Morning my crafty friends! Ah yes, back to Christmas today! Only a short break, I did say. I have used the new baubles that come as part of the Christmas Tree set. They are lovely and scrolly and just plain bite sized! I started by stamping my bold sentiment in Black Archival ink on milk card. I used the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder by Couture Creations to emboss the detail into this piece. I cut an aperture using a plain oval from my taupe card and then a slightly smaller oval from some black card. I matter the two together to form one aperture for my sentiment and baubles. I cut both of the bauble dies from some deep red card and a tiny scrap of black card to use as a "hanger" piece for them. I centred my sentiment so that it was to the right of the opening, leaving room for one of my baubles next to it. I added foam mounting pieces to the back of the aperture piece to raise it for dimension. I added the other bauble piece on to the top card and had it hanging down into the opening. I cut a strip of black card and then cut one of the Holly accent borders in red to go atop it. I taped that to the left of the opening and added a messy bow made from the red vintage ribbon. I added two black pearl pins and a fancy button from my ever growing stash of buttons (yes, I am addicted!) I cut one of the larger Holly corners for the upper right. I matted all of this with a piece of milk card, then added my pierced mat in black to complete the card. I really do like these non traditional colours for Christmas, are they getting you in the mood for making some seasonal cards?
Just a reminder that Sam Poole will be on C & C today at 9am and 3pm with her new Artful Ladies and Journaling Sentiment stamps. Be sure to tune in and see her great demos and samples! All for now, Sue x