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1/26/2016

Rudolph Day - Snowflake in Blue

Good Morning and welcome. After posting the snowfall pics yesterday, I'm happy to say lots of melting. We still have some patchy white places, but the worst of it has gone into the ground. Don't think it will disappear that fast in the hard-hit Northern states. Also prayers for my UK buddies who are having some bad storms today.

Yesterday was the opening of January's Rudolph Day. For anyone who doesn't know about this challenge, all you need do, is make a card with a Christmas theme. The challenge opens the 25th of each month, closes at the end of that month- has some great prizes (usually a yummy Memory Box die of some kind - BUT Not Always - so do check it out!) I'll bet you find that lots of your blogger friends will already be playing!

Here goes:


The American Crafts glitter paper was die cut with Memory Box Dazzling Snowflake. Placed a thin sheet of white fun foam behind it, used the Sizzix Precision Plate, several back 'n' forth rolls through the Big Shot, and it cut very nicely. Wasn't sure if this would be a big mess, with the foam behind the paper. I did have to do some poking, but the bits came out very easily. Me doing the Happy Dance. Placed some turquoise hologram dp behind this VOS Paper Studio brand, but it's very shimmery.

Trimmed this piece to size, and dang it! Got the bottom too short. Added a thin sliver of the turquoise  to glitter paper, trimmed to fit. This piece doesn't have the foam backing so it is a bit flatter, but looks ok IRL.

- Tried to cut the Die-Versions sentiment from the hologram paper, which has a plastic backing on it. It cut ok, but the top layer of the paper separated from the heavier backing. Tried to reglue it, made a mess! Cute the sentiment from white c/s, colored with various BG copics trying to get as close to the turquoise of the hologram paper as possible. Added a couple coats of clear WoS over the top. That's it. I kind of like this one. However, this is one of the 'looks like this will be a really simple card' that ends up not being that way! (for me, anyway. All the problems on THIS one, were definitely Operator Error!).

Please join us at January Rudolph Day, you've still got time. And thanks for popping in this morning. Blessings.

54 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a brilliant Rudolf card.
I love your fab design of this, and the lovely blue peeking through the die cuts is so beautiful.
Great glittery card used too.
Love and biggest warm hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Barb said...

But you got there in the end Mary and your card looks gorgeous. I really like the holographic turquoise behind.

I was interested to read what you said about the Sizzix precision plate. I only heard about it last evening on the television and wondered whether it would be worth investing in. I think I might get it. Barbxx

Sue said...

Lovely card Mary.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Annie said...

Totally gorgeous card. Annie xxx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the blue peeking through the snowflake!! It looks amazing!! What a beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Birgit said...

I love this card! It is so nice and shimmery and I see no problems that you had-just a very pretty card

Hazel said...

Mary, another beautiful card, live that snowflake design. We are being battered by rain and wind from the storm that hit America, but I am thankful it's not snow. Hazel X

Pia S said...

Cards that look quick and easy to make are often not as easy to make as it might seem, I know what you mean! But sometimes one can be surprised. My card for Rudolph days was easy, but I actually expected it to be much more fiddly. Well, the end of result of this one sure is pretty, I really like the effect of the holographic paper showing through the cut out parts.

Sarah said...

Oooh Mary, this is fantastic, love the blue peeping through. What a gorgeous snowflake xx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely snowflake card, love the design, keep cosy, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

How many shimmer and shine on this card, Mary! Just fabulous, love the clean design and the fabulous snowflake!!!

jimlynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great save on cutting that too short too. Love that gorgeous snowflake. Sometimes (and most of the time actually) the simple looking cards take the most time! Love your card Mary.
Lynn

dutchess said...

Gorgeous Mary...really stunning,that's a fabulous snowflake xxxxxxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lots of lovely sparkle Mary! Sometimes the little boo boos make a card and in this case - the blue line - really does. Love it under the sentiment! Great job.

rachel said...

this is absolutely beautiful Mary - that snowflake is just stunning - fabulous design! Hugs Rachel x

Kathyk said...

This is just lovely Mary, thanks for entering it in the current Rudolph Day challenge

Kathyk
Guest Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

Donna said...

Wow Mary, this is stunning! You come up with the best ideas!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So simple but brilliantly effective Mary, a gorgeous card.
Lorraine

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Mary ... shimmery, glimmery and just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Donna Hanley said...

