Monday, 25 July 2016

Christmas Bauble

It's Rudolph Days Challenge time again, which runs from the 25th until the last day of each month, leading up to Christmas. You have seven days this month to make a Christmas themed project/card and join in the challenge. 

I'm not too happy with the photo, the gold mirror card looks more bronze than gold, but metallic card seems to always change colour in a photo! The die I used is Poppystamps 'Vesha Ornament', a gift from the lovely Scrappymo.    My plan was to cut the shape in gold and red and inlay the red stripe and spots.  This would have worked for the stripes, but the spots were too tiny and also different sizes.  So, it was onto plan B, which was to draw around the die on red card, cut it out and lay the gold die cut on top.  I used a tiny piece of red and gold thread which I attached to the bauble and the gold punched bow.  The patterned paper is from a paper pad which came free with a magazine some time ago and the design seemed perfect to go with the bauble die cut.  The sentiment is computer generated and die cut with Lawn Fawn 'Everyday Sentiment Banner' dies.  I've attached the bauble, bow and sentiment with foam pads to raise them up. 

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38 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful die Liz and it compliments the gorgeous backing paper it on as well.

Sue xx

Linby said...

Great card and a wonderful layout.

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
what a really brilliant design for the Rudolf Challenge.
Love the wonderful paper, and your bauble.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Brenda in IN said...

This does look gold when I clicked on it. I love the design and the paper you used too. Great Christmas card.

Heidi Stamps said...

Stunning card! So true how hard it is to photo anything shiny! It still looks so pretty on my end!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh such a pretty bauble in gold! Yes the shiny cardstock is so hard to photograph - I find silver even worse. I can definitely tell it's gold! And gorgeous! Beautiful card for Rudolph Day! I've been making so many Christmas cards this month that I almost forgot about Rudolph Day - I must get cracking!

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful card, Liz, the die cut bauble goes perfectly with the background paper
Jane

mamapez5 said...

Your main image and the backing paper are perfect partners. Well done on overcoming the difficulty with the die. I think your photo is fine. Mirri-card is almost impossible to get a good photo of. Kate x

MaryH said...

I agree with the gold mirror challenges in photos, but this looks great on my monitor. Love the beautiful ornament, and it looks super against the quadrant design with the ornament design in the paper. This is gorgeous! TFS & Hugs

Swissie said...

So beautiful! I love it!
Liv

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Liz, I love the bauble die, not seen that one before!
Janice x

scrappymo! said...

This is stunning. I am delighted that you were able to use the Vesha die!
I read recently that if you take the photo outside, you do not get any glare. I guess it is because the light is not coming from one source...but rather it is diffused by nature, so to speak.

I like the DP you chose.Suits the ornament topper so well. Great design!
Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Lisa said...

This is so elegant and beautiful!! The ornament looks amazing!! Wow!! I love the background and design!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Thanks, Maureen. I'll have to try taking a picture outside next time I use gold or silver card. Last time I took a picture of a card outside, a long time ago, the card blew away! LOL!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a wonderful card Liz. I really like the bauble and it looks wonderful agains the lovely background paper. Red and gold together are Christmas for me. Sandra X

Kathleen said...

Love the die and fabulous papers, and a great design, brilliant card.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful card Liz, love the bauble, looks lovely in gold and red.
Pam x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love your card! Gold and red is the perfect couple. I love this beautiful Christmas ornament, it looks wonderful
Hugs,
Bożena

Pat said...

This is very pretty Liz and the paper goes excellently with the beautiful gold and red bauble and I love how you've suspended it from the little gold die cut bow. I'm only supposed to be commenting on the even number cards with my DT hat on but good luck with the challenge. x

Carol L said...

I love your beautiful bauble and how it mirrors that matching dsp so perfectly! Glad you had the chance to spend some time with Darnell too! I know she's having the time of her live across the pond :)

Greta said...

Love your design, Liz & that printed paper is perfect with the gorgeous ornament!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

KandA said...

Wonderful card Liz. That's a fabulous ornament die and it looks super with the background paper. I know what you mean about taking a photo of gold card - I end up taking about 20 pics just to get 1 decent photo xx

Veerle said...

This is so very beautiful Liz.
Hugs Veerle x

SARN said...

Such a pretty bauble Rudolph Day card. Lovely.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Liz! Love the bauble and the background paper is just perfect!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

Cara said...

This is simply stunning, love the composition. Cara x

Barb said...

Your card is gorgeous Liz. What a beautiful bauble. Barbxx

Emma Sims said...

Your card looks gorgeous! I love the background paper you have used.
Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Emma - DT Member

Joan said...

This is a lovely card, love how the bauble matches do beautifully with the background paper

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Liz, the paper goes perfectly with the lovely bauble.

Mrs A. said...

A match made in heaven here with that paper. I love the way it goes together so well. Love your design too. Hugs Mrs A. Photos in post below are good. Darnell is certainly getting around. I think she said there were 60 people in all that she would be meeting up with. Its so nice to be able to put faces to names. Hugs Mrs A.

flossbite said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNuts this month. Good Luck!
Hugs
Fiona DT xx

Megan J said...

Hi Liz, a beautiful card love the mirror card ornament, always hard to photograph. Have a great week... Megan

Deb Bradley said...

Wow beautiful card Debbs xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS!

Linda said...

Lovely festive design. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge xx