Tuesday, 20 August 2013

3D Bauble

 Morning all!  Christmas in all its glory today with a 3D bauble card.  I had a good time with this one once I figured out how to make it work!  I cut an aperture using the 2010 Christmas Ornament.  I embossed the remaining background  with the Holiday Magic embossibility folder.  Next I cut three of the ornaments with the Heartfelt Ornamental Add- On piece inside so they created frames.  Now the trick in doing this card is since you have to cut them separately and the inside die might not be in exactly the same position each time, so to "hide" that, I used the smaller ornament die size  to emboss the pattern into the frame between the outside and inside edge.  The reason being is so your eye will pick up any differences in the frames as the extra embossed line.   It will become evident as you begin to fold each of the pieces to tape them back to back, that the inside cuts may be slightly different.  I taped a piece of red card behind my aperture opening then assembled my ornaments so they were folded then taped back to back.  I glued the back halves of the ornaments to the red card within the aperture, then holding the ornaments open, I glued the Ornamental Add on piece in the centre so you can see it from between the ornaments (that is hard to explain so I hope it made sense!)  I cut several of the holly pieces from the set and added flatback pearls to them and Iced Snow to all the leaves.  I arranged them at the bottom of the card.  I tied a double bow from the white frilly edged ribbon and added it at the top of the ornaments.  I added some pearls on a string (from my stash) and a red grosgrain ribbon rose to the centre.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced inner layer.  Although the card is rather dimensional, it does fold flat for posting!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" n size.  All for now, Sue x







145 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, a definite must=do

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, as Pam says, stunning! Love Jean xxx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Wow what an amazing card - it looks fantastic. Aside from the amazing bauble I love the iced holly.
Lisa x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely beautiful
definately must try if I can figure
it out, sounds complicated but it is very early will read again later.
Nancyd xx

Rose in Chester said...

Morning Sue,
I'm with Nancyd, read it through twice and still haven't got it. Would like to try it though.
Hugs, Rose

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you a really wow card must try take care Kitty

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful christmas card thank you tracy w x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This is such a beautiful card.and one I must try. I think it's one of the techniques that will be easier to work out when your actually doing it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Cee Bee said...

Morning Sue, sounds complicated but looks gorgeous
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card! It looks tricky to do but definitely worth the effort. I echo earlier comments about the holly.
Anne O

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card, and well worth the effort. Bx

cuilliesocks said...

Truly stunning card Sue, beautiful dies and design, Kate x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card its so elegant. I think i will be having ago at this one. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Oh what a beautiful beautiful gift today!!!!
The colour scheme so so Seasonal (sorry cannot bring myself to say the C word yet despite making cards)and the format so elegant, classic and so OoooooooH so beautiful.
Having given us a couple of days with simple format you have certainly excelled today in a very tricky and difficult one but I will take up the challenge!!
Janet x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is magnificent today, the beautiful red and white, and the fabulous bauble is 'centre stage'. I will definitely be trying this one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

kimberley said...

Beautiful xmas card Sue -looking forward to loads more of them !!take care,x.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous,will definitely be trying this out.
Love Jan x x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning Christmas card love this one will be trying out this one for very special Christmas cards.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love it. My list of Must Trys has just got bigger!
Rgs
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card. I think, looking closely at the pictures, its probably not as tricky as it sounds. . . . . .famous last words lol!
Have a good day. x

Annie said...

You are amazing, Sue. Taking dies, using them in such different ways and creating such stunning cards! This card is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, WOW it is beautiful, have a good day Edwina

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Stunning! Looks quite complicated but definitely one to try for those special cards. Might be easier once you're actually making it ( although for me I doubt it LOL)

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW Stunning card love the beautiful bauble must try to get my head around it this early in the morning.
Hugs
Carol x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue a stunning card today I don't know where you get all your inspiration from you are amazing. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A fantastic card today.I will read it through again when my brain catches up with my body,it is definitely a must try.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Nanny Jo said...

WOW, Sue...that's amazing! It would need a bit of practice, though.. :)
Jo xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another amazing card which looks very complicated butwill have to give it a go and see. Love the red and white colours too very chrismassy can't wait now, hee hee.
Alison B. x

Sue Dunn said...

Good. Or ing Sue. Beautiful card again this morning. I would have spoilt it with red pearls. I wish I ad you flair. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this style of card, 3d element is similar to the fancy holiday tree ones that went around last year (if I read it correctly). Loving the holly leaves too.
Donna Jones

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card, I love this. Thank you for the info on covering any uneven matching of the frames "absolutely brilliant suggestion"
Will give this one a go.
Have a Great Day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, a lot of good ideas
Audrey x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunner of a Christmas card today and like other it is going to be a must do. Have a great day.

Love June
xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Christmas card, will give it a go with the bauble dies I have.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Hellma said...

Stunning.

karenlotty said...

As Cee Bee says sounds complicated I don't have these dies so can't work out the instructions prob easier to work out as u try it I love it though

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue All I can say is WOW WOW WOW what a brilliant card and I absolutely love everything about it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love this - Such a great 3d effect

nuttinanni said...

how pretty and sue original, adore it Cheryl x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card. Will be copying.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Absolutely stunning! A very special card. Love it
Hugs Sue x

hollyberry said...

