Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, February 25, 2013

A little bit of Bling for Rudolph Day.

It's hard to believe it is the 25th already, but there's no denying it, so once again it is time to show a Christmas card, and link it to Sandra's blog at Stamping for pleasure.

This month I was idly rifling through a bag of 'scraps' salvaged from previous years' cards, to see if anything inspired me, when I came across an image I stamped back around October. I bought a plate of Christmas stamps from Chocolate Baroque, and to ensure I managed to use them all, I stamped each image straight away. Two of them made it onto a card for last Christmas, but this one fell by the wayside.

Sticking to my resolution to make mainly A6 or DL cards for posting to UK now, I used a plain white A6 base card, made falling snow with masking fluid and covered it in blue distress ink, adding a little green at the base. I marked where the archway would come and stamped some tiny Art Impressions deer in that area. Then I cut out the archway, and added colour to the stones with distress ink, and mounted it onto the background with 1mm sticky pads. I then found the stamp and printed it again, but this time I just cut out the two trees. I added some green to these and again mounted them with the thin sticky tabs. I covered all the joins at the base with some very cheap 'Structure' paint that I bought at Lidls a while ago. It made quite effective snow.

When it was all dry I felt it needed some Bling, so I used crystal stickles  on the trees and ground to give a bit of sparkle, and yellow stickles for the lights on the trees. I made a mess with one drop of masking fluid  on the left hand side so I hid this behind a single snowflake with a small silver peel-off greeting across it!

Well that is one more Christmas card for my box, but I need to step up my game if I am to have enough by the end of the year. Now I shall link this to Sarn's blog and see what everyone else has made.


Di said...

Oh Kate, this is lovely - very clever the way the deer are peeking through the archway too. Brilliant! Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Kate

That's a lovely Rudolph Day card you have there. Very detailed and lots to see. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge again too!

Sarn xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Kate this is such a beautiful winter scene and featuring Rudolph himself too! Vicky x

Saskia said...

Lovely scenery, Kate!

Alison Wade said...

Lovely card. I keep forgetting about this challenge - and too late to make a card now! Ali x

Jean Straw said...

This is a lovely little scene Kate.I like the snow effect with the texture paint and the stickles bling.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant scen card, love the images and all the glitter on the trees.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene you've created here! I love the trees and the deer grazing! Just beautiful!

Glenda Atkins said...

beautiful winter scene, you have even made snow look nice and that is not easy in February :O).+ Love it!

MaryH said...

Enjoyed reading the how-to's on this lovely card. You did a beautiful scene with your elements, and I love the way you did the snow. Placement of the little AI deer was so effective. Really liked all the details on this card. TFS

Carol said...

WOW this is really super. You have created a great scene here and put in so much detail. Love those trees and the dimension.
Carol xx

Irene said...

A gorgeous Winer Scene, I love the snow on the trees and the deers peeking through the window.

scrappymo! said...

Love the way the deer peek through the arch. This is a great winter scene!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Kate. What an amazing scene that you have created .Love the archway and those snow laden trees . Clever cover up too ...
hugs Shirley-Anne ..this will be featured on my next weeks Christmas card post ..LOL not the cover up but the card ..
hugs again ..me .