Friday, 25 November 2011

Baroque Noel

This afternoon I've been to Jacqueline's to get some crafting done, ignoring all the chores I should be doing!, but my excuse is that with lack of sleep through pain, I'm too tired to do anything ( except craft that is!!)

The card I've made is for the Simply Stampin Challenge where they have this sketch

and the colours are from the ColourQ challenge

This is the card, and although these colours are not associated with Christmas I was happy with the outcome. What do you think?

I turned the sketch on its side and stamped the swirl onto some white card, and then layered it on some brown card. I then cut 2 strips of cherry card in different thicknesses and laid them horizontally on a white card. I inked up just the NOEL sentiment on the SU roller and stamped it onto one end of a white card strip ( using the Stamp-a-ma-jig ) that was then matted onto brown card and positioned between the cherry strips. The swirl panel was then stuck vertically across the strips. I then stamped the gingerbread men, candy canes, and baubles onto white cards and cut them out. The baubles were placed on 3D pads and placed as if hanging from the swirls, and the gingerbread men in opposing corners of the card. The one cane was added to cover an ink mark, and the other to even out the picture.

Recipe : Card = Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and white card stock from my stash
Inks = Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Daffodil Delight
Stamps = Baroque Motifs, Jolly Jingles, and Hung Up on the Holidays ( borrowed from Jacqueline)
Extras = Stamp-a-ma-jig, and 3D pads

Thanks for looking at my blog today, and I hope you liked what you saw.

I hope you all have a good weekend, and I'll be back soon.


  1. Great use of the sketch Bev. I love the 'Noel' that you've added to one of the strips.
    Thanks for joining in the Simply Stampin' challenge.
    Kelly xx

  2. Great card, I love how you have used the florish to hold the Christmas decorations. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

  3. Such a sweet card Bev and a lovely warm colour scheme! That Baroque Motifs swirl is fab for dangling the canes and ornaments from! I absolutely adore the gingerbread man in the Hung Up on the Holidays set, so glad he made it onto your card, he's guaranteed to raise a smile!
    Thanks so much for taking part in the Simply Stampin' sketch challenge and I hope we see you again soon! Ruth x

  4. Hi Bev, Lovely card beautiful colours and the motifs swirl is beautiful just dangling so lovely:) Sandra H

  5. What a cute Christmas card, Bev! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  6. I think it works beautifully in these colours - particularly with the gingerbread men. This is such a gorgeous set! Vx

  7. Very cute card, Bev! Love those gingerbread men! Thanks for playing colourQ this week! :)

  8. Great use of these fall-ish colors for a Christmas card, Bev! It turned out so cute, and I love how you hung the ornaments on the flourish. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!


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