Monday, August 25, 2014

August Rudolph Day


Happy Monday folks! It's the 25th of the month and that means it's time for the August Rudolph Day challenge. The requirement is to make 2 Christmas cards and share them in one post. For my cards I used SU! card stocks in gumball green, red, and crumb cake, and added a strip of SU! dsp for a horizontal border. The image is Hero Arts wired star, and was embossed with gold and cut with SB squares. The sentiment is also from SU! and was embossed with gold. For this version I added 2 gold brads to the top....


And for this version, I added 2 diamond-shaped brads to the bottom.


Here they are side-by side.

That's 2 more to add to the stash and I'm happy about that because now that summer is rapidly drawing to a close, Christmas is just around the corner! Yep, it happens every year the same way :)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great week ahead!

Carol

18 comments:

Benzi said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, Carol. I love that wired star image and the paper used for your border is perfect.

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, I am loving both of these cards! That star is simply beautiful and I bet it is even more beautiful in person embossed in the gold. Love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Linda said...

Two yummy cards. Just love the colors and how the gold pops! tfs!!!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are so beautiful! I love that wired star and your embossing just brings it to life. Love both!
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You always do such beautiful work with that star. I love the box you made me using it!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous cards! The colors and your crisp embossing are lovely. I like the different brads in different places. They really add that something extra.

nwilliams6 said...

Great challenge - super way to get your Christmas card stash built up. Love the image - so stellular - lol. Hugz

mamapez5 said...

Too right Carol. The months are just rushing by. I like the simplicity of your card. It is a lovely stamp. Kate x

LesleyG said...

LOve that wired star, and your layering is fab xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

This is a very elegant card!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous image and great stamping the green and red looks brilliant with the gold and the lovely papers.

Kath x

JD/ Jill said...

I agree with Mary Anne, I always like the cards you make with this stamp too. It's a really neat image...Makes great Christmas cards...

Irish Cherokee said...

Great cards Carol. The perfect Christmas cards. - Jim

scrappymo! said...

Two lovely cards, Carol. I love that star stamp!

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous cards Carol, I do like the traditional colours. The wired star stamp looks lovely with the gold embossing.
Jean x

Jan Frances said...

Really love that wired star. Fab cards xx

MaryH said...

Two awesome cards. Love that brilliant gold wired star against that vivid traditional red. It sparkles. Love the dp border and looks easy to mail as well. The calligraphy gold script is so pretty with the star. This is a stamp I've not seen before. Pretty. TFS & Hugs

SARN said...

Hi Carol

I'm playing catch up after returning from holiday - hence the late comment!

WOW - I love the traditional colours you've used here and isn't that gold wired star beautiful?

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx