I was sat here late yesterday thinking it's still August
so plenty of time for Rudolph Day!
Erm actually no there isn't.
Panic ye not I thought.
Scrap the card idea I was going to make
and resort to my trusty pile of used Christmas cards.
I found two card fronts that were
fairly similar in design
so in for a penny in for a pound.
I spent this morning spudling with different
card bases and papers and then had a light bulb moment.
I have a love hate relationship with acetate.
At the moment I love it so out it came
and here are the two resulting cards.
I cut most of the front of the base cards away
and replaced with a sheet of acetate.
Old christmas card fronts were trimmed down
and attached to the front of the cards.
The inside of each front acetate sheet was
neatened up (to hide the d.s tape) with
the same design papers as back of card.
Berry paper by Kaiser craft.
Striped paper by Dovercraft.
Both from Christmas Collection 6"x 6" pads
By this time the Bigshot, Scor-pal and paper trimmer
were on the floor and the christmas paper
strewn all on my desk along with the book
showing the card design I was orginally going to make.
As it was raining outside (so no gardening) and I still had
a bee in my bonnet about it I decided
to go ahead and revert to plan A. to make
An Iris folded Robin!!!!
I used SU's Decorative Dots E.F. on the green card
after carefully cutting the robin shape out with a craft knife.
Design is from 460 Iris Folded Cards To Make
by Maruscha Gaasenbeek & Tine Beauveser.
I have no idea why the camera decided to go pink on me
as I took all the cards at the same time.
The robin has a nice domed quilted feel to it.
Sentiment is silver craft sticker.
Using the acetate for the front meant I could
hide all the strips of paper neatly away
behind the backing card.
Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Rudolph Day # Anything goes Christmas.
A snowflakes Promise #4 Must have a christmas /winter theme.
Crafty Gals Corner #35 Lots of layers.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #192 Use up your snippets (oddments of design paper).
Christmas Card Challenge #39 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Christmas only