A definite WOW card but sounds complicated-maybe another couple of read throughs and I will get my head around the how to!

Sandybee said...

A truly gorgeous card today Sue but not sure I've got my head around the instructions yet.

XX Sandra

Marion said...

stunning card Sue but would prefer a pointsettia instead of the rose .
Marion H

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card. I have got these dies so will have a go. x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Absolutely stunning, will be giving it a try, probably easier when you are actually making it, have all the ingredients so no excuse to not make this special card. Thank you for your inspiration.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, will give it a try

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Today's card is so lovely in the cream and red, and the fact that it is just a touch in the background, this addition of colour really works for me as it always looks more designer than it being big huge mats of the contrasting colour.
Really must get eyes checked as thought Lisa said "iced Lolly" and i couldn't think where the lolly was. Opticians me thinks is well over due a visit.
Have a great day
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I need these Dies...... when you were demoing them I was fascinated with the Ornament you showed!
A beautiful card, and so much detail!
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Delightful card, Sue - particularly like the sparkly holly flourish.
Sounds too complicated for moi, so will just sit back and marvel at your talent!!

'P' in Wales

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous Sue. Absolutely stunning card, you´re such a clever bunny, that´s for sure.

Jean Z said...

I love this card Sue will have a go love Jean Z xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, can't quite work this one out and would probably be easier if I had the dies to work through the instructions. The "iced" leaves look great. Love from Jackie D

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Clare x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I just love this card and will have a go if I can figure it out.
Love Val x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
This card is brilliant, I don't have this die, but I must try this design, it's stunning.
Love from Jackie XXX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !! What an amazing card !! I absolutely love it all. I have the heirloom dies but not the heartfelt creations ones. Their holly dies are really beautiful but I am more than happy with my spellbinder holly accents and motifs. A fab colour scheme for me as I love traditional christmas colours. I will to try out the 3d bauble though. thanks for your fab ideas and endless inspiration love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Stunning, will have to have a go at this one.

Mol x

vivjose said...

Hello Sue - first comment!
Really lovely card, maybe try with a small poinsetta

Janice Wallace said...

If anyone sent me this card it would have pride of place on my display. WOW
Janice W

Laura O said...

fantastic card ,this is the nicest bauble in my opinion and one still on my wish list.Laura O

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

What a stunning Christmas card, absolutely stunning. Love it all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a fantastic card, so stunning and elegant, really beautiful I love everything about this card, I will be trying this out definitely.
Margaret corgi owner

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue

As others have said, another fab card to add to the 'to do' or 'try to do' list!

Take care

Christine

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!That says it all.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and design, love the 3d bauble. Emma

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What an elegant Christmas card! So beautiful. Like many others I think it may be easier to follow the instructions while actually making the card. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Doh!! not been on the blog recently....been searching for baby buffoloes!!! forgot to sign my blog reply. Can you guess which one it is? lol Mabex

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card love the red and cream together, I think this one is a must try for me, love it. Take care, Jess xx

nattyboots said...

Awww WOW Fantastic

Elaine H X

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card, think this is one for me to try, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Simply WOW...You are so clever. Just love it and thank you for sharing x

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Such a fabulous card - I think I too will be giving this one a go. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, really like the card but unlike some brave ladies, I'll pass on this card.
X Ros

Kate's Cards said...

Stunning!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Your card blew me away this morning it's truely stunning. Love the heirloom dies....must give this a try. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Love Sheila xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good morning sue another stunner today,love everything about it.
Smiles
Ita

Clarissa said...

I'm lost for words. Gorgeous as usual.
Clarissa. X

TOB said...

this is a definite must do card. love the 3d and a beautiful rose as always. hugs x

Lacelady said...

Wow, this is a stunner! I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for the idea, Sue.

utilitygirl said...

Really lovely card Sue - very striking

Sandy G said...

Beautiful card with timeless elegance. Thank you for sharing.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautifully, love it. X

Marianna Hammer said...

What an adorable Christmas card :)

Debbie Tinks said...

Stunning card Sue lovely must try .X
Happy Crafting

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Pretty card and love what you did with the holly leaves.
Frances

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an amazing card Sue, it looks fantastic. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, will have a go at this technique may take a while to get my head round it, the 2010 bauble dies I think are the best shape I love them. Loving the traditional colours.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Lydia.
X

Erica said...

Splendid card Sue, in lovely Christmas colours.
Erica x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, WOW a beautiful card. I love it. Not sure I could make it even though I have the 2010 bauble die.

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a lovely card and again another clever technique. I think I need a private demonstration to work this one out though I'll give it a whirl. xx

darcydaydream said...

Morning Sue...just..lol...This one is a truly spectacular card.
Christine in Darcy...xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow i really do like this card i like the dies used as well ... oh no another set of dies i need lol. hugs sarah xx

jessie said...

