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.

18 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful card, and thanks for the step by step details of how you did your "batch bake". Using copy paper to get a matching background is a useful tip
Jane

MaryH said...

Love this 'gentle design' which reminds us why we celebrate. The soft blue shading is lovely, and I like the way you've used the border punch on the focal image. Hope all has been well in your corner of the world, and that you're staying cool. Image you have the intense heat just as we have in our area. TFS & Hugs.

Heidi Stamps said...

That image is so pretty and I like the punched star border. Good for you for making several at the same time too!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the beautiful image you've used on these cards, so traditional.

Sue xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Well it looks like you had a wonderful evening of gentle colouring. I really like the cool blues that you've used and the sentiment is just perfect. Sandra X

Pat said...

This digi works beautifully Kate and what a great idea to use the inked copy paper for the background and then add the coloured cut out pieces over the top. The border of stars works beautifully and I love the gold stars around the sentiment and then the gold stickles on the star on the topper, and the blue background paper is a perfect match. Six very pretty cards. Thank you for joining us for the July Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Jean Straw said...

I really like these Kate. A lovely image and pretty blues. Very nice border die too.
Jean x

Liz said...

These are so beautiful, Kate. Love the design, the punched border goes perfectly with the stars around the sentiment. xx

Carol L said...

Your card set turned out so pretty! I love the glow of the star on each one - well done!

Maxine D said...

Kate what a fabulous set of cards - very gentle and beautifully coloured and assembled
Blessings
Maxine

KandA said...

Wonderful set of Rudolph Days cards Kate. Love the colours and super punched border xx

veronica said...

love these Kate, such a nice image

scrappymo! said...

Lovely colouring here, Kate! This is such a beautiful image and I like the sentiment aDP you chose for your design. You always amaze me at the number of cards you manage to make. Well done, you!

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful cards, gorgeous colours and really lovely image.

Kath x

Sue - said...

Fabulous set of cards Kate!

Deb Bradley said...

Beautiful set of cards Debbs xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful set of cards! You are smart to do multiples! I love this gorgeous image, and you've coloured it beautifully!

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful Kate. What a lovely image that is. I enjoy batch making and must follow your example as this time last year I had most of my cards done. Barbxx