Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Opulent Baubles

My final post today uses an Opulent Baubles embossing folder and dies that had been a cover gift with a magazine.

To make this card I embossed a piece of white card - the folder also die cut the bauble.  I trimmed the panel around the embossed edge so it was slightly smaller than my card blank and attached it to the front of the card.  I used the die inside the embossing folder to die cut a bright pink bauble and inlaid it.  I attached pink floral paper to a piece of white card and die cut the intricate bauble before attaching it over the bright pink backing.  I didn't like the bauble top that came with the set so I die cut a the top of a tag using gold mirri and attached the circle to the top of the bauble.  To finish I attached a small gold bow (upcycled from one of last year's Christmas cards) to the card.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white matt card blank
     Practical Publishing 'Opulent Baubles' embossing folder and dies
     Creative Expressions 'Pierced Tags' die
     Snippets of bright pink and gold mirri card, white matt card, pink floral paper
     Upcycled small gold bow

I am entering the following challenges:
     Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - October Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x


meg said...

beautiful ef and die Kath, a gorgeous card

Valerija said...

I love your card. Great Christmas bauble and wonderful embossed background.
Valerija xx

Sarn said...

That's such a pretty card Kath. Love all that embossing.

Hugs, Sarn x

Pat said...

This is a pretty look Kath with the two tone pink bauble inset into the embossed background. A great freebie with the magazine Kath. x

Anne said...

Love that card Kath. Thanks for popping by. Anne X 15

Glennis F said...

I love that folder, what a great result

aussie aNNie said...

This is just beautiful Kath, oh gosh I have had to re follow you again, blogger??
[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

Rodney said...

Such a lovely holiday card design ... so very glad you went PINK for the Cure with us at Jingle Belles.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kath, a lovely embossed background and I love the contrast between the white background and bright bauble.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sarah Brennan said...

Lovely card Kath.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful CAS card, Kath! I love the simplicity of this CAS card with the gorgeous embossing! Love the pink and gold too!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Kath your bauble looks really good against the embossed background


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Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful card and a great idea when you have lots to make. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous embossed background Kath and love the coloured bauble against the white..


Di said...

Fabulous card Kath! Spotted your comment about Steve and his meds. Tell him that he'll get there. And even if they stop the Colchicine to still always have some on hand. In truth I've had a couple of scares during the tinkering stage as the Allopurinol dissolves crystals in affected joints. Two swift Colchicine pills then one later in the day has stopped it in its tracks. XX

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yup, looks lovely Kath! Focal point and EF complement each other nicely!
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

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Niki said...

I'm a big fan of white space on a card, and you executed it perfectly! Thank you for posting in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge!

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Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous design!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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