Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, March 25, 2018

March Rudolph Day Challenge

As Scrappy Mo said, the 25th of each month soon comes around. This time I am showing a card I made with another Stampendous stamp bought at the end of last year, but not used. (I showed a snowman card made from another of these stamps a week ago).
This time I am using a lovely image of a candle.
I stamped it onto cream paper and coloured it with copic markers. Then I fussy cut around the scroll and distressed the edges. I looked through my Christmas papers and found a pad called A Merry Little Christmas by thecraftblog. I chose a page with a  cream background and holly on it, and the holly was glossy and slightly sparkly.
I cut it to fit a 13.5 square, cream pre-cut and folded card, and just put it all together. As a finishing touch I added a small drop of yellow glitter glue to the centre of my poinsettia and to the candle flame.
This was an easy and effective card, so I made a second one the same.

I also used the last of my trio of Stampendous stamps,to make two cards the same, with this image.
The main oval image is hand-cut, and I don't think it needs any further explanation. So together with the two snowman cards, I have six more to add to my collection.
I am linking these up with The March Rudolph Day Challenge: Anything Christmas.


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate and I especially like the first one. The image works perfectly with the background paper. A lovely traditional image too. Thank you for your kind comment and for letting me know that I'd put the wrong link on. I've asked Mo to change it. Happy Rudolph Day, Sandra x

Daffodil Cards said...

Both are gorgeous traditional cards, I love the images and the designs, you are doing so well with your Christmas makes.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, gorgeous images, papers and lovely designs.

Kath x

Barb said...

Two very beautiful cards Kate. I particularly like the image on the first card. Barbxx

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards, Kate. That first stamp is very similar in looks to a stamp I have by another manufacturer. You did a lovely job making it look distressed and aged!
I nearly made it for Rudolph Days but got sidetracked making two cards for Darnell and Loll's new CAS Christmas challenge and posted them the day before!

But I will get mine stamped off over thenext few days and perhaps use them for April D Days instead!

Your second card is so pretty. That is a lovely image of that young lady.

LesleyG said...

Lovely traditional cards, particularly like the scroll edge, the snowman is cute too. How clever doing that photo editing of the church, very effective! Happy RD xxx

Maxine D said...

Lovely cards Kate - I do love the candle image and sentiment in particular

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW these are amazing to look at. Love the vintage style so pretty
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Jean said...

Two more lovely cards Kate,The candle one is my favourite, I love the colours and stamp you used.
Jean x

Sally H said...

two stunning cards, Kate. I love them both! Happy Rudolf day x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what super cards with a lovely vintage feel to them.
I admire your fussy cutting it's excellent.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.