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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Christmas Baubles

Hi Bloggers

It is a grey, wet Saturday here and we don't really have any plans for the weekend which is unusual for us. So it will be nice to catch up on a few jobs round the house.

This card and tag came about because I was making wedding invitation samples, in white and blue, to show to our niece as she has asked me to make her invites. So on my table there was lots of blue and white card and I had a new bauble die that came free with a magazine that I wanted to try.


I made the background by inking some white card with Stormy Sky Distress ink and then stamping over  it with a star stamp using Perfect Medium. After that I heat embossed the stars with a silver embossing powder. The stamp is by Sam Poole and gives a lovely random starry effect.


The baubles I cut and embossed in white card and I made a blue backing from some of the off cuts from the invites I had been making. To the centre of each bauble I added and CS 5mm flat back pearl.  The pine branches were cut with a Sue Wilson die.


I haven't really been much into making tags. But because there were so many scraps left around on my table it seemed silly not to use them. Also if I give this card to someone who I usually give a present to I will have a matching tag to use. Maybe I should start making wrapping paper as well.

I hope you have a great weekend whatever you are doing. Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Happy crafting

Hugs Jackie



22 comments:

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the colour scheme, the backing is great too with the little stars. Great bauble die - all the better being free, I love mine.
Hugs,
Bev xx

Alison59 said...

Brilliant...and using up your scraps into the bargain :-)

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card and tag Jackie
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Love the leaves on this card, Id really like that die :D

Laine said...

Fabulous card and tag Jackie. I love this cutting die.
Laine
xx

pam said...

hi Jackie, beautiful card and matching tag, love the bauble and pine branch dies.
hugs pam

Dawn said...

Just gorgeous Jackie! I love that you used scraps to make up your amazing card & tag! The die cut is fab too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Brawny x said...

Wow just stunning. Love the bauble die x

Andree said...

A wonderful card and tag Jackie. I love how you created the background and the die-cut baubles look fabulous x

Lizzies said...

Fantastic card and tag love everything about it.

Jackie said...

What a lovely matching pair :o)
Jackie xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Jackie I like the idea of the matching tag and what a great card too. As for the wrapping paper, well the background stamp would definitely fit the bill! Take care love Diane xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous Christmas card Jackie xx Jan

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card and matching tag....Great use of wrapping paper...Joolsx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So beautiful! I just love the way the embossing and glitter makes a hint of pizazz. Gorgeous die cuts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie I love the card and the Tag Love the theme. The pine branch and the baubels are lovely.

Teighan

Alyx said...

These are so pretty! Lovely use of die cuts. xx

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Nataliascraft said...

gorgeous card and tag, love it x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card & tag Jackie, love the colours & use if the dies, hugs Carole Z xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving your clean and crisp look on your gorgeous card... and a tag to match! Those little stars are just so cute! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Sam K said...

Love the fact they match and loving those branches! hugs x

Somerset Wedding Gal said...

Gorgeous, I love the snowflake detail in the middle!