HI SUE
YOUVE DONE IT ONCE MORE. YOUR CARE
IS SO BEAUTIFUL. JUST WISH I HAD YOUR TALENT.

Lindsay Martin said...

really lovely card, and the iced holly is gorgeous xx

CraftyJo said...

Wow, I had to read that several times and study the close-ups but...I understand now :) It's a lovely card, thanks for explaining it so thoroughly.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice, though a bit complicated for liitle ol me, but will have a go anyway.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jax said...

Ohhhhhhhhh Sue,What an absolute STUNNER!This is the best card ever,very special. Jackie. x

Joanne2403 said...

So pretty, really delicate and elegant, lovely way to use the dies, tfs Sue

Jackie Meechan said...

What a stunning gorgeous card, though don't think I could do it, but may have a try for one very special card!

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. Have not quite figured this out, so will study it later. Hugs. Jan. x

Margie said...

Another briliant card, you're techniques never fail to amaze me, thank you for your inspiration, Marg x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This card is absolutely stunning. I bought the stamps with the holly in along with the dies. I'm eagerly awaiting there arrival. I shall look forward to making this card. Hope mine looks as good as yours.

Susan White said...

Very pretty card - if only I had enough time to make all my Christmas cards look like this!

Thanks, Susan

Janice K said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! Love everything about it, one for me to have a go at on my return home. Thank you for the great ideas Sue. x

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
Such a stunning card darling, I love these 3D ornament ones, hugs, Vick xx
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weefortune said...

Simply stunning card today Sue.
Have a Great Day Elaine x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the bauble!

Joanne K said...

Wow, Sue this is fabulous. Really stunning. Kind regards Joanne K x

Shazza said...

this is wonderful x

lynda said...

Beautiful stunning card Sue i love it .Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anonymous said...

Really love this one

magpie said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous, stunning card Sue. I love everything about it! I'm not and never have been very good at putting things together as such but I've got a wonderful techno wizzard of a husband who will work it out for me....how lucky am I? Thank you so much Sue for your inspiration xx Love Karen xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, this is so very beautiful. I am definately going to have a go at this one. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Helen Barker said...

Wow.What a stunner.
Helen Bx

Karen said...

A stunning card that would make a real statement on anyone's mantelpiece at Christmas.
Luv
Karen xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Beautiful card Sue, what a great idea for the centres.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. An amazing card. Looks quite complicated to make but absolutely stunning. Xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful and sophisticated. I could definitely envisage doing versions on this theme for my Christmas cards this year. Love the holly swirl!
Sue

jeffrey bubbles said...

Very good design today. Pretty bauble etc. Love it xxxxKathy

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card!! I abssolutely love it. Thanks for sharing. Love & Hugs Sam xxx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, wow you've done it again , today's card is beautiful not sure I quite understand the working out yet but hopefully it will come together when I try it out (let's hope so ) . Love the colours you have used a very classy Christmas card for someone special I think. Thank you .
Hugs
Jean D
P.s.looking forward to more c. Cards x

Sonia Jones said...

Fab card. Hugs Sonia x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the white on white and that ornament is stunning

nannapat said...

Oooh! gorgeous card Sue. Pat x

sued99 said...

Like the colour combination a lot. Lovely card.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great card fancy having a go at this one.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS CARD. THINK I AM GOING TO HAVE TO BUY SOME STRINGS OF PEARLS. THIS ONE I AM GOING TO HAVE TO TO TRY.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, stunning card, love everything about it. Got my DVD from Aberdeen today and it's great - so many tips - thank you. I also really appreciated the accompanying sheet which gives the materials and dies used for every card.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Good Evening, Really late today, been looking after grandchildren to day.
Love this card, I know my friends would love to recieve a card like this so this will be going in my C cards ideas.
Take care, love Brenda Lel xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Evening, Really late today, been looking after grandchildren to day.
Love this card, I know my friends would love to recieve a card like this so this will be going in my C cards ideas.
Take care, love Brenda Lel xxx

Vie Carter said...

a very striking card and colours are great

Vie
x

minx said...

Hi Sue
I love this card too beautiful colours xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
An absolutely stunning card. I love the dimention on the bulb its beautiful.
Kayleigh B xx

tanya oakey said...

Morning Sue...WOW, what a beautiful card! Think, only think I may have got this...OK, so it took several read throughs, lol...the truth, as they say, will be in the pudding...or finished card in this case! X

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love it and love these dies xx hazel

Joanna Dickson said...

This is a real wow card for me. I love it. I haven't got these dies, but its got to be one to get in the future. You're so clever.
Love
Jo x

Diane Mortimer said...

This is lovely, I recently bought these dies, cant wait to have a play :-)
Diane from Glasgow

carole jeffery said...

Bought these dies recently, must try this. Lovely card

caroline said...

a really stunning card
caroline x

mazzer said...

Morning Sue. This is stunning. Got this die in my local shop ready to collect. Maybe I will be pinching this idea. Hugs
Marilyn xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue
I'm still out in St Lucia and internetonot very stable here so forgive my lack of comments! This is stunning I love everyrhing about it.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

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