Thursday, 25 February 2016

Rudolph Days February Challenge

I was honoured to be included in the DT for the Rudolph Days Challenge for February, April and June this year. The challenge is open every month from between the 25th until the end of the month.  The prize for the lucky winner this month is a lovely Memory Box Holly Leaf Border Die.

I've used red and white for my card for February, probably my favourite colour combination for Christmas cards.  I started by die cutting the centre of a piece of white card with a Memory Box 'Large Circle Burst' die.  Then I embossed the card with a poinsettia embossing folder - a freebie with a craft magazine.  I remembered to die cut first, otherwise the embossing gets flatten if the embossing is done first.  Something I learned from experience!  This was then attached to a red card blank.  I used the two smallest Spellbinders 'Layered Poinsettia' dies with a snippet of white card for the poinsettia in the centre.  I wanted to add a few small red circles, but didn't have a circle punch small enough, so found a snippet of red card and used the Circle Burst die to die cut a few circles.  The finished flower is attached with foam pads.

 It's never too early to start your Christmas cards, so I hope you find time to enter this month.  As it's a leap year, you have an extra day this February!  Looking forward to seeing all your creations. Click HERE for the link.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

36 comments:

Kath said...

A lovely card Liz. I also have that EB folder and like how you've used it. Great inspiration, thank you!
Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
what a brilliant card, and I love the red and white theme.
Great design and wonderful embossing too.
Your white card looks so crisp and clean, and lovely bright white.
Congrats on your GDT spot.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Esther said...

Wow! This is so fabulous, beautifully laid out and such eye catching colouring. Love it!

Jean said...

A super card Liz, I have that lovely embossing folder as well. Thanks for the tip about die cutting first.
Congratulations on the DT post too.
Jean x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is awesome! I love that circle burst die in the middle - I'll be looking into that!! Really nice clean look to this Liz, the embossing is so crisp. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

A beautiful card Liz and the red and white is so elegant! I do love the circle burst with the poinsettia sitting in the middle and then the pretty embossing round the edge. Congratulations on being part of the RD design team! x

Carol L said...

Congrats first of all, and then there's this very pretty Christmas card! I love the white and red and overall design. Pretty embossing too!

Cara said...

I love the embossing on your card, beautiful layout. Cara x

Connie said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the red and white combo and the texture and composition is . . . well everything about it is beautiful. Perfection!
Anyone receiving this card would keep it as a treasured memory.
Have a lovely day!
Connie :)

jimlynn said...

SO beautiful! I love the embossing folder you used on this Liz. A gorgeous card for Christmas!
Lynn

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful Liz and so eye catching in the red and white. Hugs Mrs A.

Doreen said...

Love the colours and pretty design.xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Liz, I really struggle with LIM and CAS cards but you've made a beautiful one here.

Sue xx

pam said...

Beautiful Liz, love this embossing folder with the centre die cut and poinsettias.
Pam x

LesleyG said...

pretty embossed poinsettia card, i like red n white too xxx

Kathleen said...

Very striking card and a lovely EF and dies.

Kath x

Viv's Visuals said...

One of my all time fave colour combos Liz! And a great card. x

laurie said...

That embossing is beautiful, I love the poinsettia in the center, too. Great design Liz!

scrappymo! said...

Your embossing, the circle burst die and your pretty poinsettia all add up to one beautiful card. I have this die and look forward to trying it to frame something too!

Kathyk said...

Simply splendid and love your use of the strong red

Kathyk

Barb said...

This card is a stunner Liz. How well everything goes together and I love the colours and I love that circle burst die. Barbxx

Barb said...

So sorry Liz I meant to say Congratulations on being on Mo's Design Team. Barbxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A pop of splendid texture against that bright red Liz.
Great take on the challenge and thanks for sharing at Less is More this week.
Sarah

linby said...

Such an effective card in the red and white.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats on your Rudolph Day DT! Well deserved! Your card is gorgeous! I especially love the embossing folder!

Heidi Stamps said...

Great way to draw attention to your pretty flower!

Chrissie said...

This is really pretty Liz, the embossing and die-cuts complement each other so well!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kay Wallace said...

The is a masterpiece! A lot of work, I am sure, but well worth it!

Alison C said...

So crisp and clean. I do like traditional colours. That embossing folder is so pretty.

Greta said...

Unique & stunning! Wish I had that magazine just to get the embossing folder!

Dana & Glen said...

Stunning card Liz! I love the combination of die cut and EF. Simply red and white = simply gorgeous.

Beccy said...

This is gorgeous Liz, well done! The little poinsettia looks fabulous in the centre of the die cut circle burst and I really like the embossed border. The red and white colour scheme looks wonderful too.
Cheers,
Beccy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, do I love this card Liz, red and white look so great for Christmas cards, well done on being on DT too.
Shaz in Oz.x

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Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Liz! Love, love, love that pop of red with all that embossed white space! How nice to see you on the team at Rudolph Days!

Anne said...

Sorry to be so late commenting, what a stunning texture card Liz! Love red and white for Christmas
Thanks for joining our challenge
Anne
"Less is More"

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing and wonderful design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa