Wednesday, July 22, 2020

From Rudolph and Friends...

Hi my friends, I'm sharing the "times flies when you're having fun" From Rudolph and Friends" accordion card I made for the Tim Holtz Facebook Live launch of the Sizzix Chapter 3 Christmas release, using Papercut Christmas 2 Colorize, Falling Stars and Alphanumeric Shadow Lower and Number Thinlits.
If you missed the launch, you can catch up over on Tim's Blog HERE and check out all the new Dies, Texture Fades and so many inspirational samples. I wasn't going to be sharing this card just yet but hey it is Christmas in July after all and I've had so many requests, so here we go.
A card designed to be opened out for display on a mantlepiece or table and seriously my friends, it didn't take as long to make as you might think, it was all about working in stages, creating the panels, die-cutting the Falling Stars backgrounds, assembling and then die-cutting the stars of the show followed by the alphabet letters and numbers.

I began by scoring white card to make 3 - 5.1/2" square cards and fixed them together to create an accordion card with 4 panels
I coloured Distress Watercolor card with Black Soot Distress Spray Stain, Weathered Wood and Salty Ocean Distress Spray Oxides, dried, spritzed with water and Brushed Pewter Distress Mica Spray. I trimmed the pieces to measure 4.1/2" x 3.1/4", die-cut using Falling Stars Thinlits and saved all the waste in a small cello bag.
I trimmed 6 pieces of Idea-ology Silver Metallic KraftStock to the same size as the card panels, fixed the die-cut stars panel in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and hand cut a snowy bank for the bottom of each panel.
At this stage I had a change of heart, trimmed off the silver edging from the panels to make them 5" square and fixed them to the 4 panels of the card using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
Now it was time to die-cut Santa's team, all 9 reindeer - Rudolph and Friends (Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Vixen, Donner and Dasher). I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to Idea-ology Subtrates and die cut the body and antlers using the Papercut Christmas 2 Colorize Thinlits.
I flipped 4 of the die-cut reindeer so that they would be looking the other way, added the rest of the colorize pieces die-cut from Idea-ology Classic KraftStock and, of course, the leader of the team aka Rudolph had to have a big red shiny nose.
I fixed Rudolph to the front panel popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension. I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to Distress Watercolor card and red Idea-ology Classic KraftStock and die cut the letters and numbers using Alphanumeric Shadow Lower and Numbers thinlits. I added strips of Idea-ology Christmas Paper and Design Tape and fixed some of the waste stars from the Falling Stars Thinlits panel in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I fixed the rest of the reindeer to the inner panels, added the sentiments die-cut using Alphanumeric Shadow Lower and Lower CutOut Thinlits
I covered what will be the front of the card with red cardstock and added the decorated panel.
Here are some close-ups of the inside panels

Have fun whatever you are creating
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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martina's kaartjes said...

what a great card ! lovely done !
thanks for sharing

Janette said...

Oh WOW, it may not have taken you as long Kath but your very on the ball with everything, this is just fabulous, a brilliant card and I just love it.xx

Sandra H said...

How wonderful is your card and layout those reindeers are just so cute fabulous backgrounds you created and showing just how you put it together so creative have a lovely day x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great Christmas card Kath.. and all those lovely crafty things to play with..


scrappergirl56 said...

Such a fun card, love it!

Debbie F. said...

Thank you, Kath, for sharing how you made this card. When I saw it in the live event with Tim, I literally gasped out loud. What a FANTASTIC project. Bravo!!! Couldn't be cuter or a more clever design.

Redanne said...

This really is THE most fabulous Christmas card Kath, I love the reindeer, they are so jolly and your starry backgrounds are superb! Hugs, Anne xxx

atouscrap said...

So cool, this rudolph is so funny. Love what you create with.

Lee said...

Hi Kath.I absolutely adore this,and the design and colours are sooo creative.Hugs x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

This is THE ONE I've been waiting for. It's possibly my fav make from this release. Every detail and page a delight, especially including all the guys and the star Rudolph. LOVE LOVE LOVE and of course Pinned.