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Tue 03

Alternative Christmas Transportation
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I don't know about you, but I am a big fan of the new Double Decker bus die.  When I first saw it, I envisioned a Halloween bus with pumpkins in the windows.  Then Isha made a great Halloween card using some of the latest Memory Box Halloween dies.  I wanted to do something different, so I made a Christmas card instead.  I think it is the first black Christmas card I have ever made!

I chose the new Dashing with Reindeer images and dies because I figured Santa's reindeer could probably use a night off from pulling the sleigh.  I was tempted to put all 9 of the reindeer in the bus, but it started to get a little crowded in there.  I did however make sure to put Rudolph in the front, since that seemed like the correct placement.

To color the reindeer I used some of my brown Copic markers (E31, E35, and E51).  For Santa, I used more Copic markers (E50 for the skin, R27 for his suit, and C3 and C7 for his belt). 

For the background, I sponged Distress Oxide inks onto black cardstock and then lightly spritzed the ink with water to help the colors blend.  When the paper was dry, I splattered the sky with watered-down white acrylic paint to look like stars or snow.

Underneath the bus, I cut a black hill from the Curved Stitch Hilltops dies and then added a bit of road washi tape.  I am sorry I no longer know the washi tape brand, but you could just as easily get the same look with a ruler and a white gel pen or white Prismacolor pencil.

For the lights, I used an assortment of Copic markers and then coated them with a clear glaze pen to make them look like glass.  Here is a close up:

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For the inside of the card, I used one of the sentiments from the same Dashing with Reindeer stamp set.  I thought it was a different take on "dashing through the snow."  One of the nice things to remember about Memory Box notecards is the inside is white and makes adding a sentiment to the inside very easy.  Here is the inside of my Memory Box Licorice notecard:

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The Double Decker bus is a lot of fun to use on a card and rather versatile.  I am already planning to use it for a birthday party bus. 

Have a great day!

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Comments

That is so fun and cool. I was the luckt winner of this die in the blog hop and I am so looking forward to it arriving. Everything will be taking the bus!!!! Hugz

Too Cute you creative artist - loving it! TFS

What a fun card Laura and really shows that the bus can be used as transport for all occasions thanks for sharing.

This is the cutest little bus, I love your card!

Outstanding and cute, cute and cute. TFS.

Stunning Cristmas Card, all the deer peeking out of the window Love It!

Awww, so cute!

Yeah, you're right, this double decker bus is awesome !

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