Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Rudolph Day

Hello there

Gosh 25th February has come round quick...or is it me?  It is time for the Rudolph Day gathering over at Scrappy Mo's place so here is my card to throw into the pile...

I took a Snippet of card and inked it up with Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot DIs and just swooshed the colours all over.  Once dried I inked up my lovely TH snowflake stamp with some Versamark ink and then embossed it with white WOW powder before heating it with my heat gun.  I cut the top edge with a Tonic die but unfortunately it didn't turn out quite as I planned so I trimmed it down (I did the first die too close to the edge...oops!) and actually liked the curved shape.  So I cut out the MB Snowflake that I currently have on loan from Kath - thank you again.Then back to the drawing board as the piece was a lot smaller than planned.

Cue a NBUS stamp that I bought in US as part of a set that came with a large Poinsettia.  It was a Stampenduous stamp set reduced to $2.  I could not leave it there now could I?  So I inked it up with Versamark and embossed it with silver ink.

On both the card base and the inked piece I used my little splodge stamp, Shaded Lilac on the base card and Silver embossing on the inked piece.  Some silver twine round the inked piece, a tag cut from a Snippet, VOS brad and a Noel cut with my Penny Black die and hey presto another card for the box.

Off to link this with Scrappy Mo and the Snippets Playground.  You have until Saturday to join in on the Rudolph Day...short month this month being February.

Thanks for calling by.

Hettie

16 comments:

Bonnie said...

Yep, that snowflake has got to move to the top of my list! Love that embossing too! What a deal!

Carol L said...

This is simply gorgeous! I won this beautiful die at the Playground, made a card with it and have yet to post the card?! I love the colors and wonderful sentiment tag! NJ!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! I nearly chose this die for the prize this month...but tucked it away for later in the year!

Love your pretty card. That background is beautiful and the silver stamped border with he silver twine is perfect!

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck!

Di said...

Super card Sam! I do so love that snowflake die too - very versatile as you've been showing!

Hugs

Di
xx

SARN said...

That's a stunner of a card Sam. Beautiful and such a lot of work gone into it too. LOVELY colour. You know my address don't you!!!! LOL xxx

Alison C said...

What a gorgeous card. The colours and patterns works so well together. Lovely.

Jean said...

I love this snowflake die too, and the beautiful card you have made with it. Lovely embossing and I like the little noel tag for embellishment.
Jean x

mamapez5 said...

I love that stamped silver border; very ornate and beautiful. The big Memory box die is great too. Altogether a beautiful card. Kate x

Kathleen said...

What a rubbish card....

Stunning, so much work and a very classy creation, love it.

Kath x

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this is absolutely stunningly gorgeous. The silver and purple is just out of this world. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Brenda said...

Wow Sam, this is a stunning card! I love that inked background. I wish I could just smoosh ink around and it come out looking like this! lol Gorgeous!!! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Oh my, I've got this die (a NBUS) and I've seen it used on solid c/s. But how stunning it looks on the beautifully created paper for this gorgeous card. Awesome. Love the cool colors and your glittering stamped snowflakes. TFS & Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

The is George Ess, dahling!! Really, Sam, wow, this must be dazzling in person! I just love the nontraditional shades of lavender you used!! Hugs, Darnell

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I feel exactly the same way, in fact sometimes I have to think twice as to the actual date ... hey, no cheeky comments about memory and age!!!!!
This is stunning. An incredibly beautiful card which has impact.
Wishes
Lynne

Greta said...

Wowzer--this is stunning, Hettie!

butterfly said...

Completely stunning - this is an absolute showstopper of a Christmas card - wow!
Alison xx