Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Star Gazing for Rudolph Day.

Quite a while ago I  bought this little Art Impressions stamp, but I have never got around to using it. It is a cute image with a lovely sentiment around it, so I decided to make use of it for this month's Rudolph day Challenge. So I stamped it several times onto plain white paper, and coloured three using the same set of copic markers for each one.
I cut the inner square out and mounted it over a second stamped image, which I then cut out with a Go Create frilly circles#0 die. (The image above is square because I cropped my image to get a more detailed picture of the stamp). I distressed the edge of the die cut with blue distress inks, and then decided I was quite happy with the result, so I coloured some more images and cut and mounted them in the same way, so I had a set of six toppers to use.

Then I sorted through my huge collection of pre-cut cards and envelopes, the 12cm square ones for these, and selected some appropriate colours. I have so many of these cards and a lot are in colours I would not normally use. I think they are a left over from when I had access to an excellent QVC seconds shop where they nearly gave away kits that had been opened for a demonstration etc, and I picked up all sorts of stash that I might not other wise have had. So I am really trying to put some of it to good use this year.

Anyway, I then raided my snippets boxes to find patterned papers that toned with my cards and this is the first one I completed. I used a Joanna Sheen star border die to cut along the paper layer, and to make it show more, I also cut it from a thin strip of silver mirri-card, and glued the silver stars into the paper cuts. Then I finished it with a silver peel-off sentiment.

Then I used a variety of papers and other oddments to make the rest of the set. The Christmas Blessings sentiments are also cut with Joanna Sheen signature dies.
So that is six more cards to add to my collection. I am way behind my target, but at least this challenge inspires me to get a few more made each month!
So I am linking this to the April Rudolph Day Challenge, and
Pixie's Snippets Playground, because, for once, I have managed to use up quite a few snippets of paper.


Liz said...

A lovely set of cards, Kate. The starry background goes so well with the beautiful image.

Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days Guest Designer's hat on. Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge this month - Good Luck! (I assume you'll be linking it up to the April Challenge and not the May Challenge. 😉) xx

scrappymo! said...

These are wonderful cards, KAte. I love the one you showcased...the wee silver stars are beautiful with your design...but they are ALL lovely.
I think I spoy some with snowflakes on the background too! So pretty.

That script frame is a great one. I like it framing your scene...

Thanks for taking part in the april Rudolph Days Challenge.

Di said...

Wow Kate, this is so, so lovely! What a stamp and so beautifully used by you as well. I do love blue on Christmas cards and this one has such a magical feel about it.

Thank you for your very kind comment over in the Playground and it's lovely to see you playing along


Di xx

Kathleen said...

A really fabulous set of cards, just love all the different shades of blue and the fabulous backgrounds.

Kath x

Jean said...

Another set of lovely cards Kate. The stamp is so cute and I like the way you have coloured and mounted it.
Jean x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic collection of cards Kate, I love all of the different backgrounds that they have.

Sue xx

Joan said...

Lovely set of cards and a beautiful stamp, love the wording round it.

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the image on the card, beautiful papers and love the star border, AND then to go on and make a set, Well Done you.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh so unique and simply adorable ...love the colors
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia