Monday, July 25, 2016

Christmas in July - Rudolph Days

I have two cards to share today, both using peg stamps and the same sketch I found that is dated 2013.  I have been doing a lot of muted colors and that is the card that I completed first.

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This card uses just 2 peg stamps plus a sentiment.  It was really fun to make and I thought it looked really traditional with the sponging all over the card.

Then I decided to try something brighter.



This card also uses peg stamps, but I chose a white card base, brighter colors and only sponged right next to the stamping.  That sponging is a great way to fill the the gaps and ground those tiny images in place.  



This would be a really easy card to make multiples.  I used my circle punch instead of dies, because it is simply so much faster.  The sentiment circle is popped up to draw attention to it.

Supplies: Rubber Stamp Tapestry Pine Branch Border and Holiday Stockings sets, Sentiment from October Afternooon Silent Night, Avery Elle inks in Celery, Mermaid, Truffle, Strawberry,  Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Tea Dye, Tim Holtz by Sizzix Embossing folder

I would love to participate in the following challenge:
Rudolph Days - July
SimonSaysStamp Monday - Add some texture

24 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are really pretty Heidi! I love the embossing and the stamping! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Heidi, I love the technique of the 3 circles overlapping and the peg stamps you've used.

Sue xx

Mac Mable said...

Such cute and beautiful cards. Love those peg stamps and you've used them fabulously, thank you for sharing x

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards, a great way to use peg stamps
Jane

mamapez5 said...

These are so pretty. I think I shall dig out my peg stamps now. It is ages since I used them, but you have inspired me. Kate x

MaryH said...

Love the colorations in BOTH versions of this card. What a lovely way to use the peg stamps to create the wreath of the ornaments...(I'll agree with Mamapez, I should try to use some of the peg stamp sets collected over the years!) Lovely cards. TFS

Cat Craig said...

Heidi, I think I lean toward the brighter second card...I love bold colors. Your first feels more vintage and the second more modern. So glad you made both versions.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two pretty cards and I especially like the first one with it's vintage colours. The embossing folder that you've used makes a wonderful frame for your baubles. Sandra X

Pat said...

These are both very pretty Heidi and the combination of little stamps works beautifully and is very pretty against the lovely embossed and inked background of the first, and the more subtle application on the second which gives a brighter finish. Thank you for joining us for the July Rudolph Days Challenge. x

lostinpaper said...

Those peg stamps look like so much fun, love how you created two versions of the same design, they are both so beautiful!

Christine said...

Great use of the peg stamps, circles would be easy to make ahead. Love bright colours so the 2nd card is my choice. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Great use of the peg stamps, circles would be easy to make ahead. Love bright colours so the 2nd card is my choice. Thanks for sharing.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Two wonderful card. Beautiful and delicate. I love their colors.
Great inspirations.
Hugs,
BozenA

Beth Norman said...

Love to see how peg stamps are used as I don't have any. Your brightly coloured one rocks my world.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely stamping and pretty layout, love the touch of embossing on the card base too

Linby said...

these are so beautiful and such unusual designs. love the background embossing.

KandA said...

Both gorgeous Rudolph Days cards. Fabulous design with the stamped circles against the embossed background xx

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty Christmas card. I love the look you have created with the peg stamps. The shading works very well to ground this sweet stamps.

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards and love the peg stamps, haven't the nerve to try them myself, like the simple greeting.

Kath x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful cards! Great design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful cards...clean and simple and your textured backgrounds makes your stamped circles stand out beautifully...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Alison C said...

These are gorgeous. I do love small stamps and you have used them beautifully, with lovely inky accents too.

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, two beautiful cards to add to your stash for Christmas, love the traditional look to the cards... have a great week... Megan

Deb Bradley said...

Love your elegant designs Debbs xx