Friday, 25 March 2016

Rudolph Day - March 16

Hello folks,

Before I start today's post, I'd just like to say 'Hello and Welcome' to my latest followers.....Kate Curry and Cara,  thank you both for joining me :)

It's the 25th, which means it's  the 'Rudolph Day' challenge!  I love entering this friendly challenge and it's great to get ahead with Christmas cards, so here is this month's offering:


I enjoy using Kraft card for Winter scenes as the snow really stands out and makes the image look more dramatic than it does when using white card.

I started by masking off the snow into layers and I used an Ink Duster to brush on the white ink.  I used a white pen on top of the snow and on the tree to accentuate the snow.

All the stamps that I've used are by Inkylicious and were stamped using Versafine Black Onyx and Distress Ground Espresso.  I stamped the branches at the top, first with black ink and then again with white ink and used a crystal embossing powder to give it some sparkle. The sky was shaded using Distress Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope that you enjoy your weekend. I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs too x

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Plaground week#221 - Anything goes using snippets of card
Christmas Card Challenges #16 - Photo Inspiration but any Christmas themed card goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - F is for frills or no frills



46 comments:

brenda said...

A really great creation as always Sandra and a very effective colour palette.

Hope you have a lovely Easter.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant work, Sandra, love the skilled masking and little touches, love those stamps..too. But don't neeeeed them. :)
Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Kathyk said...

A GORGEOUS make for the current Rudolph Day challenge, thanks for your entry (FYI your link took me to a post of March 13th - not sure how that happened - it might have been me!)

Kathyk
Guest Design Team Member - Rudolph Day challenge

mamapez5 said...

This card is just beautiful. I shall remember your tip for using kraft card with snow. I wouldn't have though of that. Kate x

Joan said...

Really beautiful card Sandra, I'm afraid I can't quite master the craft card yet !

Happy Easter
Joan

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Many thanks Kathy, it's not you, it's me as they say :) I got a little excited and added it twice and so I've asked Mo if she will delete No.9 but she will probable be fast asleep just now. No 8 links to the right post but thanks so much for letting me know, I really appreciate it x

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning scenery Sandra
Gr Karin

Cara said...

Just stunning. You are so talented at making wonderful scenes, I aspire to having a tenth of your talent. Cara x

Gerrina said...

That kraft as background workes so beautiful! And a stunning scene again! Still love to see scenes here :) Enjoy the Easterweekend!

Di said...

Hi Sandra! Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground. Your card is absolutely fine - a snippet is a snippet and sometimes my own cards just have a matting layer which uses a snippet of card. And it's a really lovely card too - super idea to use Kraft card - it does make the white stand out beautifully! One to try for sure. A lovely scene and a perfect Christmas card.

Happy Easter to you too!

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

This is a really fantastic looking card Sandra. Love how you created the scene and your snow is perfect. HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

pam said...

Hi Sandra, thank you for making my day! your comment is so very kind x
I adore this gorgeous creation, beautiful stamping scene you have done, using Kraft card make a vast difference to a winter scene..
Hugs Pam x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a stunning scene, you are right the craft card does make the snow look better. I'll have to try this myself.

Sue xx

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm still kicking myself for dithering over buying some ink dusters at the Make It show and finally deciding not to. Seeing the results you achieved has made me regret not buying them even more
Thanks for joining in at Rudolph Day.
Jane (Rudolph Day DT)

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely love this card. The tree branches frame the scene you've created beautifully. The kraft card against the white looks amazing, as does the dimension you've achieved with the snow hills and those cute bunnies. A really striking card x

Linby said...

oh wow - someone is going to be so lucky to receive this stunning piece of artwork at Christmas.
L x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Sandra, I'd never thought of using Kraft card but my goodness it works so well. Your inking and scene I just love, your hill are brilliant and the white pen really adds to the dimension, thanks for your welcome, Kate x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sandma, such a wonderful scene.
Pauline
x

Dot said...

Super cute christmas scene, Sandra, love the card design.
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck in the draw.
Dorte x

Sandy said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous - really gorgeous!! I wish I could get your posts via email but I will do my best to keep up with you. I too think that winter scenes are best on Kraft card of course everything seems to be dependent on something else. Such a special card I could not think of making anything quite as nice. And how in the world do you over stamp - I would make a mess. I do believe that this is as perfect as they come!
sandy xx

Kathleen said...

A very, very classy card, the background is totally stunning and love the image.

Kath x

Rahmat said...

I really like the way you did the snow, and the use of gel pen to highlight is brilliant idea, it is a stunning card.

scrappymo! said...

I love the way you stamped, and embossed some of the inky branches at the top. The bottom tree look good with their shite lines of snow1

This card is so beautiful and has such a peaceful feeling to it.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

LesleyG said...

OH wow this is a work of art, I had to linger and zoom to take it all in. Thanks for sharing the 'how', I will attempt some of the tips, but this is a stunner. Happy holidays xxx

meg said...

Stunning scene the kraft with the black and white makes an elegant card

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, just stunning! Such a beautiful winter scene and totally perfect for the weather we are currently having! Wishing you a Happy Easter! hugs :)

Mandy LaCroix said...

This is just beautiful! I love the scene you created - it's so well done! :) Bravo!
Thanks for sharing over at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

Whisper said...

WOW absolutely stunning and i love the idea of using the kraft for scenes, thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge this month, Luv Sam (GDT) x

JoAnn said...

Wow, what a stunning scene you created. Love your card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Sandra, the scene you've created is stunning.
Happy Easter
Avril xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous background scene, I love how you created the snow...beautiful ! Shirleyxx

Viv's Visuals said...

This is amazing Sandra - love it. x

KandA said...

Wonderful christmas card Sandma. Love the winter scene you made xx

Babs said...

What a stunning card..

Hugs Babs x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandma
This is absolutely stunning... I would love to be able to make a card like yours... Can you do a video... please ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Erika said...

Sandma this card is stunning, I love the fact you've made the scene on kraft. You are so correct the white really pops off the card and the kraft gives a real atmospheric feel. Great card.

Hugs Erika. x

Pat said...

This is just beautiful Sandra and the kraft card does make the white pop more. I think your craft is quite a light shade, I tried the same thing some time ago but it didn't look as good as this, also I think my kraft card was much darker. The trees branches look great stamped in black and the in the white with that added sparkle ep, and also love the deer and sweet little rabbits. x

La Papera Gialla said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges!
Monica - CCC DT

Heidi Stamps said...

This is very lovely! I think that is a fine idea to use the white on Kraft. I will try to keep that in mind!

sally said...

Beautiful!

Sally

Barb said...

Hi Sandra, your card absolutely stunning. An absolutely beautiful scene. I like the way you've used the white gel pen to highlight. Barbxx

Elaine said...

Fabulous card, very skilfully put together. Just lovely! Elaine

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Sandma. I do love your scenic cards! Sorry I'm late commenting - having a big catch up today.

Lindsey said...

Wow this is fabulous! Love the limited colours. Wonderful x

maggiej said...

love this card!

Laura Kimber said...

very Cute, I love this card.

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