Friday, March 30, 2018

March Rudolph Days Christmas Card


Hi, Friends......

Did you miss me? Or did you realize that I hadn't posted anything for nearly a month!! lol.... That's okay. I get busy, too! :) Life happens, as they say, and between being sick, trying to get all the prizes mailed for my ATC BD celebration, my 94-yr old Dad taking a bad turn in health necessitating I take an out-of-state trip, my computer dying, and trying to get ready for Easter.....I haven't been very creative.

I did want to get a Christmas card in for Rudolph Days, though, so here it is. (I had to take it with my flip phone which has a lousy camera, so the photo is very poor. Sorry. :( Hopefully, our tech-y friend can get my computer back to normal. But for now, it no longer recognizes my camera, even though the software is still on there. Grrrr.)

I am back with a different photo of this card.  My son helped me figure out how to get my pics directly off the SD card.  :)


(I don't have the energy to tell you anything abt this card, so you will just have to look and wonder what in the world I did. Ha. Maybe I will come back tomorrow and add in the product list at least. :) )
I tried doing all these edits last evening, but my flaky computer lost everything.  :(  So I am trying again this morning!!  Grrr..... "First-world problems", as they say!  


Anywaaaaaay........here's a short description of how I made my background.  I dry embossed a thick piece of cardstock and brayered Versamark ink all over it.  Then I heat embossed it with gold, silver and clear powder. 


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Darice - Ornaments Hung embossing folder
Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock
Versamark ink
Silver, gold, and clear embossing powders from my stash
Unity - Far Better Things Ahead
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Silver gel pen
Silver twine and snowflake sequins from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like my card. I actually made four of this same design. They each have their own delicious variations in the embossed background. Love that!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. March Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's

2. The House that Stamps Built #M2818 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #40
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
6. Crimbo Crackers #155 - Anything Goes Christmas

9 comments:

Fikreta said...

Its so nice card.
have lovely day
hugs

ike said...

Great to have you back with us but sorry to hear you have been having such bad times :-( Mega hugz xxxxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Nice to see you again, Janis! I hope your Dad is okay. Also hope you can get your computer fixed - I know first-hand how frustrating this can be! Beautiful card!

scrappymo! said...

Sounds like you have had a lot on your plate. I am so glad you were able to enter here with this lovely Christmas card.

I know you were too tired to give a recipe but I am going to guess that I see some sort of texture paste and the use of a stencil!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

PS Hoping for a speedy recovery for your Dad.

Craftychris said...

Really cool Christmas card! Sorry things have not been so good lately. Hugs! xxxxxxx

Heather said...

Beautiful!!! I have that embossing folder, but it looks so different the way you have used it! Love all the gold, it makes it so elegant! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

debby4000 said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Debby

Karenladd said...

Well, I am now going to annoy you by asking for more info on how you made this card because I just LOVE the look! I'm guessing that the embossing folder you used, with ornament shapes and snowflakes as the design, allow the embossing powder to cling to the shapes as you add the versamark ink to it. I haven't been able to get nice crisp inked and/or embossed shapes from an embossing folder yet...so you'll have to tell us your secrets. This is festive and elegant...and the sentiment is beautifully stamped!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining in with the Crimbo Crackers challenge - hope to see you again next time!