Hooray, Mo and family are hopefully all well once more and this month's Rudolph Days Challenge has gone ahead. You have from today, 25th, to the end of the month to enter.
Here's my offering:
- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank
- a sheet of paper from the Crafters Companion 'Watercolour Christmas' paper pad, trimmed by one eighth of an inch on all sides then glued onto the card front
- a 'topper' from the back of the same paper pad, die cut using a square stitched die from 'The Works'
- backed the 'topper' with a piece of Tonic Studios 'Red Velvet' pearlescent card - just a smidgeon bigger than the topper itself
- then backed that with a square of thin craft foam and glued it onto the card front
As the pack has two of each prettily patterned papers I made two card the same of course. Still sticking to my resolution not to break my back making scores of Christmas cards this year though.
The card is, needless to say, more richly coloured in real life.
Harrumph, although this paper pad is great for making super fast Christmas cards, it's NOT the paper pad I actually ordered from Amazon. Looks like Crafters Companion have stuck the wrong label onto the back of the pad - the label IS for the one I wanted, just on the wrong pad. I opted to keep it as some of the papers are lovely plus didn't want the hassle of returning it - but the jury is out as to whether I'll use many of the shaped animal and snowmen 'toppers' in the back of the pad. Basically they're not sized properly to go onto some of the scenic papers, very poor design work IMHO. Who designs a hat to add to a snowman, which would cover half his face for instance - weird. Having hunted all over the internet, I think the original 6 x 6 pad I was after (Glittering Snowflakes) is now discontinued anyhow.
Ah well, another lesson learned. ☺