Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Rudolph Day Challenge

Here we are at Rudolph Day again already. Because I have been busy finishing off items for our son's wedding next week, I needed a quick and easy card to make for this challenge, so I turned once again to my Silhouette cameo library of cutting files and I chose this picture of a shepherd. 
When I brought it up in my silhouette software I realised I didn't really like the way it was going to turn out. If I just cut it and adhered the pieces to a base card I would end up with black stars (and black everything else), on a white background. So I played around with it a bit and separated the elements and then just cut the wavy 'ground' lines to use as a template. From that I made a mask which I used to add some distress inks in blue above the mask for the sky. Then I used the other half of the mask to cover the sky and dusted on green inks for the ground.

Next I cut out the ground lines, shepherd, sheep, large star and script from black vinyl  and used transfer tape to move them all in one go, onto my background, trying to line up the black pieces with my sky-meets-earth background.
Then I used some silver holographic vinyl to cut the inner large star and all the small stars and again transferred them all together, making sure I fitted them around the black silhouettes. I neatened each side edge with holographic silver peel offs and that was my card finished.
While my software was set up to do this, I made four more cards the same so another five have gone into my Christmas stash box.
And that's all there is to it. So now I will link up with the June Rudolph Day Challenge, and I hope to see lots of your links there too.


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days.
gorgeous cards and such super designs too.
Love the glittery stars and your super scenes.
Hope all goes well for the wedding.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Veronica Pell said...

It looks such a simple card, after all that work! Looks much better than it would have been with all black, you have the patience of a saint Kate.

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Kate. I love the scene you've created, so calm and peaceful. xx

sally said...

Great set of cards!


Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER set of cards, I must do sets too, great idea beautifully done, love all the elements.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous collection of cards, I love the cutting file that you've used and the way that you've adapted it. Hope everything goes well for the wedding.

Sue xx

Borqna said...

OMG! Very beautiful cards - Bravo!
We have an interesting challenge now - Blue Christmas
I invite you to participate!
Good luck!

Barb said...

Happy Rudolph Day Kate. You've created a lovely scene for your cards. Best Wishes for a wonderful Wedding Day for you all. Barbxx

Joan said...

Ooh, sounds very complicated to me but the end result is beautiful,love it

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous set of cards Kate - these are marvelous!!

Kathleen said...

Super cards, a really brilliant make.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

As I have told you before, your computer skills amaze me. you are one talented lady!

These cards are beautiful. I love the way you made the sky meet the earth and the wee stars and the North Star are gorgeous. The wavy lines sure ground the shepherd!
Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue - said...

A great set if cards!

Jean said...

Great card Kate, You have great patience adapting you files, the end result is well worth it though, your scene is lovely. I like the starry sky.
Jean x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful designing!!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia