Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Winter scene for Rudolph Day.

Well the penultimate Rudolph Day (25th of the month),  has arrived, so once again it is time to make and show a Christmas card.

This month I have used a new stamp I bought recently in UK. I thought it was time for it to get inked up. 

I used Memento olive grove to stamp it, and added the minimum of colour with ciao markers. I used the same markers to colour the holly wreath which was all part of the same stamp. Then it was time to mount it up and I realised that I had made the same mistake I always do. In my effort to get several images onto one sheet of paper, I forget to space them out sufficiently to use most of my dies! However, there were a couple I could cut with my fancy oval die, and mount onto a red mat. Others I cut with a plain oval and removed the centre from a red fancy oval so I could use it as a frame. One had to be fussy-cut around the image and mounted onto a complete red oval because it had no 'spare' white area around it. (I really must learn from my mistakes!)
Another recent purchase was an A4 embossalicious folder, with an all-over holly design. So I ran a few sheets of paper through the machine with this and used them as a background. On some I lightly added some green ink to the raised area, but I left the others white. I mounted them onto a white base card, with a thin red mat for the larger ones,  and added a small red peel-off greeting, and a red bow in the opposite corner to balance it up.
The images on a red frame fitted onto an A6 card but I needed to make a couple of slightly larger ones for the white frames on a red mat. So that is another set of six cards ready in my box. I am finally beginning to catch up.
So now I just need to link this up to Sandra's blog, Stamping for Pleasure.


Lindsey said...

Muy bonito!

Maxine D said...

Well done - I have yet to think about my Christmas cards, let alone start them :-).
These look lovely Kate, and I love the red and white mounting - no matter that you had to vary the mounting

Sally H said...

Stunning cards, Kate. A perfect winter scene

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fabulous in either matted colour Kate. These are great and I love the way you always make several cards at once.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Sarn xxx

Jean Straw said...

Great set of cards Kate,I love the stamped image and that lovely embossing, and all in my favourite Christmas colours.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous stamp, really like the way the wreath comes with the stamp,love the embossing folder and your layout.
Thanks for your kind comment.

Kath x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful holly stamp, around the trees Kate!!

... so know what you mean about not having enough use of really Christ centred Christmas scenes on front of your cards.

I put it inside as make up a poem each year and do it inside so, it comes out somewhere anyway, Shaz in oz.x

Saskia said...

Love the red & white combo, very pretty for Christmas.

Elizabeth said...

Stunning card - love your newly inked stamp and the red/white colour mix is gorgeous. And well done for creating so many too. Elizabeth xx

Di said...

Wow Kate, these really are breathtakingly beautiful. Great scene and such a super design too. I love them!

Hugs , Di xx

scrappymo! said...

The red against the white is stunning and the image is gorgeous. Well done!

Rennata said...

Thank you for visiting. These cards are beautiful. I love the idea of a Rudolph day instead of trying to fit every thing in at the last minute.

Irene said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, I love the embossing and Winter scene.

MaryH said...

Fabulous winter scene, and love the holly outline of the main image. Perfect S/B die for this one, and had to smile at your comments about not having room to diecut. I tend to do the same thing! This one turned out beautifully, and liked the red matting behind that Floral Oval. Makes the die pop. Loved the EF you used as a bkgrnd too. Great card & TFS

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

hello Kate .Wonderful set of Christmas cards .Love the image and frame work
hugs Shirley-anne