Sunday, 10 July 2022

Christmas in July

This card uses one of my favourite stamp, die, embossing folder sets which was a magazine cover gift a while ago.  I have used the colours from this week's Christmas Card Throwdown (red, white & aqua) for the card.  

I embossed a piece of white card with the bauble embossing folder and trimmed it so it was slightly smaller than the card blank before attaching it to the front.  I attached a snippet of aqua paper to white card and then stamped the 'joy' bauble with red ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the coordinating die to cut the bauble and inlaid it into the card.  I stamped the bow with red ink onto a snippet of red textured card and fussy cut it before attaching it to the top of the bauble with a foam pad.

To make this card I used:
     C6 white matt card blank
     Practical Publishing 'Opulent Baubles' stamp, die and embossing folder set
     Versafine Crimson Red ink
     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Detail embossing powder
     Snippets of white matt card, Lili of the Valley 'Beach Bliss' paper and red textured card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Christmas Card Throwdown - Colour Challenge (red, white & aqua)
     Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Christmas
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Let's Squash It - Keep it CAS
     Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Snippets Playground - Challenge 432 (Christmas in July)

Kath x    


Di said...

Really lovely CAS Christmas card Kath. I do love the colours you used and such a great design as well!


Di xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card Kath….love the embossed background


meg said...

The teal / red colour combo looks beautiful against the white embossed background,a beautiful card

Carol L said...

The colors of the ornament and bow really pop on this beautiful embossed background! It's a beautiful CAS design and it's great to see your card in the Let's Squash it challenge!

Glennis F said...

A lovely design Kath

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Kath. The bauble really pops against the beautiful white, embossed background. xx

ionabunny said...

That's a lovely folder and the bauble is the perfect touch of colour. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

Valerija said...

Wonderful. Love the CAS design.
Valerija xx

Sarn said...

A lovely CAS Christmas card. Great bauble using up snippets. Fab embossing folder too. Xxx

Tina Z. said...

Such a perfect design.

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, Kath. How nice to have you play at Let's Squash It! This challenge is just perfect for your style of cards, Jo x

Becca Sadler said...

Kath: Thanks for linking to MLCC!!! The embossing is sensational and really help the ornament to be a striking focal! --Becca/DT

Lynda said...

Beautiful and effective card Kath - love that embossing background. Thank you for joining us at HLS CAS Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

LeeAnn McKinney said...

Kath, love the simplicity of your CAS card... thank you for playing at the MLCC-DT LeeAnn

Angelnorth said...

Lovely card Kath, the pop of colour on the crisp white embossing looks great!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such a unique and beautiful card.Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining with us over at Merry Little Christmas this month. hope to see you in further challenges
Elaine DT

Pat said...

A fabulous embossed background for your pretty inlaid bauble Kath and I love the red inking and bow..a great Christmas card. x

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful card. I love the texture you achieved with the embossing folder. The ornament is gorgeous with the pops of color. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Clean and Simple Challenge.

sue n.

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Most lovely CAS Christmas card I've ever seen, Kath.
LOVE it!!