Hi all. Well, it's nearly the end of the month and the Rudolph Days Challenge is upon us again and it is my team's turn to do a card this month. The challenge runs from the 25th to the end of each month over at Mo's blog Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, and there is always a lovely prize on offer to the winner so do go and check it out.
I have used a freebie set of stamps by Penny Black to make this card which I have had for some time and the tree from it is one of my favourites.
I decided to try and make a triangular card to echo the shape of the tree and so I made myself a template. This was a case of trial and error. I started with a piece of copy paper and obviously the left hand side of the triangle has to be the fold of the card. I folded the A4 copy paper in half and tried to place it with the fold in the right place and at the right angle, but I couldn't seem to make this work. I then folded the paper with the fold at a slant across it and then by degrees cut the other side to match, and then evened up the bottom, and more by accident I feel, managed to get the shape right. I wanted it to fit in the region of 6" but no bigger so it would fit into 6" square envelope, and amazingly and to my delight, it fits exactly.
My card was cut from a piece of white pearlescent card and then I cut a slightly smaller triangle from a snippet of silver mirri card and mounted this on to the base card. I found another snippet of dark blue card and cut another triangle slightly smaller again and heat embossed the tree onto it using WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder, and I added a sentiment, from the same set of stamps, underneath the tree, using WOW Metallic Silver EP. To add some interest to the background I used a Marianne Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I had to run it through twice to cover the shape. I finished by adding this to the card.
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I am entering the following challenges:
WOW Embossing Powder Blog September Challenge - Anything Goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 248 where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.