Beautiful Baubles Bright Christmas Card

by Joanne James13. November 2018 20:00

I've had a busy start to my week with two days of classes, so it's nice to be able to sit for a while and share a card for the current challenge over at Just Add Ink where they have a beautiful bright and vibrant colour combination: 


I love these bold and bright colours and thought they would be perfect for a Christmas card in non-traditional colours and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Go Long With Beautiful Baubles - I decided to 'go long' with today's card, and repeatedly stamp the collection of baubles in Versamark onto watercolour paper along the length of my extra-long card. The stamp set is photopolymer and I didn't even use my Stamparatus - it was really easy to see where the next set needed to go.

A Watercolour Wonder - I heat-embossed my baubles in silver and used my aquapainter to 'decorate' my baubles in the three challenge colours. I'm something of a traditional girl when it comes to Christmas decorations, however there is a part of me that loves the idea of a bright, unconventionally-coloured tree in blue, berry and lime!

Bows and Borders - I added a lime decorative ribbon punched border either side of my watecoloured panel and a silver-edged Berry Burst ribbon and bow, before adding to my Blueberry Bushel card base, onto which I stamped and heat-embossed my sentiment to finish my card. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening (I have a hot date with a mountainous ironing pile!) and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (4) -

Jan M
Jan MAustralia
11/14/2018 4:38:40 AM #

This is so pretty, Joanne! I love the extra length of your card and how it looks like you have such a mass of pretty baubles! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
11/14/2018 12:16:17 PM #

Thanks Jan - sometimes just changing the length of a card alters the whole look and feel doesn't it?


Lou Kitzelman
Lou KitzelmanAustralia
11/14/2018 6:23:32 AM #

Oh I love a nontraditional Christmas card. This is such a fab way to use our challenge colours Joanne. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
11/14/2018 12:17:02 PM #

Thanks Lou, so glad you like it! It's nice to change things up and go non-traditional sometimes and this colour palette was perfect!


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