Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Something different for the last Rudolph Day

Well here we are at the last Rudolph Day of the year (the 25th of each month when Sarn invites us all to create a Christmas card and link it up on her site, Stamping for Pleasure). I decided to make something a little different for my last post - though I may come back with something a little more traditional in a day or two.

This week I read a post on one of my WOYWW friend's blog, where she mentioned that Delicious Doodles had a range of Alternative Christmas images, so I popped over to have a look. When I saw one I knew it was exactly right for one of my sons. I don't see the fascination with them myself, but he has several skull-related decorations on his clothes and around his house, and his partner is the same. So here is what I made.

I wasn't sure what to do with it, but having printed it on a white card, I then printed it again on some white starburst paper and cut the skulls out. Next I flipped the image and printed it again on the reverse of some black starburst paper so I could see to cut out the bones. I layered these onto the first image with silicone glue. It was a bit tricky because some layers went under one bit and over another, but it all went together fine.
This little close up shows the sparkle on the paper better than the main image does.
I wanted to add a touch of colour, so, as my son says red is acceptable on such images, I added tiny self adhesive, red gems as eyes, a red bow and a small red greeting in the centre. Then I layered the whole image onto some more black starburst paper, and then onto a square white base card. I made a frame from a narrow black peel-off, and a silver one that I coloured red with a permanent marker. 

It is not terribly festive is it? But I am happy with it because I know my son will love it. All my boys are 'special' to me, but even they would look at this and know exactly who it is for, so he will certainly know I made it 'Especially for him', so I am also linking it to Hazel's Christmas blog where the challenge is to make a card for someone special.


Di said...

Wow, certainly different but how clever Kate - and if the recipient likes it (which there's no doubt about!) then it's a hit!

And, you put a lot into the making of it too - I love to read just how cards have been made, great way to pick up ideas.

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

Whatever turns you on !!!!!!!! Jean x

TeddyBobCrafts said...

That is fabulous. Love the touches of red. Your son and his girlfriend will love it. Ali x ps Got your email and will phone you when we are in Spain

scrappymo! said...

There is a saying "whatever turns your crank". teehee
I don't undertand the fascination either but Wahtever turns their crank...right?

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Ou, scary in one way, but on other faboulous.

Kathleen said...

Ooo, strange I thought when I first caught the view of this card but it is so very clever and fabulously put together and very well suited to the recipicant that it makes a brilliant card.
Very well done indeed.

Kath x

MaxineD said...

Hmmm - not my style, but then we as mothers do tend to go out of our comfort zones for our offspring!! Great result for such a unique card!

Saskia said...

Great idea! I have friends that are totally into this kinda stuff as well, so I might try to make one myself. Happy creepmas!

Hazel said...

Glad you. Managed to make something that will be just right for your son - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 100 - hope to see you again soon x

veronica said...

definitely different - he's certainly not going to get another one like it!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well that's what card making is all about isn't it Kate? Personalising something where possible. This is certainly different, but I bet it's your son's favourite Christmas card!

Thanks for entering my challenge. Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

ike said...

Ooooh - this is definitely MY cup of tea - Awesome and bravo to you for trying something out of your usual style :-) I use a lot of DD images and we also have some very 'away from the norm' Christmas images your son might like over at Smeared Ink :-) Come check us out sometime :-)
Ike xxxxx