Christmas in June! I know - not my fault though. I have shows today on Ideal World at 11am with Dave and on Create & Craft at 4pm with Paul. Hope you can join me.
I have to say I have struggled a bit with the prep for this one - just can't get into Christmas cardmaking just yet! Anyway, here's my favourite from the cards I have made (did take me a few hours of faffing around to complete it!), and hopefully my first demo at 11am.
For the background, I randomly stamped the Small Beaded Bauble from the To Die For range (I have asked for some of these from my Amazon Store) using Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I then stamped the 'Peace' sentiment from the Creative Expressions Winter Greetings Stamp Set using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations New Year Dove Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Spun Sugar using Cut n Dry Foam.
I popped some Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto some pastel pink card and cut a Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament. I peeled off the backing and covered with Glass Micro Beads. I cut 4 of the largest dies from the Spellbinders 2011 Snowflake Pendant out of Coconut White Card. I inked through the die with Spun Sugar on all of them. I left 2 of them whole and fixed them together using 3D Foam offsetting them slightly. I trimmed the long pointy bits off on the other 2 and scored them across the centre. I made a cut to the centre of each and mountain and valley folded them. I glued them together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. I cut one of the Catherine Wheel style dies from the 2011 Snowflake Pendant set and inked through the die with Spun Sugar. I cut a small snowflake die from the 2012 Snowflake Pendant die set, removed from the die and inked the edges with Spun Sugar. I assembled the rosette on top of the bauble as shown adding an 8mm White Pearl.
White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon around the card toward the right hand side. I ran a strip of pastel pink card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Star Pere Noel Embossing Folder. I rubbed some Pearl Moon Gilding Wax over it.
I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Miracle Ornaments Stamp Set using Plum Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Holly Accents and inked through the die with Spun Sugar.
Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.
Thanks for stopping by.