Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, March 25, 2016

Ring out the bells for Rudolph Day

For a couple of nights this week our internet has been playing up - hopefully just weather interference - so I took the opportunity to make a quick pair of cards for Rudolph Day.

As you can see, they are both the same except for the  glitter glue that I used to give them a little 'lift'. They were both clear, ice type of glues, Dovecraft 'Crystal' which has very fine green and blue glitter in it, and Stickles 'Icicle' which has a coarser gold glitter in it. On a snowy image the difference is almost unnoticeable, but on this dark background it really shows up.
I spotted the image in the Silhouette store and bought it as a cutting file. I love to hear the bells ring out on Christmas morning, but they are not often featured on Christmas cards these days. I cut the file twice in my Silhouette cameo, using dark blue card. (The frame is attached to the bells and cuts in one piece). 
The backing paper looked as though it was from a magazine but it was a good quality, slightly glossy paper so I am not sure. I found it in my Christmas paper box so it is probably quite old! There was sufficient to back both cuts. It was graduated shades of blue, so they look slightly different. Then I mounted them onto plain white base cards and used a very old Hot off the Press stamp for the sentiment.
I thought they looked a little flat, so I added the glitter glue. There is actually a touch of it on the stars in the background too, but that doesn't show in the photo. A bit of bling was what they needed and I am happy with the results. So I will link them over at Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo, for the March Rudolph Day Challenge. You have from 25th to 31st to add your Christmas make, so I hope to see you over there.


Desire Fourie said...

So festive and I love the added sparkle.
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SARN said...

Well these 2 Rudolph Day cards are lovely Kate. I like the sparkles too!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

These are absolutely gorgeous and the glitter just finishes them off perfectly. Sometimes, it's good thing when the internet's not working :) Wishing you a Happy Easter and lots of happy crafting x

Di said...

Fabulous Kate! Ha, I looked to find the name of the die you used :) Well done - and the sparkle is perfect against the dark bells.


Di xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Your bells are beautiful and the glitter finishes them so well.

Sue xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Your bells are beautiful and the glitter finishes them so well.

Sue xx

Jane Willis said...

Lovely cards, and you were right to add the bling, it's just what they needed.
Thanks for joining in at Rudolph Day.
Jane (Rudolph Day DT)

Jean said...

Lovely cutting file Kate, I like the bells and the sentiment is just right to go with them. Nice bit of sparkle too.
Jean x

Kathyk said...

Super makes and loving the addition of the glitter - what's Christmas without a little bling?!?!? Thank you for entering over at the Rudolph Day challenge

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Virginia said...

Oh love it - Christmas cards - my favourite!

Linby said...

Two gorgeous cards and the glitter is just the perfect finishing touch.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, love the glitter on the bells and love the the way the image stands out on the lovely background.

Kath x

Maxine D said...

What a sweet pair of cards Kate - love the glitter on them.

scrappymo! said...

I too like to hear the bells but so few churches have them these days. Our churches are so new compared to yours and I guess cost stops them form having bell towers.
I grew up in the city where our church was older and had a lovely bell tower and the bells rang every Sunday!

Your card is so festive and lovely. I really like the Stickles...gives such a nice sparkle. I can even see it on some of the wee stars!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

LesleyG said...

Jingle bells all the way Kate, love them in all their glitteryness!. Happy holidays xxx

Berina RGA said...

I love both cards. Yes! I too love using bells on Christmas cards!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Heidi Stamps said...

Bells are such a great image for Christmas. It is fun to use different types of glitter!

Joan said...

Two lovely cards, the glitter is lovely

JoZart Quilts said...

They are all beauties Kate.Quality and great detail!
Jo x