Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, June 25, 2018

Rudolph day, June 2018

Here we are at Rudolph day again (25th of each month). I have not posted anything since the May challenge. I have made needed birthday cards, but have been too busy to write about them.

But with my new kitchen now finished and the house back to normal, and our first visitors of the season gone, I thought I had better get myself back in gear. We took our son and his partner to the airport yesterday morning, so in the afternoon I thought about a quick and easy card I could make for today's challenge.

I settled on a bought printable file from craftsuprint. It provided a complete card front with decoupage flower elements and layers of the main image to make a pyrimage. I am not a huge fan of pyrimage and I try not to make my cards too dimensional for international posting, so I decided to use just the main card front and printed it directly onto heavy duty card.
There was a corner element of holly sprays and Christmas roses which I didn't care for either, so I used some Joanna Sheen Signature dies to cut two sizes of poinsettias and some holly. I used copic markers to add pale green and yellow to the flowers, and covered the printed corner with my own. Then I used stickles glitter glue to add some sparkle to the flower centres and the ribbon printed down the spine of the card. A few drops of red perfect pearls added some berries to the holly.
My flowers partly covered the very small greetings banner at the base of the image so I glued a new one over it, from a packet a friend gave me years ago. There were hundreds of them in there, and I forget to use them.
And that's it for this month. I made two identical cards, but I need to make a lot more to catch up with my monthly target. (And I started the year so well!).
Scrappy Mo has not posted the challenge yet so I will call back later and link up  to her when she has.(Now linked).


scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card, Kate. I love the whole thing but especially that wonderful swirly cut border down the left side of the card beside your image. I loved reading about how you altered the parts you did not like by adding your own elements over the top!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

PS If you ever want something that you see on my blog, as long as it is still available in my local stores, I would pick it up for you and mail it over. I have quite a few of those Find It Media Dies. They carry them at a store just 5 monutes from my house. That store often has a 25 or 30% off one item sale so I pick up most of my new things that way. Every three months or so they will have 30 or even 40% off a manufacturer!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Kate, I love the music in the background.

Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely traditional card with some gorgeous dies too.

Kath x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and really represents the true meaning of Christmas so well too.

scrappymo! said...

This is a great vintage card and that swirly border running vertically down the left side of the image, is so beautiful here.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

The Find It media dies are from Holland and they are available online. I get them at a paper craft shop 5 minutes from my house and they always have some sort of a coupon each week. This week it is 40% off a line so I may just spend mine on Find it media. If you want one drop me a line and I will pick one up for you. The cheapest way to mail it would be to drop it in the mail to Jean when I am in England next week! Or post it to you in Spain. Let me know...

Maxine D said...

A beautiful card Kate - I love how you are so clever with you computer and create such stunning hybrid cards!

LesleyG said...

beautiful traditional card, congrats on your new kitchen, life gets in the way of crafting, but you made it, and happy RD xxx

Whisper said...

WOW what a stunning traditional card and so much detail too, thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kate, yes I know the problem of making cards but nt having time to post!! Love your card, and I don’t like those pyramid cards or any such styles, lord bless, dear Kate, Shaz in Oz.x