Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Baroque Christmas

I've not had much time for crafting again lately, but yesterday it was our craft club day, and for once I managed to make, not just one card, but three.....I know, amazing!!( mind you, it's all down to Jacqueline who did all the hard work and prepared all the elements for us)

I'll show you those later, but first here is a card that I'll be entering into the CAS-ualfridays challenge #27 where the design or embellishments go over the edge of the base card.

As I've used traditional Christmas colours of red, green, and gold I'll also be entering it to the Make My Monday challenge #23, where Christmas is their months theme, and this week it's Traditional or Vintage.

So here it is

I started by drawing around a bauble card of my friend Louise, on some red card and cut it out. The flourish was Versamark stamped on it and heat embossed with gold powder and then gems randomly added. The same flourish was then stamped in green on a 5" square white card that had opposing corners rounded, before the bauble was placed slightly overhanging the edge, as if tied to the green branch behind it. The finishing touches were the gold bow and stamped red sentiment. 

Recipe:  Card = Real Red and Whisper White
Stamps = Baroque Motifs and sentiment ( Jacqueline's)
Inks = Versamark and Real Red
Tools = Heat gun and Xcut corner rounder
Extras = Gold embossing powder, ribbon, and gems

Here's one of the festive cards we made at our workshop. I love that it's so pretty yet so simple to make, and again in the traditional red and green colours.

I'll show you the others in my next post ( if you'd like to pop back?)

Thanks for looking at my blog today, and I'll be back soon with some more projects.


  1. Hi, Both cards are just gorgeous:) Sandra H

  2. That Jacqueline is a dynamo! Your bauble looks gorgeous embossed with that fab swirl in gold Bev and I love the addition of the little gems. The wreath is beautiful too and so effective. Vx

  3. Wow, these are both gorgeous! LOVE the bling--you can never go wrong with rhinestones! :) That wreath is totally fabulous!!! :)

  4. Your cards are fantastic! That first one really packs a punch with the big beautiful and bold ornament. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!

  6. Gorgeous card Bev - thanks for joining in again at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  7. Hi Bev....both cards are great. The traditional red and green looks fabulous with the starkness of the white card. Great to see you at MMM again this week. Suzanne

  8. Hi Bev
    Gorgeous cards .....Stunning...
    Hugs sylvie

  9. Really lovely cards Bev and love the clean and simple designs.
    Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and lovely to see you.
    Fliss xx


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