Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It´s Rudolf Day again

Well, actually it was Rudolf Day Yesterday, but I was too busy to post then as it was the last day of my son´s visit, and we had a party in the evening. 
For anyone who doesn´t know, Rudolf day is the 25th of each month, when we try to make a Christmas card to go towards our stock for next Christmas. So why not join in and start on your collection.
Fortunately I had made my cards early this month, before my son arrived, so I do have some ready to post.
I rarely make just a one-off Christmas card, so I have two to show again this month and they are based on a card I was given last Christmas. It was a purchased card from a well-known chain of supermarkets, so there are hundreds of them around and I felt it was OK to copy the design. The one I received was a simple white cutout bauble, mounted over a plain blue, sparkly card.
I wanted a different look for my card so I made a cutting file of the design and cut two from good quality white paper, using my Silhouette Cameo. I coloured them with copics using traditional reds and greens on one, and for contrast I used blues and pinks on the other.

The backgrounds are white paper embossed with one of my first cuttlebug folders. This wasn´t big enough, but the join is hidden under the cut out image, and it really doesn´t show. The base cards are plain white card.
For the red and green one I coloured the edge of the bauble with a gold pen, and dug out some very old peel-offs to find enough gold stars and snowflakes to cover the ones in the cut design. I use a tiny piece of red ribbon to hang the bauble, attaching it to the back of the embossed paper, then mounted this onto the base card and covered its edges with a gold peel-off border.
I then did the same to the second one, using a silver pen and peel-offs and a piece of silver ribbon.
Now all I need to do is pop over to Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo to link this up, and then I shall go and see what everyone else has made.
Thank you for visiting me. I love to read all your comments.


Jean said...

Lovely card design, clever of you to make the cutting file. I like the traditional colours best. Nice embossed backgrounds.
Jean x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word these are two very beautifully designed Christmas cards Kate, love the central images and different colours, superb makes.
lorraine x

sally said...

Very nice cards :-)


Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards. So much detail inside the baubles. Beautiful! xx

Kathleen said...

I think that was one of my first Cuttlebug embossing folders too, it looks great used with this fabulous die and love the colours on both cards.
Thanks for your comment.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Two more wonderful cards, Kate! You are very talented to create your own cutting files! I am in awe...

Hope all is well with you. I have not been able to get round visiting for a while now...I need a good catch up with everyone!!!

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck!

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous Kate. I especially like the top one in the more traditional colours....I am a traditional kinda gal!!
Thanks for visiting earlier.
Nearly Friday!! Tee hee!

Maxine D said...

These are stunning Kate - how clever of you to use the design to make something unique to you!

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kate!

SARN said...

Hi Kate . .. I really love these pretty embossed and die cut Rudolph Day cards.

Hope you've had a great time with your family this week.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

Each is just a marvelous look, and I'm so impressed that you took a recycled card, made it into a cut file, and then did your own 'thing' with it. Love the bright colors & they really sparkle. Well done and most excellent use of your silhouette for maximum creativity. Glad you had a happy time spent with your son and still had time to make 2 stunning cards! TFS & Hugs.

Carol said...

Two beautiful cards for Rudolph day Kate. Carol x