Okay some how or t'other the 25th of July has snuck up on me yet again!.. I ask you - just how does this happen!?? am quite sure it was the first, just a few days ago?? so 25th or in my case 26th means it is the time for Sarn's Christmas challenge, called Rudolph Day over at Stamping for Pleasure!
I do like to try and join cos it means two more cards made for the end of the year.. and they are slowly adding up..
As it happened my sister gave me this week some cards she had finished with - and among them were some Christmas cards so thought yes! will upcycle these!! I really love this first one is is all sparkly and beautifully embossed too... unhappily not much of the sparkle shows on the baubles. I did not like the greeting. Each of my cards must reflect the rel reason for Christmas somewhere on the card .. if not in the image.. after all it is Christmas we are celebrating ... so re-cut the bottom. Used snippets of gold on this card as well.
The next card was fiddly cut out.. and not sure would bother again as not 100% on it.. however is it is one more card made for the pile!
The greeting on it was a pass it on card received several years ago and been sitting on top of my drawers. Used more gold snippets and red mounting - simple cards as time was of essence.
I chose to "pad" only the candle, and made the flame with gold textured paper pasted over cardstock and trimmed to shape. It was given a raised effect with 3-D tape underneath."
If you want to see some more paper quilting see Pinterest - my page.