Friday, 27 May 2016

Rudolph Days - May 2016

Time for Rudolph Days over at ScrappyMo's - it runs until the end of the month remember!

I needed to play catch up with my Christmas card numbers so opted for ultra-CAS this month:
I used:

- 4.25" x 4.75" white card blank, tent style - made to measure around the red mat and topper :)

- a red mat just slightly smaller than the card front, cut from SU's 'Real Red' card stock, glued onto the card front

- I found the snowmen panel already embossed, languishing in a box of Christmas bits and bobs here. I know the embossing folder used was Crafts-Too's 'Snowmen' and it was just a case of trimming off the excess surround

- rootled around to find a suitable sentiment of a size to fit in between the embossed stars and also using a quite funky font. Success! I stamped 'Be jolly' using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from Paper Smooches 'Christmas Sampler' sentiments set

- then it was just a matter of gluing the embossed panel in place and resisting the urge to add any colour or sparkle to the snowmen lest I ruin it!

I found four of these ready-embossed snowmen panels, which was a stroke of luck, so I made four identical cards of course. I think I embossed the little chaps when on a Cuttlebug play day at Art of Crafts, years ago! I certainly don't have the embossing folder here so either took the opportunity to use the shop's own goodies which were out for us to play with, or subsequently gave the folder away.

I'd like to enter this card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes or Cute this week), and also Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for May (always Anything Goes).

Di
x

26 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

You stole my CAS-loving heart with this happy Cc, Di! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

Awwww...they are adorable snowmen. I save images and embossed bits that I make on craft days out.They sure come in handy when you are trying to decide on a card.

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your jolly snowmen Di, perfectly CAS. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely lovely! You were right not to add anything more - I think I'd have had to sit on my hands to stop myself, but right now it is CAS perfection. Thanks for joining in the May Rudolph Day challenge
Jane DT

SARN said...

Yep . . . CAS perfection indeed.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kath said...

A lovely CAS card - it's perfect without anything added to the snowmen.
Kath x

Barb said...

I love this Di. My friend has this folder and I borrowed it last year to batch make. Barbxx

Pat said...

A wonderful CAS Christmas card Di and those snowman and so cute and perfect just as they are. x

Sarah said...

Those snowmen are SO cute - I love the simplicity of this card xx

Linby said...

Brilliantly CAS - love it.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Really an ultraCAS! :D Beautiful embossed panel and great choice of the sentiment!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Absolute. Stunner. Wow! I love it, Di.
Hugs,
Em x

Alison C said...

Lovely jolly snowmen. Well done for catching up on your target AND using your stash.

Kathleen said...

What a lucky find, and it is a great EF, lovely card.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

super snowmen, lucky find, as is the funky sentiment xxx

MaryH said...

Oh this is just darling! I have a similar EF and you've just given me some good ideas to make up a batch of these cuties. The red mat just pops the crisp white of the embossing. Oh well DONE indeed. TFS & Have a great wkend.

Janice said...

What a lucky find Di, super CAS Christmas card!
Janice x

Brenda in IN said...

What fun to find something you have previously made and able to use for cards. This is a cute embossing folder and I love how you left it simple so the embossing showed off.

Sue - said...

Lovely cas card Di. I rather like that embossing folder, might have to do a bit of googling!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The snowmen stole my heart Di!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Joan said...

Super CAS, love those jolly snowmen

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, I love the embossing folder you've used.

Sue xx

Cara said...

Simply fabulous! Cara x

Suze said...

Very effective white on white card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for May.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the embossing!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Here I was impressed with your re-introducing the brass stencil and it turns out that is an embossing folder. Well, you can still have your moment in the sun because this is sun a fabby card. Umm.... maybe a moment in the sun with snowmen isn't such a good idea... just never mind me.