Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, June 25, 2016

June Rudolph Day Challenge.

Here we are at 25th of the month again, so it is time to post a card or other Christmas make. I am still keeping my craft as simple as possible as I cannot work for too long at anything, so once again I turned to my Slhouette library of cutting files for my card. I still have several files that have never been used, so I chose a nice candle card kit. 

It also makes sense for me to make more than one card at a time when I can, so I made three base cards in cream, and used one sheet of 12"x12" green card from SU, to cut the main, shape for the front three times.
Next I cut three pieces of dark red mirri-card to go behind the windows, and mounted both of these to the base card.
Then I raided my snippets box and found tiny pieces of card to cut the two layers of the candle in a very light, and a slightly darker shade of cream, some neutral brown for the candle dish, and I used the green cut-out pieces from the card windows to cut the holly leaves. I then used very tiny bits of red vinyl for the berries and glitter gold vinyl for the flames, and assembled all the layers for each card.
There was still a gap below the candle which I had deliberately added to the cutting file so I could stamp  a more 'wordy' verse, but as I spend all my time dropping things at the minute, I decided not to risk it. Instead I looked through my folder of gold peel-offs and found these very large Happy Christmas stickers. This seemed like a good opportunity to use some of them, and I finished off with thin strips of peel-off holly leaves down each side.
And just to prove I did make three of them....!
I am rushing around now as my choir has it's first ever big concert this evening and another one tomorrow afternoon, so I must get prepared, so I will link this up with the Rudolph Day challenge over at Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo, and tomorrow when Pixie's Snippets Playground reopens, I will link it there too, and after this hectic weekend, I will be there to see what everyone else has made.


Kath said...

A lovely card (or should I say, three cards!) and perfect for our Rudolph Day challenge. Thanks for joining us and good luck in the draw.
Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A lovely collection of cards here Kate, I really should use my cutting machine's nore often.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Super design, Kate. I love the hearts around the top of the candle.

Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days DT member's hat on. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month - Good Luck!

Jean Straw said...

Lovely cards Kate, I like the candle cutouts, they look lovely against the red mirri card.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super array of Rudolf cards.
Your design is wonderful, and the glow around the candle is ace.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maxine D said...

What wonderful cards Kate - love the mirri card background to the candle, and great use of the stickers too!.
Trusting your concert goes well and you enjoy yourself.

scrappymo! said...

These are such lovely candle cards, Kate. I like the boldness of the red mirri card behind the window. It looks great with the candle colours.

Good for you to get three cards made! Hope the concert goes well...

LesleyG said...

Delightful cut out cards beautifully created xxx

Valerija said...

Lovely Christmas cards. I like the candle.
Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Valerija - DT member.

Di said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Kate, such a great design and clever cutting as well! I do hope your choir did OK?


Di xx

Kathleen said...

These are really great cards and a fab die, love the red background.

Kath x

Joan said...

Lovely set of cards, love the tradional colours of these