Monday, 25 January 2016

Rudolph Day Challenge

It's hard to believe it's nearly the end of January already.

So - it's time for the first Rudolph Day challenge of the year on Maureen's  Scraps of Life blog.

First I would like to give a very warm welcome to my new follower Swissie.   I do hope you will pop in to see her lovely work.

To make my card I wiped various colours of distress ink on different parts of my craft mat then sprayed with water.  I wiped pieces of white card over  different areas of the mat so that I had a variety of coloured pieces then dried them with my heat gun.  They were cut into pieces to be used for batch making Christmas cards.

I stamped onto the backgrounds using brown ink using a Hero Arts cling stamp then stamped randomly round the edge of each piece with a Versamark ink pad.  I sprinkled on gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I stuck on the trees which were die cut from scraps of white card with a Marianne die then coloured the star with a gold Krylon pen and added some gold twine at the bottom.

The sentiments were all stamped onto strips of the coloured card and I used a versamark pen to gold emboss the edges of each strip.

I would also like to enter this card in the  Pixie's Snippets Playground  Week 213




31 comments:

  1. Lovely great use of different techniques

    Mum home tonight glad to say.

    Crafty hugs x

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  2. Thank you for the warm welcome!
    And thank you for teaching how to make such a wonderful card. Your ideas are just great!
    Hugs, Swissie (Liv)

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  3. Totally gorgeous background and the white tree looks just perfect, fabulous creation.

    Kath x

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  4. gorgeous Barb - I adore the background - fabulous! Hugs Rachel x

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  5. Wonderful card for Rudolph Day! Love the non-traditional colours and gorgeous tree die-cut!

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  6. Great card Barb and thanks for the visit to mine too.
    Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  7. What a great way to make background papers and they sure do look nice with that white tree! I may have to try that technique!

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  8. Loving that gorgeous background! This is a lovely card...
    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  9. The background is so gorgeous! And you have started with your Christmas cards already...I´m so behind :)
    Hugs

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  10. LOVING your inky technique overlaid with the fab tree die cut.
    HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. A beautiful watercolour background Barb, love the colours, another great card for your Christmas stash.
    Lorraine

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  12. What a lovely colourful distressed background on this card Barb.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  13. Beautiful. So many lovely techniques going on. And I'm really looking forward to seeing how you use the rest of the background you made
    Jane

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  14. Wonderful Christmas card Barb - lots of lovely ideas as there for me to try out. The touch of gold embossing is a fabulous finishing touch!

    Sitting here gawping at THE most beautiful parchment craft card - it's stunning! Email on the way ASAP - but had to say right away how much I love it :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  15. Oh the background color is fabulous Barb against the tree.

    Hugs Diane

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  16. Hi Barb,
    what a brilliant Rudolf, and snippets card.
    Love your fab design of this, and the colours look amazing.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. Barb, this tree is fabulous, but I must say, that the background really grabs my eye. Love the way you've used the music, and the hot colors to make the background. It really shows off the tree shape great! On the Precision plate, it is definitely worth the money, if you have intricate dies. I learned to not use it with the open dies though (like the circles, etc.) It was so handy when I first got mine, I thought "Well, I'll just leave it and cut everything with it." It has a tendency to do a slight warping of the open dies...but I was able to rebend the dies back to shape. Then I saw where you are supposed to just use it with the intricate or more solid die shapes! But it's well worth the price. TFS & Hugs

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  18. What a fabulous design for christmas cards. Love the background colours xx

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  19. Great Rudolph card! That's a fun background.

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  20. Hi Barb....Lovely card...What a great background....love all the colours together....Joolsx

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  21. You have inspired me to try this technique again Barb, the background is stunning great Christmas card.

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  22. Hi Barb, oh I think this is gorgeous, love the colours and design, I always love a musical score as a background, super tree die too, Kate x

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  23. Great background and the music looks fab.

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  24. Unique & beautiful card, Barb! Love your design!

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  25. Hi Barb! Love this card - the background is beautiful. I have a giveaway over on my blog if you want to pop over.
    Hugs,
    Bev xx

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  26. A fantastic card. I love the background and the die you've used on it.

    Sue xx

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  27. Very lovely inky bacground which is perfect with just the simple tree on it.

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  28. Great colours and stamping and the tree die brings it all together. A lovely card x

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  29. Beautiful card!! Love that tree die cut!! Looks awesome!! Thanks you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT

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