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:

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Lovely great use of different techniques

Mum home tonight glad to say.

Crafty hugs x

Swissie said...

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)

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

rachel said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Angela Radford said...

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

Carol L said...

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!

scrappymo! said...

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

Lisa Andersson said...

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

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Erika said...

What a lovely colourful distressed background on this card Barb.

Hugs Erika. x

Jane Willis said...

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

Di said...

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

sally said...

What a great card!

Sally

Diane said...

Oh the background color is fabulous Barb against the tree.

Hugs Diane

Jenny L said...

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.

MaryH said...

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

KandA said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great Rudolph card! That's a fun background.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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

meg said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

Linby said...

Great background and the music looks fab.

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful card, Barb! Love your design!

Dana & Glen said...

Wow Barb! Gorgeous!

Beverley Lowe said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Sue xx

Alison C said...

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

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

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

Berina RGA said...

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