Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rudolph Day, October 2018

I am back with a Nativity scene for this month's challenge. I like to use them on my Christmas cards, and this features Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem, so not the usual picture which makes it nice.
I made it using a very cheap set of dies from China that I bought from Amazon. I have often thought about using these but felt they were almost too cheap to be any good. I had to wait a while for them to arrive, but I can't fault their quality. I liked this set because it makes a small card. This one is A6 size, and I don't really like cards that are too big.
It made sense to cut more than one while I had my Bigshot out, so I made four base cards from some rather dull blue card. Then I went though my snippets boxes and found various offcuts in shade of grey, to cut the two rows of buildings, and some black card for the figures. I used a piece of packaging to cut four strips for the sandy road, and found four pieces of starry sky paper to cut the background. I found I preferred it with a narrow black border top and bottom, and I made and cut the sentiment on my Silhouette cameo from silver vinyl.
These were quick and easy to make so I shall probably make some more. but first i will link up with Rudolph day Challenge at Scraps of life by Scrappy Mo, and I will also take them over to Pixie's Snippets Playground, as it is a long time since I paid her a visit!