Wednesday, 31 July 2019

July Rudolph Day

My first post today is a Christmas tree card for this month's Rudolph Day.  I was about to publish my post when I saw that the Christmas Kickstart Challenge is Twofer 'Christmas Tree' Challenge so I got my tree stamp out again and made a second card.

On the first card the tree was paper pieced with my last tiny snippets of 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper.  This paper had been a cover gift with a magazine ages ago and I've loved using the papers - sadly I've been unable to find it for sale anywhere.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Woodware 'Tipsy Tree' stamps
     Lawn Fawn 'Outside In Stitched Square Stackables' die
     Brown Promarker
     Snippets of white matt and red textured card, Wild Rose Studio 'Annabelle's Christmas' paper
I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Twofer Christmas Tree'    
     Pixie's Snippets Playground 'Challenge 357'
     Rudolph Day - July challenge

For my second card I heat embossed the tree onto kraft card, set it in a thin cream frame and coloured the tree with a white pencil.  To finish I applied several layers of a Wink of Stella to the tree (which sadly doesn't really show in the photograph).

To make this card I used:
     A2 tent fold kraft card blank
     Woodware 'Tipsy Tree' stamp
     My Favourite Things 'A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics' dies
     Versamark ink pad
     Stampendous White Opaque embossing powder
     Bruynzeel Sakura white pencil
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge 'Twofer Christmas Tree'
     Jingle Belles Challenge 'Photo Inspiration' (I have used the tree, rustic cardstock and sparkle as my inspiration)
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes'

Kath x


Sue said...

Hi Kath, Fab cards. I love the wonky tree.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fun stamp, love both treatments

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what very lovely cards and that tree stamp is very unusaul.
Both cards are excellent and so dofferent with the diffeerent colour choices.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Jo said...

Two fab makes Kath, especially love the kraft one x

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, that was quick, Kath! Two fabulous cards - love both ways of using the stamp, thanks so much for joining us at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

I Card Everyone said...

Kath, I've seen many a pine looking just like this one during our Winter storms in Michigan... of course they were outside!! lol
LOve your paper pieced one [hope you find that paper one day!] and the kraft is so wonderful, too! You've really worked magic with that white pencil!
=] Michele

scrappymo! said...

Oh Kath, both cards are striking to view. That is a great Christmas tree image and your first card with the paper piecing is so sweet.

At first glance, I thought the second card was stamped on vellum. Then a read your post about white embossed and then coloured. It looks great!

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fabulous cards Kath, both are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month and good luck in the draw.

Sue xx

lauren bergold said...

such a pretty CAS card and a very fun interpretation of our inspiration photo fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Pat said...

Two fabulous tree cards Kath, and love the snippets of Christmas paper on the firs which are so pretty, and the white pencil over kraft card on the second which is very striking. x

SmilynStef said...

love both versions of your wonky little tree ... so glad you shared your inspired design with us at Jingle Belles.

meg said...

fabulous stamp Kath, love both versions a great idea to paper piece it on
the first

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Kath! I found your paper pack HERE

Swincraft who are selling it are decent sellers too, have used them in the past. Like you, I adore this pack and also have the toppers to match. In fact, I loved the freebie so much that I went right out and bought another pack but that was a few years ago now and they're partly decimated!


Di xx

Helen said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Darnell said...

Well done, Kath, being right off the mark for the Kickstart challenge! Thank you for playing with your brilliant tree Twofers! I love that clever paper-pieced design against all that white with the brown matting! I'm not sure I would have thought to use pp like that, so thank you for the inspiration! (I did a quick search for more paper for you and will include links below.) I also love your kraft version with the white pencil and lovely white frame around! The white pencil and white heat-embossing gives the look of being cut from vellum! Hugs, Darnell

These two show in stock: The Craft Corner:

and Amazon UK: