Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New stamps for the last Rudolph Day this year

Yes, we really are at the last `25th of the month´ before the big one! How time does fly. For my last offering I am using two new LOTV stamps that I bought a while back and then didn´t get around to inking!
They are two cute little bearers of light, and I inked them up with Memento black ink and stamped them onto white paper. I made a mask for each and used ink dusters to shade a little tumbled glass and squeezed lemonade distress inks around them, and coloured them with copic markers. Then I found two suitable dies and cut them out. Both dies were also being used for the first time. I get excited when a parcel of new stash arrives, but then life gets in the way and there is no time to try them out.
The boy was cut with Go Create Frilly Squares#10, I really like its shape, and the girl with the largest of Just Rite Vintage Labels 8.
I sorted through my Christmas snippets box and found two pieces of backing paper. The green one was not wide enough so I used a little piece of red card to cut two spellbinders borders. Another piece of the red card made a mat for the die cut, and I removed the centre of this with a smaller die from the same set, and used it to stamp the sentiment which is one of my very oldest stamps by Stampendous.
For the little girl I cut a mat of pale blue card to go under the image and also one to go under the BP. Again I removed the centre and from it I cut the holly corner which is a file I made in my Silhouette program. I extended it at each end with parts of the file cut from the left over pieces of blue card. The berries are the holes cut from the borders on the first card! To finish this one off I stamped a circular sentiment by Hot off the Press, and cut it with a small circle die, and used it to cover the corner of my holly which did not cut very well. (I had to take this second photo in artificial light. The base card is actually white, as are some of the stripes in the BP).

It is unusual for not to add some sort of bling to Christmas cards, but I didn´t feel these slightly vintage style images needed it.
So I am off to link these up to Sarn´s blog for her last Rudolph Day. Next year she is passing the reins to Scrappy Mo, so why not make an early New Year´s resolution to come and join in the fun for 2015.
I am also linking up to Pixie´s Snippets Playground, as I used up lots of bits and pieces for these cards.
Brenda has suggested that I also enter these for the LOTV Christmas Challenge which is to make a Christmas card using one of their images, so I am off to link with them as well.


Bonnie said...

Delightful images! And so well colored! No bling necessary!

Veerle said...

Beautiful cards Kate, the second is my absolute favorite I love the design and the colours you have chosen. Hugs, Veerle xxx

Di said...

Two lovely cards Kate - and I do agree about no bling necessary - I felt the same about my RD cards - and I do agree with you that a mat behind the second image would have been a good idea, but I was racing against the clock. I'm always open to suggestions BTW :)

Aren't LOTV just the best?!


Di xx

SARN said...

Hi Kate

Thank you for joining in with Rudolph Day with these 2 cute LOTV cards. Great idea to mask and then use duster brushes for the lamplight etc.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Brenda B said...

Beautiful Kate, I really love LOTV images. You can enter these into the LOTV Christmas challenge too if you'd like.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, two lovely cards for Rudolph Day and a very imaginative use of snippets too. I do like the LOTV stamps - they've been coloured beautifully. Elizabeth xx

Jean said...

Lovely cards Kate, the LOTV images are so sweet and coloured beautifully. I like the die cut shapes as well especially the second one with the cut out corners.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what super creations for the last of this years Rudolf Days.
I love the fab images and your super designs you have created.
Perfectly coloured too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards, Kate! Both are beautifully coloured too. I love them both

LesleyG said...

These are adorable. I love the glow from the lamps, and clever use of the left over snippets. See you next year! xxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card, I love children motives Christmas cards. Wonderful.

Kathleen said...

What fabulous images and two wonderful cards.

Kath x

Dragon said...

Those are very cute images. Lovely cards.X

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, and I love that you use the centres of the backing die cuts to make other cuts :-) - very thrifty!

veronica said...

two very nice images - just remembered I bought a similar type stamp ages ago that I still haven't used - think it is a boy with sheep, will have to have a search ....
lovely cards anyway Kate, really admire your computer skills!

Neet said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate, and so beautifully coloured.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps the die is Heartfelt Creations - glad you liked the flowers.
Was going to send FS to you next but I want her for Christmas so looks like you will not see her until after - sorry. xx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards and yes they do indeed have a lovely vintage feel.

I always love the LOTV images and your cards are no exception!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are beautiful snippets cards for Rudolph Day and the other challenges, Kate! Your coloring talent is absolutely jaw-drawing!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

The two LOTV images are lovely as is your colouring of them Kate, and the bit of colour you have added to the backgrounds works beautifully. Pretty papers too which work so prettily and love the holly cut on your silhouette. x

MaryH said...

Hi Kate. Some wonderful snippets cards here, and great for the last RD as well. I am especially liking the way you did the halo of light around the lantern on #2. So very effective. Love those dies too. These are lovely stamps & dies. Your coloring is magnificent..so much shading. Ditto lovely Silhouette holly, and I liked your creative design where the cut didn't go as you wanted. Two super cards. Glad your IP got restored. Our service went down this am, just as I started my CClub post. Murphy's Law. Have a great evening. Hugs & TFS

Anne said...

These are both very sweet Kate. Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas' challenge!

Good Luck!

Anne x
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