Saturday, 9 May 2015
Krafty Christmas Baubles
I've also been playing around with paints, after watching the Shena shows on C&C and seeing the pre-views on Facebook. I have lots of little pots of paint so fished them out .. .. My flowers are die cut with the mini poinsettia dies just out of thin copy paper, then I've painted with red pearly water colours, you know the little pots that are solid and you have to spritz or just drop on water .. .. can't remember what they are called, but I have a box of them! Once dry I've moulded them and stuck the layers together, the paint stiffens the paper quite a bit and I'm pleased with the results, just a bit of scrap paper and hey presto a gorgeous pearly red poinsettia! Here's the card:
I've used Marianne Design Winter papers for my bauble and behind it. As I said, it is kraft card and apart from a little matting and the faux stitches inked with brown chalk ink, the base card is quite simple. I die cut the paper and bauble the same size, embossed the edge then stuck together to make it a bit firmer and better to 3d fix. The edge of the bauble is also inked in brown. The fibre stuff is from my stash and should be showing cream, the scrap of MD lace is ivory and the pearls on the tree made with my pearl pen are also ivory. The bits of string are brown and the die cuts are either kraft or cream card with ivory snow added here and there. It's quite a country looking creation in real life!
Here it is:
Well, if you can imagine it brown instead of grey you can see where I was going. I've cut the paper by drawing around the inside of the die then cutting out and inking the edge before sticking down. I've also dabbed just about everything with the Snowcap dabber to look icy .. .. did it work? I cut two of the hanging loops and stuck them back to back to make the top firmer so I could loop the string through without fear of the card tearing. Again, all MD papers and die cuts, except for the Martha Stewart frond punch.
Here's the MD die list I used on both the bauble and the card:
Bauble set COL1361
Christmas tree LR0136
mini poinsettia LR0142
pine cones and branches LR0286
pine needles from set LR0227
background row of trees on bauble CR1287
snowflake on card from set CR1225
The Allsorts challenge is to use at least 3 die cuts on your creations, think I can well and truly tick that box for them!
Crafty Hazelnut's Chrimstmas Challenge this week is for Vintage or Shabby Chic designs, hopefully my card and bauble fit that theme too.