Friday, 21 November 2008

Another Christmas Card

This is a card I will be making at a workshop I am holding on the weekend.
There have been quite a few of these Christmas Bauble cards about in the blogging world so I thought I would have a go at making one myself. I have seen them done a few different ways but I don't think anyone has done them this way. What I have done is make a template by taking a piece of CS the same size as my card front and then punching out the three circles using the 1 inch, 1 1/4 inch and 1 3/4 inch circle punches exactly where I wanted them.
Here is a picture of my template. I then position it over my confetti white card base and sponge on purely pomegranate ink in a circular motion using a sponge dauber making one side of the circle darker than the other. I then stamped the swirly image from the Season of Joy stamp set (soon to be retired in the spring mini catalogue) onto the baubles while the template is still in place.
Below is a second template I made. To do the top of the bauble I used the word window punch on the edge of some scrap and the string was made using my scissors two cut two straight lines next to each other and removing the card stock in between.
I then remove the first template and mask off the baubles with the circles I created when I punched the first template. I place the second template at the top of each bauble and sponge in Encore Gold ink with a sponge dauber to make the bauble top and then do the same with the string template. You can then remove all your masks and finish off your card.
I have used a strip of the Holiday harmony DSP (spring mini) and stamped the sentiment from the Many Merry Messages stamp set in Purely Pomegranate and your done. The great thing about this card is you can re-use the templates to recreate the design over and over and they all come out the same.
If you live in the Dubbo area and would like to book a workshop or a stamp-a-stack and have a go at making this card please email me at to book.


Sue M said...

Ooh thanks for the 'how to' pics. I've gotta give those a go. The baubles look super. Cheers, Sue

Chenoa said...

Oh wow! So effective! I might need to give these a go sometime

sandie carter said...

This card is stunning. I have seen other sponged bauble cards but yours is the loveliest one I has seen.

Thansk for sharing how you did this. Love the darker edge on one side of each bauble - very effective!!