Friday, 26 February 2021

February Rudolph Day

It's time for the second Rudolph Day of the year.  My theme for Rudolph Day cards this year is 'Upcyled' and this card uses gold foil chocolate wrappers and the front off a notecard.

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was smaller than the front of the card blank and die cut JOY from the centre.  I rounded the corners of the panel and attached it to the card blank.  I flattened the chocolate wrappers and wiped the back to remove any chocolate crumbs and then crinkled them so they were slightly larger than each letter.  I used my brayer to flatten them before gluing them to a scrap of paper.  Once the glue had dried I die cut the letters and inlaid them into the card.  I removed a small topper from the front of the notecard and placed the fancy JOY die so I could incorporate some of the lovely gold spots on the bright green card.  I die cut the fancy JOY and attached it over the gold letters.

To make this card I used:
     5.75" x 4.25in white hammer card blank
     Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy' die
     Upcycled gold foil (Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers) and green watercolour card (from the front of a notecard)
     Snippet of white hammer card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use Some Gold
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - February Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

     Rudolph Day Challenge - February Challenge
     Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Tribute Challenge

Kath x


Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card Kath and I like your bit of 'Glitz......its a beautiful morning here fingers crossed Spring IS on its way


Valerija said...

Beautiful card.
Valerija xx

Linby said...

This is beautiful. I saved chocolate wrappers for a bit but never got a use for them. In the 1970s my Father made pictures using them by tracing a picture onto glass then painting the rest black and filling in behind with Quality Street wrappers.

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, my! I just love this beautiful holiday card! I'm so glad to read your instructions so I could understand the use of gold chocolate wrappers under your die. What a great excuse to eat chocolate!! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you come back soon.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and great way to use those pretty wrappers.

meg said...

A beautiful CAS card Kath

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Kath. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

Sue xx DT

Sarn said...

Top upcycling! Lovely RD card xxx

Pat said...

How clever of you to incorporate the gold Ferrero Rocher papers into the design and the green die cut 'joy' with the little bits of gold on the card coordinates beautifully Kath. A wonderful design. x

Carol S. said...

Now this is a great use of chocolate wrappers!! Also an excuse to eat more Kath!! Love the card design, a gorgeous finish. Hugs, Carol

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Lovely card.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Kath, a lovely die.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Darnell said...

Well, that's a new one, Kath! Brilliant upcycling! Now all I can think about is how many thousands of cards I could've made with all my pretty chockie wrappers over the years! Your card is CASlicious and beautiful! I hope you are keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

Rachelle Oltean said...

What a great CAS design! I love this one! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!
Rachelle DT : )

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas card and brilliant upcycling. xx

Whisper said...

Stunning CAS card and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days February Challenge, Luv Sam x

scrappymo! said...

Brilliant idea. I will never look at a candy bar wrapper again without thinking of this!
Your card looks great and thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.