Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Noel, Noel for Rudolph Day.

Having been on holiday for the past two weeks, the 25th of the month seems to have come round a bit fast, but I have managed to get one card made ready for the Rudolph Day challenge. 
I used a new Sheena Douglass stamp that arrived in the post while I was away. The word as far the camels was one stamp. I stamped it onto an off-cut of plain white card, and added some extra palm trees for balance at the end. Then I made a mask and covered the letters and ground while I dusted on some distress ink. Next I removed the masks and used copic markers to colour the letters and the ground. I used a gold gel pen on the star.
I have a lot of pre-cut cards and envelopes from years ago and the DL ones are all a bit colourful for me, but I am determined to use them up, so I chose a yellow one for the base card. Then I covered most of it up with some blue background paper that I found in my Christmas scrap box.
I trimmed the coloured image panel and added it to the BP, and highlighted the edge of the panel and the BP with very thin gold peel-offs.
Finally I stamped a greeting from a new Stampin´up set.
Considering this was rather a rush job, I was quite pleased with how it turned out, and I hope to get a few more of these made soon.
I am entering this in Scrappy Mo´s Rudolph Day Challenge.
If you are trying to make a start on your Christmas cards too, why not visit her blog and find out all about it.


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
my this is an excellent Rudolf card.
I love the way you have created that scene, and your stamping, and inking is fab.
What wonderful stamps used.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathy said...

Great card! Love the new stamp that you used and also the new SU sentiment stamp. ta ta for now, Kathy

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Kate

Jean said...

Your card is beautiful Kate. I like the stamps you have used too.
Jean x

MaryH said...

A beautiful image, and it's sometimes difficult to find nice images that really suit the true meaning of this holiday. You've done a superb job with the coloring and I like how you added in the extra bits with the stamp off and masking. Great choices on your mats, and this pretty card certainly does not look like a rush job! Glad you had a chance to enjoy some good holiday fun & relaxation. TFS & have a great wkend. Hugs

scrappymo! said...

This is such a wonderful image that captures the true meaning of Christmas! I think the palm trees at the edge that you added , are just perfect. Your inky additions really make it look like the night sky.

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Maxine D said...

That is one awesome card Kate - love how you 'lengthened' the stamp with the extra palm trees.

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely card, and you've made the scene the perfect size for a DL card. I never seem to make DL cards any more and when I see something as lovely as this I wonder why not!

SARN said...

Absolutely lovely Rudolph Day card Kate.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue - said...

Lovely Rudolph day card. I know what you mean about having colourful card blanks to use up as I have some too!

Barb said...

What a lovely card Kate. I really like how you've added the scenery. Barbxx

veronica said...

It's a great card Kate, think it really needed the extra trees though!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a gorgeous card! Perfect for Rudolph Day! The stamp you used is amazing, as is your colouring!