Sunday, 28 May 2017

A Sunday Snippet & Rudolph Day Card

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the weekend so far. We have, for the most part, been enjoying the hot, sunny weather, though today is cooler and overcast. A temporary condition I hope.

As you can imagine, this has meant very little time for crafting, and therefore blogging about it, but I do have a card to share today.
It's made from several snippets, one of which is admittedly quite a sizeable scrap of card, and is Christmas themed so perfect for both Di's Snippet Challenge over on Pixie's Crafty Workshop and ScrappyMo's Rudolph Day Challenge on Scraps of Life by ScrappyMo!

How the card was made:

  • I cut a card base from a sheet of American Crafts card in blue. This was easy because all I did was cut a 12" x 12" sheet in half and fold it. Hey presto! One card blank. 
  • The snowflake topper was cut using one of the Chinese dies bought from eBay and that scrap of white pearlised cardstock from Papermilldirect.  
  • Next, I adhered the die-cut to the base front using liquid glue dotted behind parts of the design that were more solid - a fiddly job but worth the effort.
  • The Let It Snow! greeting (Docrafts Penelope & Percy Christmas Greetings stamp set) was made by stamping a snippet of the same pearlised cardstock using a Memento ink pad in Danube Blue. 
  • I then matted the greeting on to another piece of the American Crafts cardstock and adhered it to the card front using sticky pads to add dimension.
  • Finally, Papermania Aqua Dew Drops provide the finishing touch to all four corners of the card front. 

The snowflake die makes a lovely addition to a card but I did find that once cut this particular cardstock, which is quite heavy at 300gsm, wasn't easy to remove from the die. I should have prepared the die by wiping a tumble drier sheet over it - that might have helped.

That's it for now.  I hope you've had a lovely Sunday.


scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! That background di is so lovely and looks great against the blue background. I am glad you showed this die as I have been eying it up on ebay and Alia and was still undecided. I have not bought ony of them yet but am sure tempted now!
Beautiful card, Elizabeth.

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Pat said...

What a gorgeous snowflake card front die which gives a really beautiful base for your sentiment plate prettily inked in blue. This is a great card Elizabeth. Thank you for joining in with the May Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

beautiful card :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a really brilliant card and such a super design also.
Love the colours used and that die is really super.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Di said...

Stunning card Elizabeth! Love the blue and white and that snowflake die is utterly fabulous! My trick for dies like that is to add a piece of waxed baking parchment in between the die and the card you're cutting. That way the die falls out of the die really easily and you then just need to peel off the waxed paper from the front of the die cut.

It's Reynolds 'Cut Rite' wax paper on a roll BTW. Joanna Sheen stocks it at a very good price here:

Free postage if you buy £9 worth of stuff from JS, I usually add in a black stamp pad or similar as I know I'll always use those! :)


Di xx

Darnell said...

Great snippets card for Rudolph, Elizabeth! You can never go wrong with a snowy design for a Christmas card!! Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Love the snowflake die and your lovely blue background, great use of snippets too.

Kath x

Tina Z. said...

beautiful card and a beautiful die!
hugs xx

Aquarius said...

A super Christmas card and I love the snowflake die. I have a card-sized die of a different design and getting the card out of the die was a bit of a nightmare - such thin pieces but as you say worth the effort for the effect.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty..I love snowflake cards..
Wondered who made that die?

Whisper said...

Stunning & classy, thanks for joining in Mays Rudolph Days Challenge, luv Sam x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Elizabeth, I can understand that the lovely cut out took some time to remove from the intricate die.

Love and hugs

Megan J said...

Hi Elizabeth, a super card and it shows just how big some of those dies from China are, love the blue and white colour combo and it makes for a perfect wintry Christmas card, thank you for playing in Snippets Playground this fortnight, good luck in the draw... have a wonderful week... Megan GD

Claire said...

Oooh blue goes so well with snowflakes and you've created a lovely wintery feeling card... that die is rather nice too x