Sunday, September 28, 2014

Rudolph Day-September

Rudolph Day hosted by Sarn rolls around every month on the 25th and if you read my post on the 25th you'll know that I had every intention of joining in on the first day.  That kind of didn't happen even though I had a customer ask me to make a Christmas card at my next workshop.  She didn't ask for any Christmas card though.  She asked me to use the Christmas Stag stamp, which looks like this:
People are quite ga-ga over this stamp, but it wasn't doing it for me. I thought it was neat enough looking but there was this vast empty space in my head about what to do with it.  I commented on my lack of ideas to my hubby and he said the most brilliant thing ever.
He said that I should string Christmas lights between the antlers.  He suggested this ribbon I used to have, but the key words are "used to have" and it wasn't by the right company anyway, but I knew I had stamps of Christmas lights and this card was born.  

I wasn't sure that I wanted to do this card at a workshop because who wants to wait around for 10 people to color each bulb with a marker... and you know someone will color the wrong color on a bulb and turn it a muddy color.
So I made this version of the card with the bulbs all one color.  Since that kind of made the image a bit more boring I jazzed up the background with some candy cane stripe.  I still wasn't sure I wanted to do this at a workshop.  It takes a stamp positioner to get the bulbs and the string in place and this card didn't really send me.

It did, however, give me lots of good ideas and the stag cards kept coming.  You'll have to stay tuned for tomorrow's post for more!  Meanwhile, go check out other people's Christmas cards and maybe even join it at the Rudolph Day Challenge.

The Fine Print: That last card? Yeah, the image is artistically placed on the card off center. No, that was not a mistake.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  All products by A Muse Studio. Stamps used--Christmas Stag, Very Merry Add Ons, and Handdrawn Trimmings; card stock used--evergreen, sugar, vanilla, and candy cane stripe; inks used--evergreen cherry, and Memento black; other supplies--Tombow markers and cherry dot twinkle stickers.


SARN said...

Those are too STAG-GERINGLY good Christmas cards there your Highness.

Thank you for playing along with RUDOLPH DAY.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandy said...

Hubby's idea looks great.

Sally H said...

wonderful Rudolf day cards, PJ! I love them, and the Christmas lights really do make them. Clever hubby and very clever you!

Joyce said...

Well, your husband sure had a great idea. Love those lights.

MaryH said...

This is a nifty image with the way the stag head has been created. Your DH was brilliant to suggest the string of bulbs - it really catches the eye. Loved that striped paper too. Very festive & bright. TFS

Kathleen said...

Huh wish I was married to a man like that lol.
Great cards and great idea, although I do like the multicoloured one best but I understand your reasoning.

Kath x

Leslie Hanna said...

Totally go with the colored lights. They could even DRAW them, like draped over the antlers. Well, they COULD.