For anyone who doesn´t know, Rudolf day is the 25th of each month, when we try to make a Christmas card to go towards our stock for next Christmas. So why not join in and start on your collection.
Fortunately I had made my cards early this month, before my son arrived, so I do have some ready to post.
I rarely make just a one-off Christmas card, so I have two to show again this month and they are based on a card I was given last Christmas. It was a purchased card from a well-known chain of supermarkets, so there are hundreds of them around and I felt it was OK to copy the design. The one I received was a simple white cutout bauble, mounted over a plain blue, sparkly card.
I wanted a different look for my card so I made a cutting file of the design and cut two from good quality white paper, using my Silhouette Cameo. I coloured them with copics using traditional reds and greens on one, and for contrast I used blues and pinks on the other.
The backgrounds are white paper embossed with one of my first cuttlebug folders. This wasn´t big enough, but the join is hidden under the cut out image, and it really doesn´t show. The base cards are plain white card.
For the red and green one I coloured the edge of the bauble with a gold pen, and dug out some very old peel-offs to find enough gold stars and snowflakes to cover the ones in the cut design. I use a tiny piece of red ribbon to hang the bauble, attaching it to the back of the embossed paper, then mounted this onto the base card and covered its edges with a gold peel-off border.
I then did the same to the second one, using a silver pen and peel-offs and a piece of silver ribbon.
Now all I need to do is pop over to Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo to link this up, and then I shall go and see what everyone else has made.
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