Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Christmas Bauble

Morning Bloggers.

Today I have card to share with you featuring the bauble from the Creative Expressions Christmas Swirl stamp set.

I stamped the bauble onto cream card using Jet Black Archival ink and quickly embossed it with clear powder. I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks - I used some matt and some mica ones. I cut the image out using a rectangle nestie and inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Cut & Dry Foam. I cut a gold mat out using a scalloped rectangle nestie.

I cut a longer piece of cream cardstock and randomly stamped one of the poinsettias from the Tatty Button Poinsettias stamp set in perfect medium all over the piece and on a triangle piece of card. I embossed these with clear embossing powder. I then added some Vintage Photo Distress Stain. The embossed images resisted the ink. I like the way it almost looks like I've stamped on wood. It's more effective in real life. Have a go - it's so easy! I matted these two pieces and a square piece of red card onto some gold.

I assembled the pieces as per the layout at Sketch Saturday this week but did not add it to my card blank.

I ran some super sticky tape along the appropriate place on the card and ruffled some Basque Red Vintage Ribbon along it. I wrapped the ends around the back and then fixed the design to a 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards card blank.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Sketch Saturday - Week 180
Make It Monday #62
Papertake Weeky Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.



  1. Stunning card and LOVE the glittery Bauble Julia. Saw this on MIM..Faye

  2. Lovely card,
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  3. A very eelgant and beautiful xmas card - love it! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  4. This is really pretty. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x


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