Saturday, 25 July 2020

July Rudolph Day

I was fortunate to win a prize in the Card Chain Challenge Blog Hop and won a gift voucher from Funky Fossil Designs.  One of the items I chose was a lovely stamp set 'Joy' which I've used to make this month's Rudolph Day card, using both dry and wet embossing. 

I used the largest die to emboss a stitched circle in the centre of the card blank.  I placed the card in my MISTI as I wanted to ensure I could stamp the image a couple of times because my ink pad is getting a little dry.  After stamping the image I embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I coloured the pine cones, berries and letters with coloured pencils and then used a fine paint brush and a little water to blend and deepen the colour.  To finish I added a Wink of Stella to the small dots around the wreath.

To make this card I used:
     5" x 5" white matt card blank
     Funky Fossil Designs 'Joy' stamps
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' die
     Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
     Stampendous clear embossing powder
     Kars tan embossing mat
     Faber-Castell colour grip pencils

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Cards - Maximum White Space
     ABC Christmas Challenge - No for No Fuss
     Less is More - One Layer - Christmas in July
     Rudolph Day - July Challenge
     Winter Wonderland - Hip to be Square

Kath x


meg said...

Beautiful stamp and stunning card love the embossed circle

scrappymo! said...

I too love the embossed circles. It looks great here. That is a wonderful stamped image and you have coloured it up so nicely.

Thanks for taking part in the July Ruduolph Days Challenge.

Dotty Jo said...

This is so pretty, Kath, Jo x

Linby said...

A great design, beautifully CAS.

Stamps and Paper said...

Congratulations on your win your CAS card its so classy


Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I love your wonderful card and the very fab design.
Great idea the embossed circle is I will have to remember that one.
Fab colouring in of the stamped foilage too.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your wonderful wreath design on this card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really lovely cas card

Pat said...

Wreaths are one of my favourite looks at the moment Kath and love the heat embossing and colours and also the dry embossed stitched circle around it which is just perfect! x

Carol S. said...

A gorgeous card Kath and the stamp is lovely. Great design. Big hugs, Carol

Sue said...

Kath, That's a nice card. Sue

Lisa xx said...

Simple and stylish xx

Craft-E-Place said...

This is beautiful and elegant. A great idea to emboss the circle onto the card fronts technique I always seem to forget about! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at “Less is More”

linda said...

The embossed circle is so pretty and I love how everything just perfectly fits! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely holiday creation with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Linda, DT

Michelle W said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossed circle! Thanks for joining us at Less is More.

Jane said...

Great use of the Funky Fossil stamp set, awesome card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Kath, I love the embossed detail around the wreath.

Sue xx

Nancy said...

I love how clean and simple this card is... Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Dorte said...

Such a wonderful CAS Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
Dorte x

ÅsaJ said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas CAS card! Love the wreath! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa