Monday, 25 August 2014

Rudolf day for August

I was very naughty and missed Rudolf day for July. I was busy packing for my holiday and making my anniversary card! Still, it is the first one I have missed this year, which is a bit better than previous years! On to my cards for August...
I have made quite a few small one layer cards this year to cut down on postage costs. For this one I masked off a third of the card then dusted and stamped the remaining card with Tea Dye distress ink and Inkylicious tiny script. I then stamped the Christmas tree (Christmas tree curl - small) with memento cottage ivy and added liquid pearls. I love how they shine in the light.
finally I added a very old sentiment from Stampourium. I can see me making quite a few in this design, as it took longer for the liquid pearls to dry than it did to make it!
My second card is very similar to one I made earlier in the year, but I found a Chocolate Baroque sentiment to pop in the gap.
All stamps except the sentiment are from Inkylicious (Winter Spruce and Musical Melody). Inks are Memento inks in cottage ivy, northern pine and espresso truffle. I added dots of red stickles as holly berries and coloured the cones with a tea dye distress marker. Again, very quick and easy. Do pop over to the lovely Sarn's blog and take a look at her fab and very classy Christmas cards this month, and maybe even join in the fun!
Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

brenda said...

Very different but equally lovely cards Sal, but I think I have to go with the second with the effective masking.

B x

Fliss said...

Lovely cards Sally, so different as Brenda says and I really love the spruce one which is right up my street :)
Hugs, Fliss xx

mamapez5 said...

Christmas cards need to be fairly quick and easy, and I think these are pretty impressive. i love them both. Kate x

Kathleen said...

I think that many people are making postage wary cards this year and these are two brilliant example, great stamping and fabulous images.

Kath x

Helen J said...

Both superb cards but the second one is my favourite, too. Very skilful masking & stamping.

scrappymo! said...

Two lovely Christmas cards. Of course I think they are both fabulous but...the second one is my personal fave. I love the design and the gorgeous stamping!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Sally, I love how they are nice and flat too. Something that needs to be considered these days with the postage charges.

Sue xx

Jean Straw said...

Two Fab RD cards, I love the swirly tree. Good idea to consider the postage especially for christmas cards.
Jean x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done there Sal love these cards... and some great posts below too love the pendant. Shaz in oz.x

Faith A said...

GREAT ideas for one layer cards, I think we are all thinking that way this year :)

Jan Frances said...

Oh I really love your cards especially the pine cone one. xxx

Eret said...

Sally, your Christmas cards are really beautiful. Specially your second card. The stamping on it is fabulous.
Eret

MaryH said...

Sally, each card is so lovely. I liked the swirly tree, and wow, you have a good hand with those pearls. They do shine against the green swirls, and I liked that layout that you did. Of course I love pine branches, so I really did love #2. Two beautiful & easy-to-mail cards for your stash! TFS & Hugs

SARN said...

Hi Sally

I'm playing catch up after returning from holiday - hence the late comment!

You have made two beautiful inky and stamped cards here. Great stamping. Love Liquid Pearls!

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs from Hard Taskmaster Sarn! xxx

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards Sally...I particularly like to second one. Hope you are well. x

Mrs A. said...

I just managed to get my cards done in time for Sarn's challenge. I had missed the last two due to home commitments. I like your stylish tree with the self made blobs. I'm sure mine would just end up looking as if the card had the Measles! I shall be having a play later with my Stampbord. hugs Mrs A.

Carola Bartz said...

The Christmas tree card is so pretty, Sally. I like the sparkle of the pearls. It is very festive.