Friday, 25 March 2016

March Rudolph Day

It's the 25th of the month, and that means.....

This is where we make a christmas card .....

Friends often make fun of me making these so early,
but it's not as silly as it sounds!
When they are frantically making theirs, or in lots of cases, buying
because they just don't have the time to make them,
I am at least a little ahead of the game.

I had a marbling class recently,
where we got inky and played with shaving foam.

You may have tried this yourself,
but if not, take some cheap shaving foam,
spread some on a paper plate, add ink droplets,
swirl it about a bit, lay on a piece of card, scrape off excess and leave to dry.

Here's one used as a background, using just real red....

I wanted to try a never-before-used stamp set Jolly Christmas and came up with this....

Using my fave stitched rectangles, a prize from the Snippets Playground,
and the globe from The Open Sea, I gold embossed Rudolph and fussy cut him out.

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  1. Two great cards Lesley and I love your marbled background. I've just bought some cheap shaving foam so watch this space! Wishing you a Happy Easter and lots of Happy Crafting :) X

  2. Love the reds in the two lovely cards, great sentiment on the first one and great images on the second.

    Kath x

  3. Two beautiful cards, Lesley. I love that shaving foam looks so cool!

    The second card looks so festive. I think I even have that background Amazing how we can own the same items even we are across the ocean!

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. Two great cards - I have to confess that despite all my years of crafting I've never made a shaving foam background. Yours is lovely. Thanks for playing along at Rudolph Days this month.
    Rudolph Days DT

  5. Two beautiful cards, I love the shaving foam background on the first.

    Sue xx

  6. What a pretty pair of cards, and I especially like how you combined the Open Sea image to make a Christmas card! How clever! BTW, a very belated happy birthday to you! You received many gorgeous cards, and if you need help devouring the truffles, let me know :) Happy Easter!

  7. Brilliant Rudolph Day cards Lesley.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Wonderful! My favorite cards are red and white!
    sandy xx

  9. Oooo what a fabby pair of Xmas cards and both so different too, thanks for joining us Rudolph Days Challenge this month, Luv Sam (GDT) x

  10. Two gorgeous Rudolph day cards! I love the shaving phone technique, it such fun with awesome results! I must get my skates on with my Rudolph Day entry! xxx

  11. Great cards! The shaving cream background makes a perfect Christmas card. All weekend my one brain kept thinking "make a Christmas card" and my other brain was all "huh?" Yeah... RUDOLPH DAY!

  12. You have some really great sentiments! I bet your friends don't poke fun when you have all your cards ready so soon :)

  13. Lovely cards, love the shaving foam background

  14. Love real red for Xmas! Looks like you had fun with the shaving foam x

  15. Love both your Christmas cards--can't beat red & gold! I've only done the shaving cream thing once--it is fun & yours came out great!


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