Friday, 31 January 2020

Rudolph Days - January 2020

I came so close to missing entering January's Rudolph Days challenge over at ScrappyMo's. Am squeaking in at the last minute with this card I made yesterday afternoon:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- piece of white card, die cut using Lil'Inker's 'Stitched Rectangle' set of dies

- Memory Box 'Snowflake Marquee' die, to die cut the centre of the stitched panel

- snippet of gloriously glittery (non-shed) silver card just over slightly larger than the white panel, onto which I glued the die cut white panel with two edges (top and one side) the width I wanted the end result to be

- then trimmed the other two edges (bottom and the other side) to match. The reason I did this proved to be a right decision. I was unsure how much 'wiggling' I'd be able to do when gluing together plain card and a rougher glittered card - answer proved to be zero. So at least I had two edges exactly lined up as I wanted them to be and the additional trimming worked a treat

- at this point I'd intended to heat emboss a silver sentiment - but a little rummage turned up some small silver Merry Christmas peel offs so used those instead, mostly for speed

- then glued the whole panel onto the front of the card and left it at that - clean, and hopefully elegant

I bought this die long before Christmas but this is its first outing. You can also use the 'waste' pieces from the die cut to make a design, also with a gap for the sentiment. Most images of cards I've subsequently looked at on the internet seem to favour this - but I'm more than happy with this way of using the die by cutting into a panel of card and backing it with a contrast. Largely as at least the design is placed totally evenly and level! And our Darnell did the same with a similar card recently so if it's good enough for her then it's good enough for me :)

Given a little bit of time, this would be great for 'batch baking' a few cards all the same but let's be thankful I even managed to make the one!

On the subject of Lil'Inkers - sad to say that Laura is closing the business down. She's had a huge sale running, but stocks are so low it's probably too late to grab a bargain. Many thanks to a sweet friend who gave me the heads up though.






27 comments:

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the snowflake die.
Kath x

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful card, Di. I love the sparkle and shine.

Carole said...

Love this Di.....classy, sparkly and different! xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Spectacular and sparkly! I love it! Yes, I too was sad that Lil Inkers is closing.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Di, loving your beautiful card, it's so elegant and the sparkly snowflake is gorgeous.
Hope you are keeping well, Kate x

Liz said...

Stunning card Di, so elegant. I haven't come across that snowflake die before - one to add to my wish list I think! Glad to see you using a peel off sentiment. I used one on a recent Christmas card too and if enough of us keep using them, perhaps they will come back into fashion. :-D I probably have enough to open my own peel off shop! LOL! xx

Sarn said...

Lovely and schparkly! Great RD card.xxx

linda said...

oh, yes, it's very elegant, Di!! the silver sparkle and clean white design is a classic! i hope to join in soon, i just need better hands, more energy and more time in the day, if that's possible. :) Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at the Rudolph Days challenge!
Linda

Pat said...

This is what I would call lush Di with all that wonderful sparkle from the silver glitter card, and I love the MB snowflake die which looks great with the break across the middle for the sentiment, and love the stitched rectangle too. x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful sparkly card Di, I love the snowflake die.

Sue xx

Bunny said...

I love this card. That paper is glorious.

Sorry to hear that Lil Inkers is closing. It's the first I've heard. [Bunny]

scrappymo! said...

your card is stunning, Di. I love the die...it is fabulous. Great idea to use the peel off as that saves time and the silver goes so well with the silver glitter paper.

Was sad to hear another shop is closing. IT is tough for small business owners. They have the normal ups and downs of business to cope with and now have the added pressure of all the counterfeit products!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Greta said...

Oh wow--I absolutely love this card, Di! In fact, I've now added that die to my wishlist! Elegant at it's best!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what an elegant and absolutely gorgeous card Di - Love it
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

This is certainly elegant - great that you made it in time!

Sandra H said...

This is a gorgeous card Di and the Die is lovely too enjoy your weekend x

Lynne said...

A fabulous, elegant card, I love it x

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a stunning Christmas card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

MadeByMeghanK said...

Love your CAS design!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Sorry my comment is late.
Love this wonderful card and all the lovely glitz.
Such a fab design that snowflake with the sentiment in the middle.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a sparkley beauty this is, Di. I'm on the hunt for that particular die now, having seen what you did and envisioning other possibilities. TFS

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, it's so professional and elegant and the silver glittered cardstock looks amazing with white! Great design and such beautiful die!
Hugs and cuddles to Dudley!

Mary said...

What a very pretty card. I love the combination of white and silver. Th stitching on the panel adds the perfect touch...

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's stunning! xoxo

Linby said...

sparkly and CAS - it looks great.

Brenda said...

Wow Di, this is a beautiful and sparkly CASalious card! I love that die you used and I love the way you used it. Glad you squeaked in with this beauty! Hugs, Brenda

Suzanne H said...

I'm so behind in my blog reading. I love the sparkle on this card. I have a dear friend that this would be just perfect for. I'm going to save this post as an idea for her Christmas card. Thanks!