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Friday, 25 September 2015

Rudolph Days And More Playing In The Shed

Today I have some cards that I made for Scrappymo's Rudolph Days challenge. It's three cards made with two ink pads (Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress inks) and one stencil (Snowflake Flurry from Imagination Crafts) but three different finishes. After covering three pieces of card with the two colours I set about decorating. The first I used Grunge Paste and then when it was dry I popped the stencil back over and used Inka Gold in Silver and then buffed with a soft cloth before addng a ribbon and the die cut snowflakes. I then matted onto silver card and added the sentiment which was from a Tim Holtz Sizzix set.



The second card I used a ready made polyfilla (hubby just happened to have some lying around) and got a slightly rougher look to the finish, when this was dry I took Pebeo's gilding wax and rubbed over the top without putting the stencil back over. I love the shabby look that I got with this finish but wish that I had distressed the edge of my card before mounting it.


For my last card I used some silver sparkle medium that I had bought at a show a couple of years ago. I was not the tried and tested variety that I had used in the past from Imagination Crafts but one that can be dried with a heat gun. I have to say that I was pleased with the finish, but it does not look so nice in the jar. Both of the last two cards I used the same sentiment as the first.


Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

30 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Nothing like playing in the shed Sue
Great results and love each card here.xx
Enjoy your weekend.x
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards.xxx

Jane Willis said...

I love how very different they look, even though you've used the same stencil and die, just goes to show how versatile our tools can be
Jane

SARN said...

WOW - these look GREAT. So many different looks with the techniques used. Chuckled at you stealing the husband's polyfilla (but secretly admire your sass!).

Happy Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what great Rudolf cards.
Wonderful designs too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jan Frances said...

They all look lovely and very different. Have to say my favourite is the sparkly one!

Kathleen said...

These are all gorgeous, but I do love the sparkly one.

Kath x

rachel said...

lovely work Sue - big hugs rachel x

scrappymo! said...

A trio of beauties! I love the look of these three. Each is special in its own way. I like the elegance of the first and the grungy look of the second! The third is so lovely and sparkly.

I have managed to update my post to show the photos and the extra prize details How you can stop back and check it out.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

mamapez5 said...

It is good to see the different ways you have used this stencil. I like the first one best, but they are all lovely. Kate x

Sandy said...

All three cards are really pretty. I really like that combination of distress inks.

Jacee said...

Wonderful festive designs Sue
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sally H said...

A stunning trio of cards, Sue! I love them all very much! The polyfilla one looks brilliant. I may have to venture furhter into the decorating section when I go to Wilkos again ;-)

KandA said...

Gorgous threesome Sue. Lovely soft colouring and a great design xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Three beautiful designs using the same stencil. I love the texture and these look fantastic with the wonderful Inka gold over top. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Eemeli said...

Came here from Rudolph Day challenge :)
Lovely cas creations. Just right for the occasion.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Annie said...

fabulous cards, especially like the first one.
hugs, annie x

MaryH said...

Wonderful backgrounds made from the DI, and I especially loved #2. This reminded me of the old tin ceiling tiles I used to see in buildings, with the soft patina of age. Each card is a treasure with the lovely soft swirling colors, the pretty embossing and great job on creating 3! Saw your link at Rudolph Day, and so glad I zipped over to get a better look. TFS

valerija said...

Wonderful cards, love the sparkle.
Valerija xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous effects Sue. You do love getting mucky but the end result always looks fabulous.
Carol
xx

Linby said...

Three great techniques showcased to perfection, hard to chose a fav, but maybe the last one as I love glitter.

Jean said...

These are so pretty Sue, I love the stencil you used, I think I have that one. Great to see the different effects that can be achieved.
Jean x

Barb said...

These are three beautiful cards Sue. How different they all look by using different techniques. I really enjoyed reading how you made them. I think the second is probably my favourite but they are all very lovely. Barbxx

April said...

These are lovely! I love the soft colors you used!

Liz said...

Three gorgeous cards. My favourite is the top one - what a great way to use the Inka Gold. xx

Talitha Wright said...

Very, very lovely cards. Like all the different techniques.

LesleyG said...

Love these so much I am a new 'follower'! Tfs the steps xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks dear Sue, your words of comfort were special and dad will be laid to rest next Wednesday 7th at 1pm .xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful cards, I love the sparkle and the words, great Christmas cards!!!

Have a nice day !!
Maria

Pat said...

Three beautiful snowflake cards Sue and I love the dimension and I am so surprised that the polyfilla has worked so well. I would have though it might collapse when you removed the stencil but it looks great! Really pretty colours on all three too. x