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6/26/2015

Christmas Birdhouse for Rudolph Day June 2015

Good evening, and thanks for coming by. We are currently having a little rain & thunder storm, and so hoping it will cool off our temperatures of the past 2 weeks. Our area is under a thunderstorm alert just now, but so far, we've only had some rumbles & rain.

June 2015's Rudolph Day opened yesterday, and here is the card I'm going to submit. The image has been colored for a few days, just had to decide on papers. Here we go:


- Wild Rose clear image stamped with Tudexo Black, so that it could be colored with Copics - also used Copic X-Press paper.  Once colored, it was die cut with the S/B Gold Label 4.  Although the photo doesn't show well, there is a light blue background with silver snowflakes falling. This one was very easy to color.

- DP from 6x6 packs - VOS. Used an Avery Elle double stitch die to cut the curved border. Added some double side tape over the join, with the idea of adding some Ritz Red micro glitter. After seeing the results, I wish I had just left the stitchy edges showing. The tape did not curve well, and even though it was burnished, the glitter sheen just didn't gleam as nicely as it should have. Also the tape is rather old, so don't know if that contributed to the lack of sheen.

- Elizabeth Craft die sentiment, cut from 2 white snippets. Colored both layers, glued, then applied clear WoS over the surface. Other than the tape & glitter disappointment, an easy card.

Be sure to check out all the inspiration cards that are already linked over at June's Rudolph Day Challenge, which is open until the end of the month. There's a nice stamp set as the prize this month.

Have a super weekend, and come again when you can. Big hugs.

39 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Mary, that is a gorgeous stamp! And beautifully coloured too! Wonderful choice of papers and I like your die-cut sentiment! Wonderful Rudolph Day card!

Diane said...

Just gorgeous Mary, what pretty papers and image. It is so hot here I am longing for cooler days.

Hugs Diane

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! I love the image!! You colored it beautifully!! Fabulous papers, too!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol said...

Fabulous Rudolph Day card Mary...what a wonderful image. Our temperatures have warmed up somewhat but it's still showery here although the forecast for next week looks set for summer, just in time for my holidays! Carol x
PS I've recovered from the ironing and I'm not planning any more for a while!

aussie aNNie said...

Mary this is just stunning. I would never have thought to use those papers together but how this turned out is amazing...love the Christmas bird house.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Carol L said...

I really like the diagonal angle with the 2 different papers, and that birdhouse it really colored beautifully! I hope you're getting a break from the heat! We're bracing for a full day of rain tomorrow! Whatever the weather, have a great weekend!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is lovely Mary. Love the background, which just is is the perfect back drop for the beautiful image! All over sweetness!

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! Mary, what a brilliant image making a stunning card
love it. The image is beautifully coloured.
Don't want your thunder & lightening but could you send some of your "heat" our way!!!
Supposed to be summer and the heating is on most days!!
Have a fantastic weekend
Patricia x

Hazel said...

Mary, your card this lovely. I have just purchased a wild rose die and I love it, I don't do stamping but do like the look of their stamps. Hope those storms aren't going to be bad ones. Hazel x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty image, MAry. Love the way you coloured it and your pretty DP. I have not tried the glitter on the page divides...sounds like a great idea.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph dAy Challenge.

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Mary, just lovely. The image is gorgeous, but then again I always like birds and their houses, gorggeous choice of papers too, hugs Kate x

Jane Willis said...

What a lovely card - that image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured

Sue said...

Loving the card.

We are in a warm and humid spell, with temps due to rise next week. Hope the storms don't affect you.

Enjoy your weekend. Sue

LesleyG said...

Bootiful colourful card xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a super Rudolf creation.
I love that stamped image of the bird house, and it's coloured so perfectly.
Great papers used on it too.
I do hope the thunder storms don't amount to too much for you.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pat said...

This is a beautiful card Mary and a pretty WRS image with some lovely colouring and shown off to its best advantage by that SB ornate oval die, and the bp's and the die cut sentiment finish it perfectly. As your weather is cooling a bit it would appear ours will be hotting up considerably and jumping from the 60's to the 80's F within the next few days so will need to dust off our electric fans ..lol. Have a lovely weekend Mary. x

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty birdhouse, Mary, and I love the red bird and bright flowers! Pretty paper too! Hope the air is cooler and more enjoyable today!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Mary! Loving that Christmas birdhouse! Hope you're well, my friend! Hugs...

Jean said...

I really love this Rudolph Day card Mary. The stamped image is so pretty and beautifully coloured. That is a lovely die cut you've used as well.
I hope you miss out on the worst of the storm. I guess your garden will benefit from some rain.
Jean x

Donna said...

Wonderful image and it goes so well with your designer paper. Very pretty card. Camp is over and now the clean up begins. I'm anxious to get back to crafting. Have a wonderful weekend.

jimlynn said...

SO lovely! I love the image you used and it's colored to perfection! Beautiful die to frame it with too. Gorgeous card!
Lynn

Sarah said...

What a beautiful image and beautifully coloured too. I imagine you have fairly spectacular storms in your part of the world which we, thankfully, don;t share as they terrify me!! xx

Sue - said...

That is such a pretty stamp and it has made a great Rudolph Day card.

Redanne said...

Your card is beautiful Mary, I love the background, it makes the focal image really stand out beautifully. Your colouring is brilliant! Love your card! Hugs, Anne xx

Petra Swart said...

What an adorable image, Mary!!! Love the cute little bird and all the pretty flowers!!!! Lovely die you've used and beautiful patterned papers!!!! Great card!!!
Hugz

Pippa said...

Funnily on first view I saw a spring/summer card rather than a Christmas card, then the holly and snow dawned on me! A great card Mary and an unusual mix of the flowers with the winter foliage. x

Kathleen said...

Love this Mary, fabulous image and great background.

Lovely warm weather here at last.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I like the adorable bird house image and the design
Kevin xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Mary and I love your coloring!!
Thank You~

Maxine D said...

What a pretty image and so beautifully coloured Mary - love the way you have mounted it.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Momma Mary! That image is just gorgeous and I love how you have colored it up. The papers you chose go so perfectly with this image. Love the greeting on the side like that, gives character and interest to your card. And I just love the SB mat that you used to cut your image. Hugs, Brenda

crafty creations said...

Brilliant card Mary = love the traditional style with a modern twist

Sally H said...

Wow, Mary! A totally stunning card for Rudolf day! I love it! Wonderful bird house and little birds, and fabulous colouring too. I love everything about it

pam said...

Fantastic card Mary, using traditional colors! beautiful image and colouring.
hugs Pam x

Sarah Mabery said...

Lovely card. I am so jealous of your die collection. You have so many beautiful dies for your focal images. I really like the papers you ended up deciding on, good choices. And that bird on top of the house is so sweet. (I just barely resisted making the pun and using tweet).

Kim Heggins said...

This is such a sweet, sweet Christmas card! I love that wonderful little holiday bird house and all your sweet little flowers, so fun and festive and your background is perfection and the perfect way to finish off your card!

SARN said...

Lovely looking Christmas card Mary.

Hope the storms have passed. We are due 30 degree weather midweek . . . no doubt a thunderstorm will follow!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jacee said...

Very pretty Mary, I love the image
hugs JAcee
Simply Paper Card Design

crafty-stamper said...

I love the beautiful birdhouse image and great papers
carolx