Sparkling Red and Gold Star Bauble Christmas Card

by Joanne James10. November 2014 21:46

It's Monday - yay! I've spent most of my day at the swimming pool watching both James juniors taking part in an inter-school gala. The school team didn't win, but there was some stiff competition and all of the children put in a sterling effort. I got home and managed to get a couple of cards made, so all in all a good day. Today's card is for the challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches where this week its a colour challenge and a new (to me) challenge that I've come across called Addicted to Stamps where the inspiration photo caught my eye:


With these colours and that fabulous sparkly bauble, I just had to make a Christmas card; here it is:

I used Real Red for my card base and then matted a panel of Very Vanilla with Brushed Gold. I stamped a sentiment from the Bright and Beautiful sentiment in Real Red, then created two baubles, each made from a circle punched out of Real Red cardstock with a 1 3/4" circle punch and punched with the Confetti Stars punch to reveal the gold foil stars underneath (this is a second 1 3/4" gold foil circle adhered behind). One of my baubles is adhered directly to the card an one popped up on dimensionals. Each is finished with a ribbon bow of sparkly gold ribbon. I'm not sure the photo really does this card justice - the gold stars on the baubles do have more shine in real life.

That's me done for today. Back tomorrow with another Christmas card; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Comments (9) -

RahmatHong Kong S.A.R.
11/11/2014 5:22:21 AM #

Gorgeous use of the colors in the picture, love those baubles, Thanks for joining us at ATSM!


SandieUnited Kingdom
11/11/2014 7:51:59 AM #

Love the bright red and crisp white, stunning XMas card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM


Samantha Kallenbach
Samantha KallenbachUnited Kingdom
11/11/2014 9:05:21 AM #

Stunning card Joanne


Patricia H
Patricia HUnited States
11/11/2014 2:51:52 PM #

Joanne, I love how you've created the ornaments with the stars shining through the red!  Your card is fabulously festive!  Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS - Colours & Sketches.  I always enjoy seeing what you create!  Smile


HazelUnited Kingdom
11/11/2014 8:16:03 PM #

What a lovely card, so elegant!  Hazel x


Deborah Frings
Deborah FringsUnited States
11/13/2014 1:57:13 AM #

I really like your take on the photo - your baubles are just lovely and I love the way the gold stars show through.  Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!


LouiseUnited Kingdom
11/16/2014 7:45:17 PM #

Love the bold baubles and the strong sentiment. Great use of the colours from our colour challenge, thanks for playing
Louise from CAS C&S


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
11/17/2014 4:48:51 PM #

Beautiful and so elegant - I can imagine this cards in so many colour combinations ........ especially Night of Navy and Silver.


Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
12/8/2014 6:56:49 AM #

This is super cute Joanne, lovely use of product and thanks for sharing..xx


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