Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A bit of shine for the Rudolph Day of 2017


Well here we are about to start on another challenge to make one or more Christmas cards each month, to save some of the panic when the season approaches. I am doing much better than last year having already made over a dozen cards this month. Half of them are made from recycled cards that I received this Christmas, but I like to make sure they look very different from the originals. However, for today's challenge I am showing a newly made card using a cutting file I purchased last year from the Silhouette store, and didn't get around to using.

The file is for a base card with a shaped cut-out front edge, and a large snowflake topper. 
When ordering some gold vinyl from a supplier in UK, I wanted to make the order sufficient to justify the postage, so I added a metre of five different colours of mosaic holographic film. I have never used this before and I wanted to try it out. I sorted though my stash and found a base card to match each colour of vinyl, and then realised that this would mean the snowflake did not stand out very well. So I used the Sihouette cameo designer edition of software, to make a file that would cut a slightly off-set panel to cover the front of the card. Then I glued this to the card and used transfer tape to add the snowflake, making sure it was exactly aligned with the front edge of the card. Of course this then meant that the left hand side of the snowflake stood out really week, but the right hand side still got lost on the matching card back that it overlapped. So I then managed to cut a panel of the backing paper to go behind this. 
I also made a cutting file of the words using a font called Yana, and cut them from vinyl to match the snowflake.
I rifled through my Christmas snippets box and found suitable papers for each colour, and assembled them all in the same way.
So here is my set of five cards. As you can see, the gold wasn't keen on being photographed, and the silver one picked up colours from everything around it. In fact it was difficult to take any photos of them because the vinyl was so reflective. But this was the best of a bad lot.
So this is all ready to link up with the Rudolph Day Challenge at Scraps of life by Scrappy Mo, in the morning.

17 comments:

Jenny L said...


Hi Kate,
what wonderful cards, and such a very super design too.
I love these wonderful designs and they are quite unique as well.
The holographic snowflake is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Brenda said...

Wow, good for your for making so many cards already this year to add to your stash! I am totally loving these you made for Rudolph Day! That snowflake is amazing, the whole card is amazing! Hugs, Brenda

scrappymo! said...

I think these are stunning! The snowflakes are beautiful. I did not know you could buy the holographic paper in metres. It is so cool that you made them each in a different colour. They all are beautiful!

scrappymo! said...

Me again
Forgot I had my RDays hat on...

Thank you for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Well these cards certainly have the WOW factor and love all the different colours, great snowflake.

Kath x

Joan said...

Great cards, look lovely in all the colours and what a good start for your Christmas card box

Joan

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous cards Kate - you really do make the most of the silhouette!! Well done on making the most of your computer skills.
Love the reflective nature of the foils - even if it does make them hard to photograph
Blessings
Maxine

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, your card is so striking! The die cut snowflake is beautiful and it looks fabulous in all of the different colours that you've used. I don't think you could have chosen a better sentiment as your cards cry out 'Joy' to me. Great work and well done you for making so many. I'm going to try and make more than one next month. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A wonderful collection of cards you've made here Kate, I try to make 3-4 Christmas cards a month but you have really got a head start here.

Sue xx

Gloria Lee said...

It is gorgeous! Love them all! Thank you so much for joining us at Rudolph days challenge this month ! Gloria x

Whisper said...

WOW what a stunning collection of cards and they all look unique in their different colours and thanks for joining us at January's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Barb said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning Kate. I love those beautiful holographic snowflakes. Barbxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous glitzy card Kate

SARN said...

These are lovely Kate. Belated Happy Rudolph Day to you!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

I'm echoing all the other WOW's you've garnered with this (and the other) gorgeous looks. Always impressed with your cameo skills, and this edge looks fabulous with the glimmer of the snowflake atop that pretty background. Good for you at getting a jump start on your Christmas stash, and kudos for being able to recycle received cards so well. It's such a shame to not let someone else enjoy the cards that we receive, when they are so pretty. TFS & Hugs

Sue - said...

Wonderful collection of cards!

Barb said...

My goodness Kate it all sounds very difficult but you've ended up with a gorgeous selection of Christmas cards. I love those beautiful snowflakes. Barbxx