Head and Reindeer Antler template (see below)
- Cricut Explore (optional), or scissors and marker
- Red pom pom
- Picture frame with glass removed
Directions Save the Reindeer Head and Antler .png’s below to your computer. I used my Cricut Explore to cut the antlers out of dark brown cardstock, but I traced the heads onto the cork cardstock by hand as it was quite delicate and I felt like I needed to play with the settings first. Will do that when I get the chance! You can also trace and cut by hand the antlers. The size of the heads should be 2.5 inches tall, and the antlers should be about 1 inch tall, to fit 9 on one piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper (so cut 9 heads and 9 antlers). Next, I ran the cork heads through my 5-inch Xyron Creative Station. After I peeled off the heads from the backing (very carefully to avoid tearing the cork), I took an antler and stuck it to the head at the oval tab. I took a piece of 12×12 Christmas themed scrapbook paper and adhered all of the heads and antlers to it, starting in the middle and working my way out the sides. Then, I gently bent the antlers forward a bit to give my specimen art a 3D effect. One more touch – Rudolph’s nose. I took a pom pom and stuck on some double-sided tape. And stuck it on one of the reindeer. It’s up to you which one!
If you have a 12×12 frame, remove the glass and pop it into the frame. I used a rectangular frame so I had some room at the top and bottom, so I added some lighter brown cardstock and added it to my frame. All done.
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