Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Dashing through the snow on Rudolph Day

My two cards this month are ideal for the Rudolph Day Challenge as they feature Rudolph himself, 'Dashing through the snow! I used a set of clear stamps by Woodware that I bought two Christmases ago, and then didn't use, so I thought it was time they saw some ink.
For both of them I stamped the Rudolph, sleigh and gifts, and masked them off while I used ink dusters to add some DI Tumbled glass, to the sky. I also cut two strips of snowflakes using a recently bought Memory box die, Frostyville border, and added some sparkle to them with Stickles silver ice.. I used a Momento Teal zeal ink pad to  stamp the sentiment in the top,  right corner, and the smallest snowflakes from the Woodware set, randomly over the backgrounds.

For the first card I coloured all the images with shades of blue felt pens, and added a white sparkle peel-off border. I also dotted a little stickles on the snowflakes.
I finished the other one  in the same way, but I used a wider range of coloured pens on the images, and added a blue sparkle peel-off border. I am not sure which version I prefer. 
I glued the Frostyville borders across the base of each card.
For a final touch I glued tiny blue gems to the curl of the antlers on the first card, and for the brown one, I used gold flat-backed pearls.
I told Sarn that I was ready for her challenge this month, which I was, several days ago, but I almost forgot to do the post today! But now I am off to link these at  Stamping for Pleasure.


Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the different take with the change of colours. I have had this set for ages too and not used it yet.
I must admit that I do like the blue one best.

Kath x

Jean Straw said...

Lovely Reindeer cards, I like the blue one best as well. I love your new die and the lovely sparkles.
Jean x

SARN said...

Loving these 2 Rudolph themed Rudolph Day cards Kate. I also adore the Frostyville borders and bling.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day. Glad you remembered to blog about your cards and link up.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

These are both gorgeous! I am partial to the blue one...don't know why...just love it!!!

I have that MB die too...I just love it too...it has made a wonderful border on your card!

Maxine D said...

The blue is definitely the one I prefer of the two Kate, but they are both lovely cards with lots of detail.

Jan Frances said...

Two really lovely glittery cards xx Jan xx

Carol L said...

I'm glad you finally pulled out this stamp and made cards with it! Rudolph looks gorgeous in both colors, and that beautiful border adds a touch of WOW to your cards! Well done!