Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Rudolph Day Challenge - August 2019 - Using Leftover Scraps

Hello Everyone,

I've been so busy making scrapbook pages for the MTS summer challenge that I almost missed Maureen's Rudolph Day Challenge for August. And I don't like to miss it - it's the best excuse to add to my little, but growing, pile of Christmas cards - so today had me delving into the box of scraps, leftovers and snippets and this is the card I made.
Not the best photo but I hope you can see that the sentiment is embossed in gold powder.
Here's a close-up which is a lot clearer. The stamp set is made up of the large 'It's Christmastime' with several smaller stamps that can be combined to create a variety of greetings - all very usable.
These scraps have been around for a year or two. I can't remember how I got the mottled finished on the red scrap. It looks as though I might have splattered it with a bleach/water solution to get that effect.
The painty scraps, die-cut to make the poinsettias, are the trimmings from a larger mixed media piece that was used for another card at some time.

I used:
Crafter's Companion 'It's Christmastime' stamp set
VersaMark ink pad
Red and Gold embossing powders
Spellbinders Poinsettia die set
Gold adhesive pearls

I'm also submitting this card to Hazel's CHNC challenge 452

Have a great Tuesday evening.


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning card Elizabeth, beautifully coloured and designed, I love the poinsettias and the gold embossed sentiment, Kate x x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card Elizabeth, it’s amazing how stunning such scraps turn into such a beautiful card in skilled hands, great work!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Kathleen great use of snippets too and the poinsettias are a great touch l have just dug mine out to add to my cards and your right taking part in the challenge does add to your Christmas cards my way of thinking too enjoy your day xx

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Elizabeth! Your beautiful painty off-cuts were very well used and I love the effect! Happy Rudolf Day

mamapez5 said...

It's good to use up some scraps and I think the poinsettias look great. Out here in Spain we get a lot at Christmas in just this sort of colour mix. Kate x

Whisper said...

Oooo I'm loving how you have used your scraps to make such a super card and thanks for joining us at Augusts Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card.

Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, Elizabeth. I love that handmade paper you used to die cut the poinsettias! It is gorgeous. I must try this bleach idea.

Your card is stunning and a great way to use up snippets.

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

sweet art designs said...

Stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT