Friday, 10 December 2010

Sparkly baubles ...

... are what I came up with for two challenges this week.  Cooking It Up with Katie - the recipe for this week is to show us Christmas, use some layers and have a bit of red.  The Little Red Wagon challenge was to use a die cut.  So I've combined both these challenges in one card.

I have a wonderful bauble punch from Stampin' Up!  - it's a lovely shape and fits their stamps perfectly.  I stamped three baubles in bright red; first I inked up the image with Versamark and then put the Distress ink on top of that.  Once I'd stamped the image I applied Kaleidoscope embossing powder and set this with my heat gut.  Result - three beautifully sparkling baubles.  This tip comes from Lisa - via the 12 Days of Christmas from Waltzingmouse.  I then used my punch to cut out the baubles.  Katie asked for layers - well I have two; the base card and the baubles!!  For the branch of the tree I used the wonderful Baroque stamp - makes a fab branch!!  Finally, I added a greeting and some strings and bows to hang the baubles.  Here it is -



Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Baroque, Delightful Decorations; Greeting - free from magazine
Inks:  Versamark;  Distress - Barn Door
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! - Bauble Punch; Stampendous - Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder

I'm all set up for Cubs and Scouts this evening - I think it's going to be fun.  I hope to take some photos of their cards to show you tomorrow.  See you then.

14 comments:

Paula said...

Love those baubles with the bauble punch & the Baroque branch is a splendid idea. Lovely classic colours too. Nice CAS with pizzazz! if I might say.
Paula (PEP)

Katie said...

Gorgeous ornaments!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Doreen said...

Fabulous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

Joanne said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Belinda said...

Oh so lovely!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very elegant, beautiful colors too! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

Hi Deborah Love this card. Like the embossing........

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you arranged the ornaments in tiers on the flourish stamp. Nice holiday card.

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous Deb! Love those glittery ornaments! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful! :)

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card - love the shimmery baubles :o) Lisa x

Joanne Leddy said...

These are soooo pretty! What a great use for the flourish stamp ... I love that set. Beautiful card. (I read your profile and had to smile - I had not heard of Pern in years! I read the whole series years ago ... thanks for the fond memories!)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Wow!! beautiful card!!! Love how you arranged the ornaments:) TFS

Carol said...

Love, love, LOVE this card! Fabulous! So elegant, yet so simple! Must keep this one on file for inspiration!

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