Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Rudolph Days - June 2018

Yay, it's 'Rudolph Days Challenge' time once again, and it runs until the end of the month over at ScrappyMo's!

Things were conspiring against me when I realised that I hadn't made a Christmas card for my entry. Lagging a bit behind on my monthly totals, I whipped up four the same in double quick time but they're embarrassingly simple so I do feel a bit of a fraud.

I used:

- tall slim deep red slightly metallic card blank

- a topper from a load made by KanBan that I found in a box (years old!) whilst looking for something else, just glued in place. In real life the turquoise is a lovely shiny metallic finish

- the sentiment was a long repetitive strip on the sheet of toppers, so I just snipped it into sections, trimmed one edge and then also glued that in place

Even with such a simple card (how I started out on the card making journey many years ago) I did forget to do one thing! It doesn't show much in real life but the camera picks up every little detail - I would normally have run a matching marker around the edge of the topper and also the sentiment strip - just so the white 'core' of the card doesn't show. If you try this, make sure you use just normal markers (I use some very old Whispers pens) - Pro markers and such tend to bleed and might well ruin your topper!






24 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

I just love your card!! Fabulous unusual long shape and great topper!!
Thanks for the trick about the white "core" of the edges, I usually use my Promarkers and sometime they bleed and ruin my work as you said! :D
Hugs

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Maxine D said...

Simple maybe Di, but a delight to the eyes none the less!
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

These may be simple cards but very eye-catching nevertheless. Love that you have hints and tips as usual - it's all in the detail!

Sarn said...

I don't think you should feel fraudulent just because you made a simple card mate . . . it looks great and the recipient will love it. Let's face it, even if we do elaborate cards, if they're sent to a non-card-maker, they have no clue how long it took to make! I think you should feel proud of it (and the others you made in the batch).

Happy Wednesday.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This is a lovely shape for a change Di and the baubles are very pretty in those soft còlours. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's beautiful, Di! xoxo

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - sometimes the quickest cards are my favourites when I make them!
Kath x

Carole said...

Fab quick card Di...why do we feel guilty for using what we started out with? I have a stash too...it's just that things and we have developed I guess...! Dig out some more and add to your cards...I have 0 made...lol

Brenda said...

I don't think you should feel guilty Di, you have made some beautiful cards! It doesn't matter how long one takes to make a card or how quick we make them, all that matters is the beauty and message it conveys. And I think these 4 that you have made are a winner! I love those babbles. So pretty! I love the tall card base, we don't make enough of these I don't think. I love the color choices too! Hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

Oh, nice topper. How lovely you uncovered it. I also like the long and lean shape of the card, a nice switch from the normal rectangle.

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Di, super topper and love it's lovely colours.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Di, simple and quick are sometimes just whats needed.

Sue xx

Darnell said...

I had to chuckle over your feeling a bit of a fraud, Di! Wait til you see what I'm entering at Rudy's! Suffice to say you'll feel like you slaved a long time on your pretty card ... whose white edges we wouldn't have even noticed had you not said!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Not fraud--just a beautiful card, Di!

LesleyG said...

Looks good to me! Nothing wrong with quick and simple, happy RD xxx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunner hun and well done you for making a few of the them too, thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Joan said...

Simple but stunning! Love your card

Joan

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card...and four is fantastic! The toppers are such wonderful things. I have been using quite a few toppers lately and enjoy the easy of them. They are no stress and fairly quick...what could be better when time is rushed or hands are sore!
I like your tip about the ink swipe to the edges of the cut items to hide the white. I usually do it too, but every now and again I forget. Funny how the camera always reminds us. I had to smile when I read your post about that!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

PS See you soon!

MaryH said...

Lucky you to find such pretty VOS in your stash. It made up into such a pretty card with the graceful ornaments combined with the red frame. Brilliant design idea on the sentiment too. No one will notice you didn't swipe to cover the edge if you don't point it out. They will just think "What a beautiful card"! TFS & Hugs. (the camera shows a lot more than the eye sees!)

Fikreta said...

Your card is wonderful!
hugs

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card - love the tall slim shape. No one would notice the edges if you keep schtum! Hugs xxxxxx

mamapez5 said...

Such pretty baubles. Cards don't need to be complicated to be good. In fact I think some are too over loaded at times. So don't apologise for keeping it simple. I have had a house full of visitors with more to come, so I am playing catch-up today while I can. Kate xx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Di love the shape of it too! x