Wednesday, 20 October 2010



Wild Orchid (8) - Pastels
Passion For Promarkers (74) - Christmas Card in Pink or Purple And White

At craft club this week we were challenged to make Christmas cards with a choice of three different stamps (unfortunately I didn't note who made the stamps). As I am a slow worker I only got to make one card using this lovely bauble stamp. I started making the background paper by using the heat embossed resist technique and if you get a microscope and look very, very carefully you might just see the baubles stamped on it. Having stamped and embossed the small baubles I then sponged over it with blue, mauve and silver ink before wiping it all dry. I am rather pleased with the effect I achieved. The main baubles have been coloured with Promarkers and the one in front has been glittered with Glamour Dust and 3D'd. The greeting is simply stamped and layered. The flowers and holly leaves have been punched and gems added to the flowers. That's it, hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Large Bauble Stamp - Unknown from a friend
Small Bauble Stamp - Magazine Freebie
Greeting Stamp - LOTV


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Christine,
This is a beautiful card. Simple layout but gorgeous baubles and embossing. I love it.
Fiona x

Leanne said...

Fantastic creation!!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes challenge this week - we have 4 amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Hope to see you there!

Leanne xx

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous, adorable card.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card. Love the baubles and your colouring is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sue C said...

Lovely card Christine, the delicate colours are really pretty. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Chris,
This looks gorgeous & oh so elegant. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

TG said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Kim said...

Such a beautiful card Chris. I love the ornaments they are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Julie said...

Lovely classy Christmas card, Chris! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a fab purple christmas card. Thank you for joining us t PfP this week, and good luck.
Hugs, Anja