Monday, 25 July 2016

July Rudolph Day


It's time for Rudolph Day over on Mo's blog where we get to show our Christmas cards and hopefully make a few so there is no rush nearer the seasonal time. I haven't been doing as many Christmas cards this year and so decided to pull out all the stops and make two. I also wanted to use this beautiful CRM inspired die which I had yet to use. I also realised that a die by a completely different company worked well on the corners.

I actually made a non Christmas card first which I will share later this week. It was then that a little plan hatched, how would the die cut in in metallic with glitter paste behind it look? The top card is that technique and for the other card I used some extra sparkly red glitter paper I have (which I had totally forgotten about!). I did wonder after wards whether the sparkle paste looked any better than the glitter paper for all the effort but in real life they do look very different.

The images and papers I had printed last year and they never got used. They are from MCS Festive Deco Follies.

I'm also going to enter the challenge on CD Sunday which is Fab and Feminine. 


21 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Linby,
what a very lovely designed card for the Rudolf Challenge.
I love the colour and the Art Deco image.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow Linby two fabulous cards and I love the gorgeous dies you've used (where did you get them and whos make are they?) I've not see any like these before.

Sue xx

Heidi Stamps said...

What beautiful cards! I love the pretty frames and the non-traditional images!

Jocelyn said...

Wow I love those. Such a great image, she is beautiful and I love that die. It works really well with the image. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous! I love those dies and they are perfect with the images and backing paper
Jane

MaryH said...

Two beauties. Love all the gold filigree with the shades of the Christmas red. What a lovely way to use the DP, and I love your idea of tucking the tiny spotlighted retro lady in the center of this larger circle. Adding the multicolored design motifs as embellies - another brilliant design idea. #2 card is equally lovely with the drama of the enlarged lady, and wouldn't you just love to wear this hat? (well, I couldn't carry it off, but it's a beautiful hat!). This circle die is gorgeous too! TFS & Have a great week.

Wynn Walton said...

Wonderful die cut and fabulous image.....what a beauty. Thank you for show casing your creation with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards here Linby and I especially like the first one with it's red and opulent gold. I love the Art Deco image and the way that the circular frame creates a Chrismas wreath around it. Sandra X

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Lynn lovely design.
Hugs Julie xxx

Margarets designer cards said...

I love these two cards, they are beautiful and what a lovely die,
Margaret
CD Sunday DT

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards! They have an Art Deco look, methinks!

I love those dies you used...fancy finding two different manufacturers dies that go so well together. I would have guessed they were from the same company and designed together...

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph days Challenge.

Carol L said...

These are both fantastic! I love those intricate dies - especially the corners - and the tag on the 2nd is a great embellishment!

Ellibelle said...

Great design on these cards! So pretty and loving the colors!

Pamela said...

Lovely cards Linby - the colours are great. You sound like me, print off loads of papers but don't use them LOL! I've learnt to write the CD their from on the back in pencil which is useful when you enter the CD Sunday challenge!
Thanks for joining in again.
Pamela
CD Sunday DT

Barb said...

Two very beautiful cards Linby. Barbxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Thanks for the info on the dies Linby. I'm off to take a look now.

Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Wow, two stunning cards and a very different take on the theme of Christmas.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Simply classy and stunning, Luv Sam x

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing both your beautiful creations with us at CD Sunday. The colours and dies are great and make such unusual Christmas ccards.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

meg said...

I love this CD the deco images are beautiful, teaming the image with these dies was inspired the cards really represent the period Meg CD Sunday DT

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Lynn, beautiful images and lovely colour combination.
Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
Pauline
x