Sunday, 25 August 2013

Rudolph Day Card in Purple and Green

Evening Everyone,

I said I'd be back with a card for Rudolph Day ...

... and here it is. This is one for Sarn's Rudolph Day challenge for August ... with only 3 more Rudolph Days to go to Christmas, and nowhere near enough cards made, this is one challenge I cannot afford to miss.

I know it's a pretty unusual colour combination for Christmas, and I don't really know why I chose to team the ivy stamped topper with the purple card but I think it works, especially with the lovely 'tartan' ribbon I found in my collection.

Not much to it really, just quick and simple - the only thing that took any time was colouring in the ivy with an olive green Promarker. This is a digital stamp from The Scrapbook Sisters Digital Stamps - bought and printed out way back in July 2011 and only now being coloured ... shameful! I was able, by using MS Publisher, to create a frame with the ivy corner, leaving an area in the centre for the greeting stamp - from the much used Magical Christmas Stamp Set by Anita's. Crystal Stickles has been added to the stars around the greeting, shame it hasn't shown up in the photo. I did try taking the shot from various angles and still no twinkle :(

The topper is matted on to purple card which has a textured pattern to it ... bought from Create & Craft a couple of years ago too ... more of the forgotten and neglected stash!!!

The ribbon wasn't forgotten though, I was just waiting for just the right project to adorn ... read that it's so pretty I couldn't bear to parted with it :)
Inside and on the back I've stamped a spray of ivy, in Archival Jet Black,  using one of the very first stamps I ever bought, in 1996 - a wood mount by Petaluma ... it cost $5.99 (£3.85).

That's my crafting done for the day. I wonder what tomorrow will bring ... I haven't decided yet :)

I'm off to catch the new drama beginning at 9pm, What Remains. If the trailer is anything to go by it should be intriguing.

Whatever you are doing this evening I hope it's enjoyable.


mamapez5 said...

very nice Elizabeth. An elegant and sophisticated card. Kate x

Marie-Louise said...

Such a lovely card Elizabeth. I think the colours are gorgeous.

MaryH said...

As always, a beautiful card from you! I'm enjoying seeing the non-traditional colors used lately, and am trying to get myself to sliding out of my traditional rut. I think your tartan ribbon amped up the Christmas feel, and now that I think of it, purple & gold are regal Christmas colors too! Love this card, and hope all the green bruising is just about a memory! TFS - Hugs

Carol L said...

Purple & Green is my favorite color combo, so I'm really liking this card! I love the matching ribbon accents!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, sometimes it's good to use different colours :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous eizabeth.i love the ivy and stunning design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Afternoon Elizabeth. WOW - what a great colour combo and I love the touch of tartan too.

Thank you for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Elizabeth your card is stunning lovely colour combo and the beautiful tartan ribbon layout is also stunning xx

Di said...

Love the elegance of this card Elizabeth - and can fully understand why you hung onto that gorgeous ribbon for a while :)

Hugs, Di xx

fun stamping said...

Beautiful - love the purple!