Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May Rudolph Day Challenge

Every month on 25th day, I try to make a Christmas card to enter in the Rudolph Day Challenge over at Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo.
This month it has been a real challenge as we had my son and his partner out here for the last twelve days - they went home this morning - plus the throat virus I had in January has come back to haunt me, so I haven't felt up to doing much crafting. So I needed a quick and simple design and once again I turned to my Silhouette Cameo files to find one I haven't use so far. I settled on a simple skyline cut-out of Bethlehem, that makes an accordion fold card. As two copies fitted nicely on a sheet of 12 x 12 dark blue card, I cut it twice.
The file was just for the basic shape with the windows and doorways cut out, so I then made files for pieces of yellow paper to go behind all the apertures. I thought they made the back look a bit messy, so I also cut each section of the main card out again just a tiny bit smaller, this time in heavy white paper, and glued those to the back. It made the card a bit more stable, and much neater. 
Finally I opened a sentiment cutting file for the words "Joy to the world; the Lord is come", and divided it into four sections, rearranging and resizing them to fit between the windows on each section. I cut them from dull gold vinyl and transferred them onto the cards.
I was quite pleased with the end result and here it is. 

This was a very straightforward card to make so I saved all my files so I can make a run of them later. For now I have two completed to add to my collection.
I am linking this to the May Rudolph Day Challenge.


Jean said...

This is a clever looking card Kate, an interesting fold and shape and a wonderful sentiment.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Hi Kate, what a brilliant card, the touch of gold looks really great against the background.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card, KAte. I love the accordian fold here and the pattern you chose from your cutting files. The way you used the Joy to the World file is fabulous.

When I see your cut file cards,I always wish I could take a holiday in your village and come to you for papercraft lessons!

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Kate - a great design and beautifully executed. So sorry to hear that pesky virus has come back to haunt you :-(

Pat said...

This is definitely a wow card Kate and works well with that interesting accordian shape and the pretty skyline and a nice bright yellow for the windows and doors etc., also a cleverly thought out sentiment too. Thank you for joining in with the May Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Liz said...

WOW, Kate! This is an impressive looking card! What a fabulous design. xx

Joan said...

Lovely card, love the shape and design

sally said...

What a great card!


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a wonderful card and that shape is excellent.
Love this wonderful design it is so brilliant.
Sorry to hear you have not been well and I do hope your throat virus doesn't return.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sally H said...

Oh wow! How gorgeous is that? I love it! Happy Rudolf day x

Darnell said...

Great card, Kate! I'm so glad you had twelve days with your son and his partner, but I am sorry that you are feeling poorly again. I'm sending best wishes that you'll bounce back quickly this time! Hugs, Darnell

Daffodil Cards said...

This would take pride of place in anyone's home for quite a few years me thinks, a fabulous and clever card.

Whisper said...

WOW what a stunning design & thanks for joining us at Mays Rudolphs Day Challenge, luv Sam x

Sue - said...

A fabulous card!

Barb said...

What a great fold for your cards. They are lovely and very different. Barbxx