Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Another Joyful Rudolph day.

Well last month's cards for this challenge featured the word Joy and so do this month's, but I guess it is a good thing to wish for people. Whatever the state of the world, there is some joy to be found in it if we truly look.
I am posting this early because I am off on holiday for 12 days, and I will be staying in a house with no wi-fi, so there won't be much computer activity from me. I will schedule it to post on the right day and hopefully I will be able to link it up on my phone.

I have a 'To do...' list as long as my arm before I leave, so I needed a card that was fairly quick and easy to do, so again I turned to my Silhouette cameo library for a cutting file to use. I chose this filigree star with the word Joy in the centre.

I cut the top layer from white pearlised heavy paper. I like this paper which has a gold sheen on it in some lights, and it is fibre-free so it cuts well. I found that if I resized it to fit a 12cm card, I could just fit two on each A4 page.

For the next layer I raided my snippets drawer and found four pieces of beige/gold sheen card, and two of yellow-gold heavy parchment, and cut the six squares, and six circles with the word Joy cut out,  for the centres.
Then I made six base cards from 240gsm white card and glued it all together.
I am not brilliant with the clean and simple look and am always tempted to add stars etc to the white spaces, but hubby said leave them as they are, and for once I did.
So six more cards in my stash means I can at least write enough to take to UK with me to save on the postage. When I get back I will need to make some more quickies, for my local friends.
Now I will link this up to Scraps of Life by scrappymo, ready for the Rudolph Day Challenge on the 25th October and hope I can do it properly when that date comes around.


Di said...

Love these cards Kate! Chris was right to say leave them as the star already has such fabulous impact.

Confession, I thought I'd play Little Miss Helpful and link you into Mo's challenge. I did it but you're shown as Katei.


Di xx

Maxine D said...

Kate these are stunning - love the white and gold colours and the crisp, clean look to them. Enjoy your break, and safe travels

Jean said...

Well done for keeping them CAS, they look great. The filigree star is lovely and so is the sentiment.
Jean x

mamapez5 said...

Thanks Di. I am trying to use one of my son's phone as a hot-spot, but the signal is very weak. Don't worry about the name. I answer to most things! Kate xx

mamapez5 said...

Thanks Di. I am trying to use one of my son's phone as a hot-spot, but the signal is very weak. Don't worry about the name. I answer to most things! Kate xx

Jane Willis said...

How beautiful - simple, elegant and stunning

linda said...

this is such a beautiful and elegant CAS christmas card and i love the good and white! thank you so much for sharing this lovely card with us at the rudolph days challenge!
rudolph days challenge DT

Gloria Lee said...

Just love these cards Katie!
So graceful design!
Thank you so much for joining us at Rudolph days challenge this month!
Gloria x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kate,
I had a chuckle about Di's comment she was very quick off the block!!
I'm running a day behind too as I had medical commitments yesterday so no action on iPad or computer for last thirty plus hours... all good though for time being...:)

I love your cards they're truly brilliant simple but well balance and to the point truly the Christmas star foretold of Joy to come..joy to the work the Lord is come!
So delighted to be GDT member for Rudolph Day Christmas Challenge, thank so much for sharing with us your creative inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Heidi Stamps said...

So classy! I love the pearl paper!

Anonymous said...

Love these Kate - so glad you didn't add any extra atars!