Monday 8 July 2019

Christmas Card Club - Card 14/2019 - Christmas Baubles

Hello Everyone,

Finally, back after our holiday in North Yorkshire - memorable in many ways, not least for the cold I caught from the EM who'd become poorly just before we hit the road south. Unfortunately. because I have asthma, a cold is never just a cold for me and so it takes me a bit longer to recover too. Happily, I am better now so can catch up with this fortnight's Christmas Card Club challenge - the theme of Christmas Baubles was my choice.
I've taken the opportunity to try out a lovely new stencil, The Dusty Attic's Starry Night, and using black ink decorated both the inside and outside of this card. To make the baubles I used a couple of very old Memory Box dies (2013). First, I cut the coloured part of the bauble from a piece of card that was one of my early experiments with alcohol inks, making sure to place only the 'bauble' part of the die on the card before passing it through the die-cutting machine. Second, I cut only the 'bow ribbon' part out of snippets of gold card - it takes only tiny amounts of card for this. The pieces were then glued together before placing them on both the front flaps and inside. The greeting, Tonic's Modern Merry Christmas, was also cut from a snippet of gold card.
This card is bit different from those I usually make but I did enjoy working on a different base and with such a lovely stencil too. It was a bit fiddly putting the baubles together but, I think, well worth the effort.

That's it for CCC today but I hope you will pop over to see what my teammates have created this week - you'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - they are, as always, so much more creative than me.

I'm also submitting the card to Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge #356. It's been a while - too long in fact - but nice to be back and using up some of the many snippets I've been hoarding.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Elizabeth, a lovely card, those alcohol ink baubles look very effective and super festive too. Thanks for a fab theme this time.
Hope you are feeling much better now.

dutchess said...

Beautiful card those baubles and the great background you have created with the stencil.....
Hope you are feeling better xxxx

Di said...

Wow Elizabeth, what a sunning card! So perfectly designed and madeI love it! Great to see you in the Playground as well - hope you're feeling lots better now.!


Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a stunning card Elizabeth, I love the design and the background stars are gorgeous, beautiful baubles too.
Sorry to hear about your cold, I hope you are feeling better now, Kate x

Bunny said...

I just came from Di's blog to check out your card. It is beautiful. [Bunny]