Earlier in the week, I was ranting about being unorganised for Christmas and panicking about not having time to get any cards made. I wanted to have handmade cards but needed a super quick design that I could get done in an evening and make multiples at once. Solution : these adorable little reindeer cards made with fingerprints.
That’s right – fingerprints. So easy. A little messy, yes, and don’t do what I did and use archival ink that doesn’t wash off (brown fingertips – so attractive), but really easy and quick and surprisingly effective. I’d like to be able to take credit for them, but I nicked the idea from cards I had seen on the internet. If you search “fingerprint reindeer cards”, you’ll get about a bazillion hits. There’s lots of different designs and ways of making the deers – just choose the one that appeals to you.
It’s basically just two fingerprints for each reindeer – one for the head and slightly larger one for the body (I used my ring finger and index finger) – and then a few details added with marker pens. SO SIMPLE. And freaking adorable. Each little guy has a different expression or attitude. I added a scarf here and there as well as a heart over their heads. I made about 25 of them in under two hours. And then made another 2o the following evening. Let’s remember that I normally can’t even make one card in two hours normally. So these little gems are a lifesaver for me and will take some of the stress and panic out of my pre-Christmas chaos. I’m kinda in love with them.
So, give them a try and have lots of fun making a mess. I certainly did 🙂