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.


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

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

  3. 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

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

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

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

    xx coops xx

  7. 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

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

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

    Hugs, Di xx


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