Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Happy Rudolf Day with Christmas foliage!

Good Morning! I had a lovely evening playing with my new Christmas foliage stamps from Hobby Art to celebrate breaking up from school ๐Ÿ˜ƒ last weekend!
 For both cards I stamped the square of Kraft card with the stamp in olive ink and coloured it with watercolour markers. I used Candied Apple oxide ink to colour the yew berries and a white posca pen to colour the mistletoe berries. I stamped the same stamp randomly over the base card in Memento desert sand and added a very old sentiment from Woodware.  
Now normally I stop at two cards, but as I only managed one last month I carried on. I was tidying my table and I found an inkylicious twinchie with two little sprigs of Christmas foliage on it. It called out to be made into a wreath, so I used more Kraft card and stamped the holly sprig in lucky clover distress oxide. I added stickles and liquid pearls, and a sentiment in Candied apple Distress oxide. It was okay but I could do better...
Next I tried again, stamping the  holly six times around the circle in Iced Spruce distress oxide, then six times with the lucky clover. I was happier with the result this time. I added a variety of stickles and liquid pearls
As my title says, I am entering these into the Rudolf Days challenge over on Mo's blog. Mo has made some fabulous inspiration so do pop over and leave her some love. I am really looking forward to hearing all about her cruise around the UK.  

8 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely cards Sally and I especially like the first two. I love the use of Kraft card and the simplicity of the stamps. I don’t own a single Hobby Art stamp, so I should probably rectify that soon lol. Happy Rudolf Day x x

Joan said...

Lovely cards Sally, I love the mistletoe one. I missed Rudolph day this time and I had been trying to enter every month

Joan x

Daffodil Cards said...

Could do better????? These are Beautiful Sally. I love the background stamping and colouring.
Faith
x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sally, what a super selection of cards, loving the simplicity of the first two, and the kraft card works so well.
Gorgeous colours on the others, beautifully designed, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards Sally, I love the backgrounds that you've made on the cards.

Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...you got so many done! Wow! They are all so pretty and I can not pick a fave...I like them all equally.

The kraft paper is a lovely look...kraft is a fave of mine too. It has such a homey feel to me.

Loving the little dots of colour on the last two cards. They look fab.

Thanks for taking part in the belated July Rudolph Challenge.

AlisonC said...

Brilliant idea with the foliage stamps, that could be used with so many stamps. I always love a wreath too.

MaryH said...

A pretty quartet of Christmas cards. The CAS of #1 & 2 are so attractive, and the texture of the brown piece behind the focal image looks so nice with your background stamping. Really draws the eye inward to the stamping! I thought your 1st wreath looked pretty good, as this type of stamping is not something I've ever managed to do well. (I recently bought the Gina K wreath maker and hope it will help). Both efforts looked great to me, so well done at adding 4 lovely cards to your stash! TFS & Hugs