Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sparkles Christmas Decorations

This is my second month as Guest Designer at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Our challenge this month is 'Christmas Decorations' and we have two fabulous sponsors. Crafter's Companion are offering a £10.00 voucher and Deedee's Digis are offering a $25.00 voucher.

Any type of craft creation is allowed for the challenge - this can be an actual Christmas decoration or a decoration as part of a card design - I decided to make a card with one of my favourite Memory Box dies.

Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk 
Dies: Memory Box 'Traditional Ornament' and 'Lydia Ornament, Presscut 'Merry Christmas'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Cerise and gold mirri, white silk
Other: Cerise ribbon, sequins

I die cut two Traditional Ornaments from cerise mirri card and die-cut and embossed two Lydia Ornaments from gold mirri card.  I glued the gold die cuts onto the cerise bases and then fastened cerise ribbon to the rear.  I attached the ornaments to a square of white card and fastened the ribbon onto the rear of the card.  This was then layered onto a slightly larger square of cerise mirri card and attached to the card front.  I made two small cerise bows and glued them to the top of the ornaments.  

I die-cut the Merry Christmas from both cerise and gold mirri card, attaching the gold on top of the cerise to give a shadow effect.   I then attached the sentiment to the lower edge of the card.  To finish, I added three pale pink sequins to the card.

Kath x


meg said...

Beautiful rich lustrous colours in these ornaments wonderful card

meg said...

Beautiful rich lustrous colours in these ornaments wonderful card

!neke said...

Those ornaments you used are great !
Love it !

Ineke X

Joan said...

Love those baubles, beautiful card

Sue said...

Really lovely Kath.

Hope you have a nice relaxing evening. Sue

KandA said...

Gorgous classy card Kath. Love the fabulous dies cut in the mirri-card xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kath, a fabulous CAS design and gorgeous ornaments.