Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rudolph Day

It's time for this month's Rudolph Day challenge.  I had great intentions to do some wonderful things with the Christmas stamps in this set.   I've not used them before so this would give me a chance to try them out.
However when it came time for the reality the only stamp that I felt like playing with was the toy soldier and even then I had to try a dozen different things before I came up with something I liked.  Twice, since the challenge calls for two cards.
I kept them pretty basic since that's my style and anything else would have been madness. In the end I was quite pleased with both of them.  And who knows what next month will bring. Maybe I'll try out the other  holiday stamps in that set!

The Fine Print: Stamps by Tim Holtz, because you couldn't figure that out from the photo, oval dies by Spellbinders, holly leaf dies by A Muse Studio, ribbons and bling from my stash. And yes, you've seen many of the other stamps in action on my blog; it is just the holiday ones I haven't used before.

16 comments:

Sherry said...

Two gorgeous cards there - love the choice of background papers and the toy soliders look so different from each other.

I have the toy solider sizzix die and love it - reminds me of the children's story of the same name xx

Irene said...

Brilliant Judy, a perfect card for a little or big child. The different coloured papers match perfectly, and the holly looks fab.
luv
irene
xxxx

Krisha said...

Both are gorgeous, but I think the blue is my favorite. The colors really pop on both.

Cherie said...

The basic-ness of your cards lets the stamp shine on it's own. I like how you made them look so different by changing up the color scheme.

jimlynn said...

I love that little toy soldier - and especially in all the bright blue! Two wonderful cards for Christmas now and both so pretty. Can't beat that!
Lynn

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cute cards! Adorable image - love the two different colour schemes. Your sparkly ribbon is very nice too.

SARN said...

Some of them there stamps look a bit tricky to use (skull one for instance) . . . but I love what you've made with the toy soldier. Very graphic. And cool.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Now you have me humming the toy drummer boy tune. I know different toy but very similar. Love both cards. Nicely done.

Greta said...

I've wished that stamp set was in my collection--love how you used the toy soldier for both of these great cards!

Lynn said...

I love that soldier. The simplicity of the base card lets the image be the focal point, as it should be. Fantastic cards. Lynn x

Jenny L said...

Hi Judy,
fabulous 2 creations for the Rudolf day. These stamps look so great.
Love your super papers used in these creations.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jan Frances said...

Lovely cards. I like the soldier! The background papers are really nice bold colours x Jan x

Hettie said...

These are beautiful. I have the large version of this but I think the mini is so cute. Two super cards here.
Hugs
xxx

Kathleen said...

Well I for one would love to see a Christmas card made with the skeleton and graveyard images, no idea what you would put for the sentiment maybe Have a dead good Christmas !lol
Great idea to choose the toy soldier one and two cracking cards you have made with it, both fabulous colourways

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Your little soldier looks fabulous. Great colour choices on each of these cards!

Two more, done and dusted!

butterfly said...

Two extremely smart uniforms. I've some blueprints I never seem to get around to stamping, so even using one stamp in the set you're ahead of me and my good intentions...
Alison x