Sunday, 25 September 2016

Rudolph Days Challenge for September

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.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  See you again soon.

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.


  1. Oh WOW! What a striking card! A gorgeous shade of blue and I love the triangular shape. xx

  2. Brilliant design and textures.

    Love and hugs

  3. ahhh wonderful card, Pat I really love the blue and white soo gorgeous and well done on persevering and bringing off such a superb card,
    Shaz in Oz.x

  4. Hi Pat,
    what a very fab shaped card.
    Your description of how did this sounds wonderful.
    Love the blue embossing, and the gorgeous stamped tree.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Hi Pat, love the shape of this card and the fabulous PB stamp. I know what you mean about the shape - I tried it once and ended up having to search the internet for a template in the end xx

  6. Gorgeous card, well worth all the effort that shaping it must have been! I hope you've traced round it to make yourself a template for future cards!

  7. I love your unusual fold for this tree card. I was looking forward to reading how you made it and I see it a combination of patience and ingenuity! Well done!

    The tree stamp is so pretty and is perfect on the triangle tree folded card. The mirri card sets it off so nicely.

    Thanks for being part of my design team. It is wonderful to know I can count on your!

  8. This is really pretty Pat. Love the triangle shape of your card. How clever to figure that out. xx

  9. Such a lovely card, love the shape and the colour blue!
    Janice x

  10. Beautifully unique card! That tree is one of my favorites, too!

  11. I'm glad you had your trial-and-error session, Pat, because the end result is just dynamite! You've made a unique and very gorgeous Christmas tree card!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Genius work Pat and your card turned out looking beautiful. Barbxx

  13. Your triangular card is so stylish and gorgeous Pat

    Dr Sonia

  14. I like this unique and clever design! Beautiful blue color too!

  15. I think it's lovely and a great Rudolph Day card.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  16. It's a marvelous look, and kudos to you for making your own template, so successfully too! Love the color scheme, the embossing and the fantastic tree shaped card! Well done indeed! TFS & Hugs (I'm trying to finish up a Rudy card I started earlier in the month...too many interruptions and other things!)

  17. Forgot to notice your fabulous new blog header. It is just great! Love the tropical floral feel and the lovely soft bokeh background on the sidebars. Hugs

  18. This is an unique holiday card design, Pat! Love you used dark blue paper for that tree in sparkling snow EP! A very cool match!

  19. What a cool card for Rudolph Day! I like the triangular shape - I haven't tried this style yet!

  20. Hi Pat, I love your triangle design, very different, the tree looks beautiful. I recognized the fabulous Penny Black tree stamp, for some reason I gave mine away, it's such a beautiful image and it looks great embossed. I have to be careful, I'm on a mission to downsize my collection again and sometimes I end up giving away things that I look for later. eeeks! But I get overwhelmed by too much around me. Take care xxx


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