Monday, 26 October 2015

October Rudolph Days

It's that time of the month when the Rudolph Days challenge is open.  You have from 25th until the end of each month to enter the challenge.

My card this time is using a set of Card-io stamps, 'Christmas Scenery 3'.  

I saw this set of stamps being demonstrated recently, using a technique with a  dry baby wipe and your finger to apply ink and it works really well to make snow drifts.  The images were all stamped with an 'Onyx' Versafine ink pad.  The falling snow is Stampendous 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel'. I love the effect of the enamel as it gives a lovely texture, but it is so hard to melt it exactly where you want it as it moves around easily, so I need lots more practise using this product!!  I added some Glamour Dust along the edges of the snowdrifts to give them some sparkle.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
October Rudolph Days Challenge ~ Make a Christmas card
Lisa B Designs Monthly Challenge ~ Stamped Christmas Scenes

19 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,love the stamps.xxx

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  2. That's a really beautiful scene you've created Liz. That falling snow really completes the look
    Jane

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  3. What a stunning scene this is. I love the look of the snow drifts and snow falling. The kids are having fun and the church and homes are so peaceful looking.

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  4. This is a beautiful card Liz. The stamps are very sweet and I love ALL your snow effects. Barbxx

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  5. WOW - this is FABULOUS inking Liz and I love the embossed snow. xxx

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  6. Fabulous card, the inking technique has worked really well. I find it easiest to heat from underneath when I use the embossing enamels.

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    1. I held the heat gun underneath, but couldn't stop the granules moving. Perhaps I just need a steadier hand, Sue! LOL! xx

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  7. A beautiful snowy scene!! Love the shading on here too. I have some of the Frantage also and yes, it's so hard for me to get it on without it blowing all over the room. You did a great job with this Liz!
    Lynn

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  8. Such a lovely card, Liz! The embossing enamel is a bit of a faff, but so worth it. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge.

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  9. A lovely winter scene, great snow drift inking too. The embossing enamel makes a wonderful falling snow effect.
    Jean x

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  10. Oh wow, this is just fabulous, love it.

    Kath x

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  11. oh wow-this is soooo effective, I love it. I saw that show too and was going to try some of the techniques. You really pulled it off beautifully.
    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
    Lynn x
    GDT

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  12. What a beautiful scene you've created on your Rudolph Day card Liz, love it. Carol x

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  13. Lovely scene made all the better with your inky sponging and your beautiful snow!

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  14. Lovely scene Liz. I haven't heard of this baby wipe method, but it definitely creates terrific snow drifts. The embossing enamel add so much fantastic texture!

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  15. This card has a great wow-factor, Liz, it's so beautiful.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  16. Gorgeous card, love the Cardi stamps but not quite mastered them yet. Yours looks fab xxxx Jan xxx

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  17. Ah, love that falling snow...I never can get this 'frantage' stuff to work so nicely as you did here. Love your sponged snow shadows, and the way you've tucked in the dark silhouettes of the village houses. Great design, and wonderful execution of it! TFS & Hugs

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