Just as nice as can be. That turquoise paper coming through is just gorgeous. This was my first time playing along with this challenge. I do hope I can keep it up to help build up my stash of holiday cards.

Kathleen said...

Well as you may know already this is my favourite snowflake die and I love the card that you have made with it, pity that there is such a great deal of poking though.

Kath x

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas card design Mary, have this die and not used it as yet!.
Looks really classy..
Pam x

Redanne said...

Just two words from me - Absolutely Stunning!!!

Hugs, Anne xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh Mary! This is stunning. I luv the idea to use the foam sheet behind to pop the reverse die cut forward. This is a beautiful card!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Patti J said...

Wow Mary! This is so beautiful! What a stunning creation, my friend! Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

This is so pretty Mary and I love the beautiful blue hologram paper behind the die cut snowflake and the die cut and coloured sentiment goes really well too. x

Carol L said...

This is just stunning, and I love that blue dsp behind the fiddly openings on the snowflake! It adds the perfect amount of shimmer and sparkle for a gorgeous card! Love it!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh, this is really pretty. I love the blue and white and keeping it simple really makes the snowflake stand out. Glad your snow is almost gone. Ours is too but it is still cold.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Mary! Who wouldn't LOVE receiving this sparkly masterpiece! It's beautiful in every way! I'm jealous about that snowflake! Hugs, de

Bonnie said...

I love this die and always talk myself out of buying it! This is gorgeous with the blue behind that glitter paper!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just loving this beautiful card- love the hologram blue peeking thru the shimmery white cardstock. Love this card!

Maxine D said...

So glad you did persevere Mary as this is gorgeous - and the stripe across the bottom is a fabulous save!!
Blessings
Maxine

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a fabulous snowflake, Mary!!!! This is such a stylish and elegant Christmas card and so beautifully CAS!!! A new fave for me on your blog!!! Really beautiful!!!
Hugz

Olga Fink said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous card! It is really worth all your effort! And thank you for introducing me to a new Christmas themed challenge! Xoxo Olga

Marilyn said...

Adorable!!

Zoe Tant said...

Wow that's a stunner Mary. Love the sparkle and what a beautiful snowflake. Zx

Stampsnob. said...

I cannot bring myself to make a Christmas card right now I was happy to put the box to the back I don't mind looking at them though your card is beautiful..........Lis

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Mary & I love the sparkle :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

SARN said...

LOVE that die and how you've used it.
Good to hear the snow is melting round your area and it's getting less treacherous outside.

Belated Happy Rudolph Day to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane Willis said...

That blue hologram paper peeping through the holes looks fab, what a lovely sparkly elegant card.
Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Jane DT

Gerrina said...

It is a stunning card! love the dool tints behind the diecut! Have a good day!

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous card Mary!

PS - I appear to have 'mislaid' some of my followers - hope you're not one who has deserted me?!! x

Sue - said...

Beautiful Rudolph Day card Mary! I acquired that die just before Christmas as I'd seen so many pretty cards made with it, but still not used it!

Team Clark said...

Beautiful card, Mary! How perfect for the weather we've been having. The shimmer here is delightful and I adore the snowflake. Gorgeous!

Whisper said...

Oooo WOW that is one stunning snowflake and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Day Challenge this month, Luv Sam x

Brenda said...

Oh my, I am loving this card Momma Mary!!! That snowflake is just beautiful! I love the shiny blue hologram paper behind the snowflake. Makes for a very stunning card with bling. Believe it or not our snow is melting too! We still have a lot, but it is shrinking every day. What was up to my chest is now down to my waist! Monday we are supposed to be 46 degrees, so it will really be melting then! Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh yes, oh yes.... those simple cards lead you astray every time. This came out quite stunning though, so it was worth all that effort!

Loll said...

So pretty Mary. That holographic paper really glistens. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! Mary this is a beautiful card, I love the holographic shine through the die cut.

sally said...

I'm lusting to be a recipient of one of these!

Sally

Gail said...

Very pretty card. We had snow last week; it's been unusually warm since Tuesday, and this morning it was below 0 and raining! Fun & games up here in the frozen north!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful Mary! I Love that snowflake! Have a nice evening my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the die you've used.

Sue xx

Pippa said...

Beautiful snowflake Mary x