Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, July 25, 2016

July Rudolph Day.

Here we are a whole month on from the last Rudolph Day Challenge, and I have had nothing to show you in all that time. But actually I have been busier than usual making several cards I needed for this month, but I haven't been able to post them until all the birthdays had passed. So be warned, I may inundate you with posts next week.
But for today, I am concentrating on Christmas cards. We are more than half-way through the year, and I certainly haven't made half of the Christmas cards I need, so this month I made a little set. Here is the first one.
As it is too hot to do anything too complicated, I wanted a fairly sinple design, but I fancied a gentle evening of colouring, so I found a digi image in my file by "A Day for Daises", and resized it to fit six onto an A4 sheet of heavy paper. I then printed the six again on ordinary copy paper. 
The copy paper layer was lightly dusted with distress ink, Squeezed lemonade and some Mustard seed around the main star.
On the second set I used copic markers to colour the mother and child image, cut them out and glued them over the dusted backgrounds. Then I cut the whole squares out along the scribbled edges,  so that I had six toppers ready to use.
Next I found a lovely scrapbook paper from one of my digi kits, that was a perfect colour match, and I cut and pasted it to form a 17 x 11 cm rectangle and printed it off six times. 
I made six base cards in cream - normal letter size for out here, which is just a little larger than A6. I also cut six smaller panels of the same card and cut along the lower edge with a Joanna Sheen star border die. I stamped the sentiment which is very, very old Great Impressions stamp, and added a topper alongside it. Then I layered up the card with the blue backing paper, and the topper panel, and finished it off with a little gold-ice stickles on the star in the topper, and the main stars on the sentiment.
And just to prove I did make a set of them, here are all six. I may do a few more of these as they were not too complicated. But first I will link up with the Rudolph Day Challenge on Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo.