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5/25/2013

Rudolph Day

Hello again. Here's another card that's been hanging around for a while to get finished. Thought I'd pop over to see what's going on at Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Challenge. (I'm having the darndest time spelling Rudolph correctly...either leaving out the 'l' or putting in the wrong spot! <g>).

I stayed up way too late last night, then when I finally went to bed, just couldn't get my mind to settle down to sleep. It felt like one of the little hamsters in a cage...if you know what I mean!


This is another recycled Christmas 2012 card. All who know me, know that I'm nuts about cardinals. I diecut this image, but it was quite large. To get it to look 'right' I had to set it 'on point' (you quilters will know the term). I had diecut it, and used 2 different mats. Then I had the brilliant idea to use some gold duct tape (or is it ?duck tape?) over cardstock, emboss that. Well, it looked just fine. However it was Waaayyy too large to set on point. I trimmed off most of the gold tape edging, contemplated adding some red corners all round...just didn't look right to me. I whacked off the top corner, diecut a card shape, added a sentiment, and said "That's it". After I photo'd the card & saw it enlarged, of course I noticed the white part of the basecard on the  edge. Grrrrr. This one may just go into a pile that I'll call 'lessons learned the hardway'. I still like the image, yay, even if I'm unhappy with the final result.

Let's all jump over to Stamping for Pleasure and see all the entries for this month. I hear there are prizes too!  Cheers, and catch you later!

13 comments:

  1. Another beauty! Love the gorgeous cardinal and great way to recycle those Christmas cards!
    (Oh, in reply to your comment - 9 years (second marriage). That's awesome that y'all have your 50th coming up!!!!)
    Lynn

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  2. Hi Mary, the cardinal is such a beautiful bird and you show it off to it's best advantage with your lovely card - recycled again too - great job. Hugs, Anne x

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  3. What fabulous birds and how great for a Christmas Card, a change from robins (but I do like robins too)
    Fabulous shape of card.

    Kath x

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  4. A fabulous card, love the birds, look fabulous used as a Chrismas card, great shape card too.

    Kath x

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  5. Such a beautiful card Mary. Love how you have turned it on its head so to speak. Hugs Mrs a.

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  6. Hi Mary - lovely card and I love cardinals too. Ever since I saw them at the feeder I attached to my window at Wellesley, I have been enchanted by them and their gorgeous red plumage. Elizabeth xx

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  7. Lovely card Mary, I'll be ringing my sister (Maudieroff) tonight so I'll pass on your message to her :) Cathy x

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  8. Another great card Mary. They look as though they are popping off the card.Very impressive. TFS!

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  9. Wow Mary this card is just gorgeous!! I love those cardinals and textured they are! Again I so love how you took and recycle this card into a new one! You are so good at that! Hugs!

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  10. These cardinals are beautiful and I think the card turned out just fine! Sometimes we look too close at our own work!

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  11. Wow those Cardinals are gorgeous, what a great idea to recycle! Beautiful design, Shirleyx

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  12. Hi Mary, I'm playing catch up! Well done for persevering with the card, I think you got a good result!

    Thanks for joining in.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  13. Oh Mary...don't bin it...it is too lovely! Sometimes when I have that white edge showing thingy too, I just run a metallic pen or ink around the side edge of the white and then where the white is showing through on the top, I just colour carefully. If I use a pen I don't have to heat set but usually the ink needs set.

    I think it is a lovely card!

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