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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Santa for May Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi there.  Well, it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo run by lovely Mo of course and opens on the 25th until the end of each month and helps us to get ahead with our Christmas cards, and she also has a lovely prize for the winner so do pop over to take a look.  Personally I need all the help I can get as I always end up making them at the last minute....lol.  This month Mo has very kindly asked me to be a Guest Designer and this is the card I have made.


This Santa is proving very popular at present and I was lucky enough to win this set a while ago, and this is the first outing for this particular stamp.  It is from a Nabico set called Christmas 4.  There is another set which has the larger image, but this is quite small so decided to put it on to a tag, in fact a double tag as you can see.

I started by stamping the image using Versafine Smokey Gray ink on to a white tag shaped by myself, I made a template which I keep which helps to get even curves on the top.  I then made an identical tag from red card and stamped with Versamark Ink using a Penny Black Stamp called Jolly Chant which doesn't seem to be readily available at the moment.  I used just the Versamark ink which has given quite a muted finish but is actually clearer than it appears here.  It has lots of words associated with Christmas and is quite a large stamp so only a little bit of it is visible on here.

I then die cut the red and white layers using a Crealies Nesting Rectangles with Dots die set, and embossed just the white layer using a Cuttlebug folder which I have had for a long time, and I don't think this is available now either.

I finished by putting it all together and I added a piece of silver chain through the punched holes as a finishing touch.  Didn't think I needed an extra sentiment as the red tag and the background embossing are both covered in sentiments.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.







I am entering the following challenge:

Addicted to Stamps and More - No 243 Holiday.
Watercooler Wednesday - Gail's Christmas Challenge.





28 comments:

  1. Lovely card Pat! I like the clean and fresh look - and great to see you using your Playground prize. That really has to be about the very best Santa stamp on the market.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. So classy and loving that Father Christmas stamp in the grey. Amazing that you shape your own tags x Great texture on the embossing folder and love the subtlety of the sentiment on the red tag. Congratulations on being the guest designer x

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  3. Hi Pat,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What a very wonderful card, and your design is super.
    Love the wonderful embossing and that stamp is a great one to have in ones stash.
    Your tags are a wonderful shape.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  4. Oh Pat...I am so impressed that you hand cut these tags. What a great idea to make a template!
    I so love the Santa image...in fact i ampretty sure I have this small image of the traditional Jolly Santa from my youth. I remember seeing Santa images like this one on /christmas cards when i was a kid. You have brought back so many lovely memories!

    The versamark on your background tag is lovely and the embossed white mat is perfect with this. I also like that you cut it with the stitched rectangle die.

    Thanks for being my guest designer today and making such a lovely card for the rudolph Days Challenge.

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  5. I love this Santa stamp Pat and the great card you've made. The background embossing is lovely as well.
    Jean x

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  6. A really great image and love that you have done a double tag, great background and a super classy card.

    Kath x

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  7. Super Christmas card Pat. Fabulous design.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Flo x

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  8. A great way to use an embossed background and not obscure it. Pinning for future reference!

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  9. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot Pat. Your card is lovely and I like the idea of the double tag. That embossing folder is super. Thank you for your recent visit and kind comment. I'd meant to be back by now but it's been such a busy time. Barbxx

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  10. I love this magical Santa, Pat! He makes a perfect tag and I love that embossed background!

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  11. This turned out great with the dual tags, and that is one of my favorite Santa images ever! Love the pretty embossing and stitched dies!

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  12. This is a lovely card Pat and you can't beat a red and white colour theme at Christmas. Happy crafting, Sandra x

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  13. Very cheery Christmas card, I love that you stamped the image in grey instead of black. The embossed background is bright and clean, but interesting.

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  14. I spotted this stamp yesterday at Hobby Lobby and had to snatch it up! Thanks for the enabling, Pat!

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    1. Glad to be of service Bonnie. x

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  15. Classy & beautiful card!

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  16. Your double-tag makes a stunning card with that e/f and matting, Pat! Saving this one!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. I love this Santa! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

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  18. I have the larger image of this Santa and he's always my go to for Xmas cards. I love the fact that there is a smaller version. I love your card. The embossed background lets the Santa tab be the main star. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday

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  19. I love this card! It has so much detail and at the same time is still very CAS! Wonderful take on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

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  20. Love the red & white colour scheme! And the double tags are very effective to show off the Santa image. Thanks for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday.

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  21. beautiful! i can see why this santa image is so popular. i love the embossing and the text stamped with versa mark; i never think to do that but it looks fabulous so thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. What a lovely, festive card and I love the embossed background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  23. Lovely traditional looking card, with fab embossed background xxx

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  24. Very beautiful card. Love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at the ATSM challenges. All the very best. Nandini, DT

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  25. Classy & stunning, luv Sam x

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  26. Hi Pat! Popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved Honorable Addict recognition from ATSM!! Hugs, Darnell

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