Thursday, 25 June 2015

Rudolph Day - June 2015


I have been playing with 2 new dies, well just once actually.

The Noel die by Memory Box, I won.
The Sparkle Burst Stars by Poppy Stamps I bought.
Shimmer paper - Craft Creations but bought from Sam. Taylors. I am loving this shimmer paper, far cheaper than glitter paper and with such a shine. No I am not on commission.

Originally I did the Noel in the same colour as the Stars shimmer paper but was not sure so then I decided to use the two other colours that I had and I think it works better.

Now I know that some people tend to zoom in to look at a card so I have to explain a couple of things.

I have used the starburst die twice and it does tend to stretch the card and I may have to think about ironing it (yuk) to flatten it out more, even though I have spotted glue on the back.
The original Noel letters were not put on dead straight, must have had one glass of wine too many and the other coloured lettering were placed on top.

Oh yes and I have also added some of the circle off cuts to fill up the card.

Not a great photo the backing shimmer paper looks uneven. BUT it is NOT

It is different and to be honest I do like it, when I get round to doing it properly.

Thanks for looking and I value your opinion.

Snippets challenge 181 the noel backing are snippets.

28 comments:

Kath said...

I love your card and think the shimmer paper is fabulous.
Kath x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

It looks absolutely perfect to me Kath - love the shimmer paper. Can't believe we are half-way through the year already. Time is flying far too quickly (must be getting old)!!Lol
Sylvia xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...this is beautiful! What a great idea.

The shimmer paper is grreat here and I justlove that starburst die. Looks great with that NOEL in the differing coloured letters!

Thanks ofr taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge!

Di said...

Wow Kath, this is fabulous! I love both the dies you used - and the result is just perfect. Know what you mean about some dies stretching the card but to be honest, I can't really see that in your case - and I had me nose right up against the screen too :)

Hugs

Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kath, WONDERFUL card, love it.... And well done on shimmer paper wonder if can source it here.. Lovely effect.
Re the bow in paper... Do not iron it... Often can make it worse. I do this all the time, get a dictionary or two equally thick books and place card on carpet overnight with books on top.
Next day should be perfectly flat. I always use weight in preference to heat, as heat invariably makes it worse.
Shaz in Ozx.

SARN said...

Love the look of this Kath. You're so good as making the most of your lovely dies.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane Willis said...

This is so lovely - the shimmer paper behind the die cut looks beautiful
Jane

mamapez5 said...

I love that shimmer paper too. It is so pretty, especially the one behind the main image. I would not have noticed your ´little problems´if you hadn´t pointed them out. It is a lovely card. Kate x

sally said...

Sweet shimmer for June! Half way to Xmas ....

Sally

Chris said...

This is so pretty Kath, love the dies and the shimmer paper is gorgeous! I think you're being a tad too self critical, it looks great!
Chris
x

Sue - said...

Wow Kath that is gorgeous. Just might have to go have a look at that shimmer paper!

Liz said...

Gorgeous! I love the shimmer paper, it looks beautiful. I've zoomed in, but it still looks perfect! xx

Hettie said...

Ooooo Lovely! Perficterly straet to me hic!!
Hugs
xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hmm, well it may be that I have had one glass of wine too few because the close-up of your beautiful card on my monitor looks absolutely lined up and perfick! I'm thinking this Christmas will be a particularly schparkly one all around and that's a happy thing!! Happy Rudolph Day! Hugs, Darnell

KandA said...

Well I think it looks absolutely fabulous. Love the shimmer card and your dies are super xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card gorgeous colours as well and fab style.
xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

lisa said...

Love this, it's a very clever way of using die cuts. Can you believe we are doing christmas in June!!!!!
Hugs Lisax

MaryH said...

Loving all the shimmer glories on this pretty one, and the idea of using the circle bursts was simply brilliant. How nicely it combined with the beautiful look of the NOEL letters. Yay for you on this prize win. You used it just great. TFS & Hugs

Diane said...

Just gorgeous Kathleen, love the shimmer and card design.

Hugs Diane

KT Fit Kitty said...

A beautiful Rudolph Day card! I like your new dies - congrats on your win! How fun! I really like the shimmer behind the openings!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Kathleen! I am so loving all that shimmer, that is some amazing paper. I love the dies you have used and I don't see anything that needs to be iron either. lol I'm glad you got to enjoy your new dies and I'm glad that we got to see it! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

I love what you've done with this die and the shimmer paper! The colors look fabulous in those snowflakes!

LesleyG said...

love the shimmery and great idea, looks perfickt to me! xxx

Sally H said...

What a gorgeous card, Kathleen! I LOVE the shimmery papers and the die cuts x

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Kath… love the fab shimmer paper… SO pretty when the light hits it… really like the colours of the NOEL too! :-)
Hope you had a lovely holiday
Big hugs, Sue B xx

dutchess said...

love it Kathleen if that's the effect of wine give me some ...loving your colours so lovely and soft! xxxx

Dragon said...

Lovely shimmery snowflakes Kath.

Pat said...

This is gorgeously shiny Kathleen and the sparkle burst die is lovely and then the NOEL with different colours of the shimmer paper goes perfectly. I can't see anything wrong it looks great to me. Thank you for you lovely comment. x