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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 25 July 2014

Rudolph Day Again

 Yes once again  the 25th is here which means Rudolph Day at Stamping For Pleasure, where we are required to make two christmas cards. I am a bit late today although it is still the 25th., just, and the challenge is actually open until the end of the month. So here are my two cards both quite different but both using the same Chocolate Baroque stamp.
For the first one I stamped with
Memento Rich Cocoa ink and added a little colour to the holly with Promarkers. I cut it into a circle with a Spellbinders nestie and used an old Brilliance Galaxy Gold teardrop inkpad to shade around the edge. I then cut a brown mat using a scalloped nestie. I used a 5"x 7"white card blank and shaded the edges with the gold inkpad, and added a strip of patterned LOTV paper down the centre. The image is fixed with some thin foam tape.  The ivy leaves are cut with a Johanna Sheen die and I found the poinsettia die cuts in my die cut bits box, I think they must have come from my sister, Kate, as I don't own the die. To finish the card I stamped the greeting at which is another CB stamp and added some Diamond Stickles to the leaves and flower.
For the second one I stamped the owl image onto dark blue card with Versamark ink and embossed with WOW white sparkle embossing powder. I trimmed it and rounded the corners and then edged it with Versamark and the same EP, and then mounted it onto silver holographic card. I used a DL card blank for this one and covered the front with some light blue christmas paper which I think is an Artylicious one but I'm not certain. I stuck the image towards the top and added some snowflakes cut from the silver card using a Marianne die. I wrapped some white organza ribbon across and stamped the greeting below it with Versafine Majestic blue ink.I finished off with a bow and some pale blue gems.
Thank you for taking a look and for all your kind comments which I really appreciate.


  1. Hi Jean...two great cards! Two different looks from that pretty stamp.

    Your link is not correct on the Rudolph days linkup and is linking bloggers back to Sarn. Perhaps she could wipe it out so you could redo it. Or maybe she knows how to correct it for you.

    Loved your cards.

  2. Hi Jean, Two wonderful cards & so different with the same stamp. Love #1 with all the wonderful reds & greens & such exquisite coloring on the tiny sprigs with the owls. Also really like your LOTV border trim. Loved the glimmer & shimmer of the navy & silver...truly an elegant look. Quite a versatile stamp and you've used it brilliantly on each card. TFS & Hugs

  3. Hi Jean . . . have sorted link out for you - easy for me to do via Mr Linky.

    Look out . . . here comes a pun . . . you're owl cards are a hoot! (Sorry!). Amazingly different cards using the same stamp. FABULOUS.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Such cute owls Jean and two very different ways to use. I love the accompanying ivy and poinsettia on the first, and the pretty backing paper, snowflakes and ribbon on the second. Two beautiful cards! x

  5. Gosh, two such different looks from the same gorgeous stamps! Absolutely lovely cards Jean!

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Two lovely cards Jean. I love the owl trio. I have that stamp too but i forget to use it. You were right about the poinsettia. That's my Marianne die set. Snap on the ivy flourish with them! The blue card is equally lovely too. i love how one stamp can make two such different cards. Kate x

  7. Two fantastic cards, so different from each other, lts a sweet owl image.
    Yvonne x

  8. Two wonderful cards Jean sorry I'm late catching up this 'bug' has floored me for a couple of days..lots of huggles Sue xx