Monday, November 26, 2018

November Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Rudolph Days.  This is the last challenge of the year.  Thanks to Maureen for running this fun challenge.  I managed to play along each month this year!!

Today's card was an experiment that turned out pretty well.  The background sky was a piece I had in my stash.  Did it ages ago using coated card stock (a gift from my sweet friend, Christine) smooshed with distress inks and Inka Gold (blue sapphire).  Art mediums react differently on the coated card, so it's always interesting to see what happens.  This one is turned out really well and I used the piece to create two cards with this design.

I die-cut the lime green foil using the Evergreen Window Die from Memory Box.  As you can tell by the name, this normally creates a window, but I wanted to try to use it differently.  I die-cut the foil and then fussy cut around the edge to create a thin frame.  Then I layered it with the backing and popped it up foam and then on to the card base.  The stamped sentiment finishes the card.

I used the cast-offs from the die-cut foil piece above, inlaying them into white card stock cut with the same die.  Might be weird to have white trees and a green sky, but I think it looks pretty!  Always great to be able to get an extra card using leftover bits and pieces.

I hope you'll check out the Rudolph Days November Challenge and join us!






Stamps:  Christmas (Gina Marie Designs)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Coated Card stock
Ink:  Distress Inks for smooshing; Salty Ocean for sentiment
Accessories & Tools:  Evergreen Window die (Memory Box),  Lime Green Foil (Thermoweb)

Challenges:
Rudolph Days November Challenge

28 comments:

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll. I love the lime green foil x

Darnell said...

These are literally brilliant designs, Lolly! We all love getting an extra card from our die-cuts and your card-making happens to match my eating style the last few days: first the turkey, then the leftovers! More meals and more cards, what more could a person want, lol! ❤Hugs, Dolly

Liz said...

Clever way off getting a second card from the lime green foil. Two beautiful cards, Loll. xx

Betty Keefe said...

love both of these cards, Loll - especially the second one!!

Anita in France said...

There's such delicious whimsy about those Christmas trees, Loll ... gorgeous in shiny green against the cool background ... and equally wonderful in white against the shiny green! Don't you just love artistic licence ... I do! Hugs, Anita :)

nancy littrell said...

Two gorgeous cards with your positive and negative pieces from your beautiful die cut evergreen trees. TFS all your details. I also Love how your green backgrounds turned out. They actually seem to glow. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Maria said...

Both are gorgeous designs and great way to use up your die cut pieces! Lovely tree scene in shiny green! They look so lovely against the pretty background!

Mac Mable said...

Great use of that beautiful die cut on both of your cards. Always good to try and get more mileage from our crafty goodies. Fun too to get different results from different types of card. Glorious background on card number one and the green of the trees just pops. Love the colour of the sky on card number two and both cards are stunning x

Nancy Stislow said...

I love this idea with foil when after my pitiful attempt to foil. Love the colors too, including the white trees against a green sky. This is art so why not? Fun to do something different. You achieved great dimension with the foil on the die cut tree frame too. I love both of these.

Bonnie said...

Great job getting two cards from the one die! Love the green foil and the first card's background is gorgeous!

Patti said...

I see I have been missing too too much of your beautiful creations!! I apologize for being so MIA but I LOVE your beautiful cards. The background for your sparkly trees is stunning!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a stunning way to create 2 absolutely gorgeous cards...love the shimmering green on the white...a spectacular result!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Christine Alexander said...

oooh Loll the lime green foil is gorgeous against the blue and green. I love all those stash backgrounds :)

Trina P. said...

Beautiful positive/negative twofers, Loll! And I LOVE the green sky! Oddly enough it looks normal to me. Green seems to be popular lately... very refreshing! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Tow gorgeous cards, using the positive and negative die-cuts, Loll! The ink smooshed sky of the first card is stunning! Love the way Inka Gold and distress inks blended, and your clever way of making a frame from the window die. The second inlaid card is so pretty and unique. Making the sentiment strip out of the same green foil makes the green sky a cohesive design element(meaning not isolated). Brilliant idea!
Hideko xx

Maxine D said...

What wonderful cards Loll - the white trees against the green are striking and just that bit different as to be really eye catching. The background with the blue and green in the first card is wonderful - reminds me of an Aurora.
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! Love that background in the first card. It's stunning!

Viv's Visuals said...

These are stunning Loll... and yes green sky IS weird.... BUT IT WORKS FOR ME! x

Marcia HIll said...

These are both beautiful Loll but I really LOVE the weird card with the white trees and green sky...it is so vibrant and colorful and totally stands out! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Julia Aston said...

How wonderful to get two beautiful cards out of your green foil die cut Loll! The 'sky' on the first one is so lovely behind the trees and the CAS one really lets the foil paper shine! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Your background on the first card is gorgeous, Loll! I have to start playing with different cardstock...you always achieve such amazing effects with your inks :) I also love how you were able to use the negative die cut from your green foil...As always, you have created two really beautiful Christmas cards!

Bunny said...

Two lovely cards. That green is an awesome color. I have a terrible time with mirror paper. I always seem to get it scuffed up, glue on it or some little something where it never looks good. Yours is beautiful. [Bunny]````

Robyn Oliver said...

These cards are delightful Loll, the beautiful sky is glorious behind the shiny trees, and very cool to make a second card with the off cuts and in-lay them with white, really nice

linda said...

these are both beautiful, loll, and even better you got two for one! i love the green!! bob ross said it's your world so do whatever you want. :) thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
linda
rudolph days challenge DT

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful colors, bright paper, and super designs make two gorgeous card, Loll. I always want to stay home and make cards after I visit your blog. I feel so inspired. Hugz

Linda said...

Two great designs .... love how you used the positive and the negative of the die cut. I think the green colour looks fab! xx

Jo Manna said...

Love them both, beautiful shine. I love the graphic look of the second, keeping it simple. I can definitely live with that green sky xx

BożenA said...

You have cleverly used all the lime green mirror paper. An unusual color, looks stunning in both versions. I also love your varied background of coated paper.
Hugs,
BożenA