Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Non-Traditional cards for Rudolph Day

On the 25th of each month we try to post about another Christmas card we have made, and suddenly the date has arrived again. I am a wee bit ahead of myself as I am writing this on the evening of 24th, but I am sure by tomorrow, there will be a Rudolph Day Challenge for me to link up with.
I am really trying to use up my papers and card, but also looking at items that have never been used, and browsing my files this week I came across a digital stamp that I bought along with several others, from Aurora's Wings. It is called the Rose Angel, and I am not even sure it is a Christmas image, but I decided to use it to make some very non-traditional Pink Christmas cards. I had the forethought to choose my dies for frames up front, so I could print out the image in the right sizes. That doesn't happen very often!

I printed it three times, and coloured each of them in much the same way, using my copic markers. Then I punted around for pieces of card to go with them. So here is my first card.

I found a new sheet of deep pink card which made two base cards, and a scrap of lighter pink for the frame which was cut with the largest die from the Spellbinders set, Resplendent Rectangles.  I used some Tsukineko sheer shimmer spritz on the image to give it just a little sparkle, and cut it out with the next size down from the same die set, and mounted them together on the base card.
I wrote the sentiment on the computer and printed it out three times. I made one into a banner and glued it across the base of my image.

The second card was made using the other half of the deep pink card, and I again spritzed the image. This time I cut and framed her with  Just Rite Nested medium oval labels, using the same light pink card as before. Then I cut two panels using Sue Wilson's Striplets-Lattice Windows die from white card and layered them under the image. I cut the second sentiment using the cutting edge and inner edge of a label die (make unknown). I liked this layout and will use it again some time.

My third card is slightly different. I used a white base card and covered it with a snippet of pink backing paper. The image and frame were cut using  stitched square dies, and the third sentiment, cut as for the second card, was attached at the base with short off-cuts of sticky ribbon.
It is not like me to use pink for Christmas but I think it worked quite well, and I have three more cards to go in my collection for next Christmas. 
So in the morning I will link this up with the February Rudolph day challenge and see who else is getting ahead making cards for next Christmas.


Maxine D said...

It's the 25th here, if that counts Kate!! These are beautiful cards - love the pinks you have used and the gorgeous die cuts.

aussie aNNie said...

She is stunning. Did you know Aurora wings has a pink, red and white challenge on their facebook group....you should enter it.[aNNie]

Barb said...

She is the most beautiful angel Kate and they are three really lovely cards. Barbxx

sally said...

Such sweet little angels!


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Day.
oh these cards are so gorgeous and that image is just the sweetest.
Your colouring is fantastic too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful image Kate and three gorgeous cards you've made with it.

Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

These are so beautiful, kate. The pink really suits this pretty angel and I personally think she is perfect for Christmas. I especially like the Blessings sentiment with her!

Thanks for the kind thoughts regarding my loss. I have such fond memories of her that they will see me through. She was a fabulous grandmother and my girls were very close to her...making that long drive up to visit at least 3 or 4 times a year...even shen the babies were tiny. Mum loved them all!

Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous card, so classy too, great untraditional colours and a lovely image.

Kath x

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful set of cards for Rudolph Day! I like the non-traditional image and colours! Beautiful intricate die-cuts and I also love the music background! Enjoy your day!

Jean said...

This is a lovely angel Kate, and you have coloured her so prettily and made some gorgeous cards. I think I like the middle one best, such a lovely die cut background.
Jean x

Kath said...

Beautiful cards and such a lovely image - the pink works really well too. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such a beautiful beautiful image and love the elegance of the first card with the baby pink and gorgeous die
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

linda said...

oh, wow, three beautiful cards! such a sweet image, framed with some delicate and very pretty dies and so lovely in the soft colours you've used!

thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!

Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Sue - said...

Three beautiful cards! I think the pink makes a nice change.

SARN said...

A beautiful set of RD cards Kate. That image is so lovely.

Hugs, Sarn xxx