Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Joyful Rudolph Day.

Well the 25th has crept up on us again. Fortunately I made my cards a week or so ago, but I have only just got to the computer to post them.

I am still looking for designs that don't require too much colouring and hand-cutting as my arms continue to be a problem, so I went through my Silhouette Cameo library looking for a file I haven't used before, and came across the cutting file for this word Joy.
I had some heavyweight dark red, pearlised paper that I knew would cut well, so I used that. I tried it on a few cards and decided it looked best on plain cream, so i used that to make the base card.
To 'ground' the word I used the off cuts of the red with a Signature die to cut the starry border. I collected all the little stars that came from this, and dotted them randomly around the image. Then I used another die - Memory box I think but I am not sure - to cut a star of Bethlehem from gold mirri card, and glued it over the star in the original image.
Because  this used half an A4 sheet of the red paper, I cut it a second time from the other half, and made another card the same. Then I went through my stash and found similar pearl, non-fibre paper in silver, pewter, and stone, so I cut two sets from each of these. I paired up the silver with turquoise card, the pewter with mid-blue card and the stone with dark red, and made them up in the same way, so I have a useful set of eight cards, that really show why Christmas is the season of Joy.
So I will pop over to the Rudolph Day Challenge at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, to link this up. Then I have another card to make before tomorrow!


KandA said...

Wow you have been busy making this wonderful set of cards. Super design and great use of dies. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Rudolph Days xx

Joan said...

Lovely set of cards

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous cutting file Kate, super to get a good start on your Christmas cards..I really like this set.

Sue - said...

What a great set of cards Kate!

Veronica Pell said...

Beautiful image there Kate, makes lovely cards.

Kathleen said...

Really great image and some lovely colour choices, think I like the black and white the best, but not certain as they all look good.

Kath x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

WOW! As if nothing is happening, but this card has such a great message. I love this design, where the Holy Family was woven in one of the letters sentiment.
BożenA xx

Jean said...

These are great Kate, I really like the design and it looks good in all the colours.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

These are stunning. Love that image. I don't have a Silhouette but have long been tempted to get one. I do have a friend that would cut me a couple images though...especially if I bought her the image for her collection!

I like the colour combo's you chose and they look great with the scattered stars.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.