Monday, 25 May 2020

May Rudolph Day

It's time for another Rudolph Day and another of my embossed cards - this card used both wet and dry embossing.  I'm using a wreath stamp set that I bought ages ago and have never used - perfect for Darnell's NBUS challenge too.

I stamped the wreath in green ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used lilac pearlescent ink to stamp the extra small snowflakes.  I die cut the square and used my embossing mat to emboss a line around the square.  As I didn't have any lilac card for my matt layer I cut a piece of white card slightly larger than the embossed square and inked the edges with the lilac pearlescent ink.  I then layered the wreath panel onto the matt layer and attached it to the card.

To make this card I used:
     4" x 4" white matt card blank
     Clearly Besotted 'Happy Holidays' stamp set
     Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Squares Large' die
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Versafine Olympia Green ink and Brilliance Pearlescent Purple inks
     Stampendous clear embossing powder
     Snippets of white matt card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossing
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Wreathed in Christmas Smiles
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     NBUS - Challenge 14
     Rudolph Day - May challenge

Kath x


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful wreath Kath.

Sue xx

Dotty Jo said...

Such a sweet CAS card, I love it! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Pat said...

A beautiful snowflake wreath Kath and love the way you have interspersed with the lilac ones and added a ĺilac inked matted layer too. x

meg said...

love the stamps you used to make your wreath Kath

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful wreath design on your card.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I love your wonderful card and the super design.
A very unusual wreath design but such a lovely idea.
Not seen one of those before.
Great stamping and embossing.
Brilliant idea the matting is too.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card. Thge non traditional colours look great and I loved the idea of inking the mat to match!

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS Christmas card, Kath. I love your colour choice. xx

KandA said...

Suoer card and a lovely wreath xx

Mrs A. said...

That is a neat idea for creating a matching matt by inking using the coloured ink. Looks very effective. Hugs Mrs A.

Valerija said...

Very beautiful card. Love your wreath.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Kath, Lovely card. Sue

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Kath, the simplicity is really striking...and such lovely colour choices too!
Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge this time!

Robyn Oliver said...

A lovely CAS wreath card Kath, nice to see some non traditional colours and thanks for sharing with Christmas Kickstart, Robyn

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kath, so delicate.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love the simplicity of this so perfectly done

Darnell said...

What a wonderful trick for that mat layer, Kath! When I think of all the hours I've spent the last 20 years looking at colored card to try and find the perfect match to an ink ... slap! And you didn't make a single smear on that gorgeous white! It's a terrific and elegant Christmas card design! I hope you are keeping well and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty and delicate wreath on this lovely christmas card and i love how you matched the colour of the mat! Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda, DT

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous festive card and I love your pretty CAS design. This looks so stylish and contemporary!
Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas Challenge.

Rosmarie said...

Love the non traditional colors and the simplicity of the design! A very elegant Christmas card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT. Rosi x