Sunday 23 December 2012

Baubles Squares

I made a batch of these cards using the Delightful Decorations stamp set from Stampin' up and also another bauble from one of their retired sets.  The red baubles were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed using Stampendous red tinsel embossing powder and the green baubles were stamped with VersaMagic aloe vera chalk ink. Dazzling diamonds glitter was added to the green baubles without a patterned centre so that all the baubles had glitter on them.  They were attached to the card using foam pads.

The colour scsheme for this one was taken from the backing paper which is from a Papermania pad I bought a few years ago and works well with Stampin' up's old olive and certainly celery colours.  Nestabilitie dies were used to cut the large and small squares and the sentiment in the small squares is stamped from the Dawn Bibby stamp set Warm Wishes.

For embellishments pearls, gems, a ribbon and bows punched using a Martha Stewart punch were added.  Promarkers were used to colour clear gems and, although the white squares were embossed with a random dot embossing folder to add texture, thread was wrapped around the layers too to break the block of white behind each bauble.

This project was a great way to used up lots of scraps of white card and could be adapted to any colour scheme.  Using the tinsel embossing powder gave the card lots of sparkle.

Thanks for reading today


  1. This is very pretty... and creative too!

  2. I love your Christmas cards Liz, very effective and beautiful colours...gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. These are wonderful cards! Found your blog on Make It Monday.

  4. Great baubles,love them both. Thanks for playing along with Crafting For All Seasons

  5. Lovely cards Liz!! Thank you for joining our sparkle challenge at Inky Impressions

    hugs Vicky xxx

  6. these are gorgeous liz,fab colours and i love the stylish baubles :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Love these cards, clever idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  8. Great idea for a Christmas card. Thanks for sharing.

    I saw you at MIM (my projects are 78 and 218).

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hugs, Keti.

  9. Thank you for joining us this time for our RED GREEN and SPARKLY Challenge at
    Crafting for all Seasons .
    Your cards is fabulous , I wish you a Happy New Year Good Luck Hugs Elaine

  10. Lovely cards. Great layout. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  11. A fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x