Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Rudolph Days February Challenge!  Maureen is once again hosting a year of Anything Goes Christmas challenges that run on her blog from the 25th until end of month.  I love to play along with this fun challenge.

I used a NBUS reindeer die to cut out just his face and antlers from coloured card stock.  Sponged around the outside of all the pieces in a darker co-ordinating ink.  I used clear wink of stella on his antlers, crystal glaze on his nose, chalk for his cheeks and then did a few highlights with my white gel pen.  The reindeer is mounted on a layer of foam to pop him up from the fun, patterned paper background.  I used a second die (JOY) to cut out the J and Y from red paper, again sponging around the outside of the letters and adding wink of stella before mounting onto foam.

The whole panel was framed in a very thin red frame to finish.  This card makes me happy. :)

Here's a close-up ...
... and because I had so much fun making this card, I made another ...
Come play along!






Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Patterned paper (Unknown); Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!); Distress Inks:  Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Eline's Reindeer Die (Marianne Design), JOY die (AliExpress), sponges, red chalk, white gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, Crystal glaze (Nuvo)

Challenges:
February Rudolph Days - Anything Goes Christmas


26 comments:

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - I love the cute reindeer.
Kath x

Susan said...

Perfect Rudolph card for the Rudolph Days challenge! Great use of your patterned paper!

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
how cute is that Rudolf's head I can quite understand why you had so much fun making these.
He is so gorgeous.
Love the paper used too.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Liz said...

Love this card, Loll. The little reindeer is SO cute! xx

Marcia HIll said...

Both of these cards make me smile and happy too Loll!! The reindeer is just adorable and I really like the DSP background too...cute, cute cards!! :0)

Darnell said...

Your joyful reindeer twofer is so fun and cute, Lolly, and so perfect for Rudolph Days! And I love the bold red/white text background you used!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

oooh love that die Loll and great DP background. I must play along, it's been a while :)

Maria said...

Oh, such a cute fun card with the reindeer!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, how CUTE, Loll! I love how your little Rudolph fits perfectly between the alphas and the patterned papers you chose for the background is such a great detail! Love these 2 darling Christmas cards!

nancy littrell said...

Two really colorful and creative JOY with a die cut reindeer design, Loll. Love how you used colored cardstock and sponging along with your festive DSP. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Julie B said...

Two fab cards Loll, the reindeer is so cute and I love the DP. :)

Jeanne said...

So joyful! Love the background/pattern paper and the reindeer is adorable. :)

Anita in France said...

What fun, Loll ... a duo full of Joy ... and so cute! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! YES! these will bring GREAT JOY.
Faith

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, these are so bright and cheerful and fun Christmas cards for any age. They made me happy and I love those pattern papers. The reindeer head and face are adorable.

Bobby said...

What's better for the Rudolph Days Challenge than a couple of darling Rudolphs. So wonderful, Loll.

scrAPpamondo said...

How fun and cute cards!! That reindeer is delightful and love the backgrounds!

Bonnie said...

This is a happy card, Loll! What a fun reindeer and he's a perfect fit between the J and Y! Fun!

Karen Dunbrook said...

how adorable and fun!!
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

Fun and fabulous cards, both of them. These will bring a happy smile to the recipients come the festive period x

Jo Manna said...

This JOYous reindeer really steal the show, even against that pattern paper. What a cutie. Love the red matting to frame this fun Christmas card. xx

Trina P. said...

Whew! I think I’ve caught up! What a treat I’ve had visiting your posts that I’ve missed, Loll. I guess that’s one plus about binge commenting. *lol*😂 What a fun Rudolph card for the Rudolph Day’s challenge. Sponging the edges really helps make the die cut pieces stand out. xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a cute Reindeer and a great idea to turn him into an O too, thanks for joining us at the February Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Pat said...

Two great cards using Rudolph as the 'O' in the sentiment which sits beautifully over the dp Loll. I love Rudolph's glossy nose and cheeks too. x

Sue - said...

Oh I love these two cards - I might have to case them if you don’t mind.

Linda said...

What a cute little twofer! Love the reindeer and the papers too xx