It is the 25th of Aug and that can only mean one thing. It is Rudolph Days over at Sarn's Stamping for Pleasure. You have until the end of the month to submit two Xmas cards on the same post. They can be two of the same card or two different!
Card 13 is a Wild Rose Topper that reminded me of the granchildren! Little Miss C always has a couple of fancy party dresses at Christmastime. There are always lots of parties to attend and she still enjoys getting dressed up. Little Mr P always hasa new set of dress pant,s and a nice shirt and tie. Tugs at my heartstrings to see him, shirt tucked out, with his tie all askew! They both get dress coats (sometimes like these), and look just smashing, This topper with the waifs in their Xmas finery, reminded me so much of them.
The fancy ivy and bow cutwork to the right, is a cupcake topper. It is a fairly heavy weight shimmery paper...perfect for accents. I think it is heavy enough to even hang off the edge of the page without getting bent! I trimmed it down to fit the card size and ticked it under the snippet of striped DP!
Final touches were a couple of K&Co 3D sprigs of greenery. To keep this card flatter, I peeled the 3D bits apart and reassembled them with less foam.
Sadly, I bent the "t" and was slightly askew with the sentiment rub on. There is a simple fix for these problems. You cut a slender piece of scotch tape just a hair bigger than the letter and much longer. Place the end over the letter, hold the rest of the tape between your fingers and use pressure on it to lift the bent t up. Carefully lift up and then tilt the tape into the correct angle to striaghten it! Then rub it back on! The tape must be cut very slender or you will pick up the letter next to it!
To fix a crooked rub on, cut a piece of tape bigger than the rub on and stick it down and lift it off! I shall just do that once home and put a new rub on down. I think scotch tape might be called cello tape in some countries. You want to use the one that is sort of cloudy with a satin finish...not the sticky shiny clear tape!
I do not have tape up here so will repair it once we are home again.
Card base - from my stash
DP - beige snowflake DP is Studio Calico Winter Wonderland; striped DP is Best Creations from my snippets box; green striped mat is unknown from my snippets
Embellishments - red cutwork is a cupcake wrapper from the dollar store cake decorating shop. 3D greenery is K&Co
Bliung - teensy diamonds from my stash
Topper is Wild Rose Studio - Annabelle and Antoine at Christmas
Rub On - KaiserCraft
Card 14 is another WRS topper. Again I tried to keep it flat for mailing. All snippets from my files. The stripey DP border is actually two scraps that just tuck under the topper by about 1/3 inch! lol Amazing what you can do with scraps!
I peeled off and reassembled the corner 3D greenery again to keep it flatter. Tried to keep it no higher than the diamonds as it does have to fit through the infamous slot. My measuring tool is at home but this one is going to be a close call on whether it makes it through!
The ribbon is probably a decade old. I am not sure exactly how old, but it is a VOS item indeed! Angled it across the corner as it was a smallish snippet and just fit. Thank goodness for Sook Wang tape...it will hold anything!
Card base - from my stash
DP - green background and red knitted look DP is Studio Calico Winter wonderland; striped is Best Creations
Cardstock - DCWV self adhesive snippets of brown
Ribbon - VOS item...many, many years old...from my stash
Embellishments - K&Co 3D greenery
Bling - green diamonds from my stash
I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
1. Stamping For Pleasure Rudolf Days - August RD must be two cards and must be Xmas
2. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
3. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must be snippets
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper