Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, November 25, 2016

Flying in for the Final Rudolph Day of 2016

For the last Rudolph day challenge of the year, I have used a little Christmas owl digi stamp from Aurora's wings. He has been in my library since last year, so I thought it was time I used him.
I knew I needed one more set of cards in a hurry so I printed him eight times and coloured him with copic markers, and fussy-cut round him. 
I also wanted to try out a new frame die by Amy Designs. So I found eight oddments of Christmas Backing paper, and eight toning pieces of card to cut the frames from. I distressed the edges of the BPs with a distress ink that matched the frame, and layered each set up on a white 15cm base card.
I liked the frame except for the top left corner which has a rather solid looking poinsettia on it, so I covered these with a double layer snowflake cut with two Marianne dies, and added a gem stone to the centre.
To finish, I added liquid pearl as the fur around the owl's hat, and some glitter glue to the snowy scene at the base of the frame.
I coloured all the owls in the same way, but used a variety of backing papers and frames, according to what I could find in my snippets box.
So, that is another eight cards for my pile, and now I will take them over the Rudolph Day Challenge at Scraps of life by Scrappy Mo.


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a wonderful array of cards and that owl is gorgeous.
Love all your very fab design and colours of these.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Jean said...

Another great set of cards Kate, the frame die is lovely and the owl looks very festive in his Christmas hat.
Jean x

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous image, and I love how you have coloured and mounted him Kate - the die cut frame is fabulous - and congratulations on using up ,ore snippets :-)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a sweet card. I love the little Owl and you've coloured him beautifully. He works very well with your die cut background and your card had a great depth and perspective. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous set of card, great image and a really lovely die and love the way you have used different colours.

Kath x

MaryH said...

This is a darling owl in his Santa hat, and I love your coloring. Also like that border design very much. Clever to cover an element you don't like with the pretty snowflake (snowflakes & butterflies hide a lot of things, don't they?). What a stash of pretties you've created for your Christmas card collection and I like the idea of doing the different colorways as you've done. Enjoyed reading the adventures of your goat farm outing on the other post. Good to read you're well and have been having happies. TFS & Hugs

scrappymo! said...

You got so many finished and they are all so lovely. Really like that owl and the frame die is beautiful. After reading so many multiple card posts from you and other talented ladies, I will make a New Years resolution to make more multiples in 2017. IfI have all the supplies out anyway, it only makes sense.

So thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

Daffodil Cards said...

I love your cards, so much detail, and great colouring.

Mary H suggested I visit you, as you do vinyl! which I have just started. I've had a looky through and see you use your computer and Silhouette so I am now a follower! You have GREAT Work.