Thursday, 25 August 2011

Rudolph Day, SSS and Houses

Hello there Peeps!

Hurrah!!  I have finally started to make my Christmas 2011 cards.  Woo Hoo!! 

My lovely Blogging Friend Sandra said on her Blog that today was Rudolph Day so I thought I had better join in especially as it is only 4 months to Christmas!!  Yikes!!

Here is my first card which is a 5x7 white card with layers of black and silver printed paper, silver card, plain black card, chipboard and an old book.

I firstly made Rudolph using some chipboard covered with an old book then cut using a Tim Holtz die.  I then inked around the edges and painted his eye with Ranger enamel.

I cut the row of houses out using mountboard with another Tim Holtz die and then embossed with black embossing powder for three layers then a schparkly powder for the top layer.
The background paper is so ancient I cannot remember what make it is and I stamped some Tim Holtz snowflakes on there using clear ink and embossed with schparkly embossing powders.

I cut a small piece of Papermania vellum and tore the edges and inked the edges with Black Soot. 

Next I stamped the "Dashing" stamp with clear ink onto watercolour paper and used silver embossing powder to emboss the image. 

I double layered the image and then adhered all the elements to the card, using extra strong tape and foam pads, having edged everything with either Black Soot DI or Vintage Photo DI.

I had planned to put ribbon down the side but in the end I decided that it went too far as I had put alot of detailed elements onto the card.

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Travel as well as Hels' Sunday Stampers - House.

Hope you like it and please don't whinge because it is Christmas.  We have to start at some point and as I work full-time it is always better to start early!!

Please do not forget to leave me a comment as I lurve comments!



karen said...

Wow, good for you for starting your Xmas cards! And you have started off with a fabulous one too! Such great details on this card, I love the houses with their 3 layers of embossing and the "schparkly" layer on top!
xoxo Karen

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Woot woot . . . thanks for joining me in making a "Rudolph Day" card Sam!

. . . and what a cracker it is too! (ha! no pun intended!)

3 Little eggies a day now eh? They are good girlies. My chooks are all over the place with their eggs at the mo which I think is due to them malting! My garden looks like I've had a pillow fight in it!!!

Hugs, Sandra xxx

Gerri Herbst said...

Love yr card! I am in the midst of Halloween cards, but must get back to xmas. Your card iss an inspiration.take care, gerri

ellen vargo said...

Beautiful card, Hettie! Love those houses at the bottom, and the reindeer is so adorable. Thanks for sharing your art with us on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Ellen :)