Rudolf Day has snook up on me this month, but I remembered I had this little used Penny Black stamp and so made three quick one layer cards. I stamped in versamark and embossed in silver. This also gave me the opportunity to have a play with the new Distress ink colours, and for this one I used abandoned coral and cracked pistachio, before adding a bit of sparkle with jade and red sakura stardust pens and a water brush. The sentiment is a printed one from Craftwork Cards, perfect for sticking over dodgy stamping!
Here is a close up of the sparkle - you can just about see it
Next I had another go, this time managing to get the sentiment stamped straight (it is a very old one from stamporium, and no longer available), but without the sparkle.
And finally I tried another using mermaid lagoon and Cracked pistachio with a sentiment from Inkylicious
I like the new colours, but they are quite similar to some of those already out. Cracked pistachio is a paler version of evergreen bough, mermaid lagoon is similar to salty ocean and abandoned coral is quite like festive berries. These are all quite small cards - 4" square. I picked up a pack of these at the Range when I went to visit Lynne. With postage priced the way it is, more people will get one layer small cards than in the past.
I'd better pop these over to Scrappy Mo's Rudolf Days challenge and then make the most of the sunshine. I have student finance forms to fill in later.
Thanks for popping by!