Thursday, 9 December 2010

Two Cherry Bauble Christmas Cards

Here are two more Christmas cards I've made this week using Cherry Cobbler - what a rich, deep red! - and My Mind's Eye lovely patterned paper with the SU! ornament stamp and matching punch.   For my first card I used my Sizzix Eyelet card die cut shape.  I've added green cord and tiny star gems to the bauble and I've popped it up  The green square is also popped up.  I then got busy with circle punches to decorate the envelope flap..

Then I decorated the inside of the card.

For the second one I decided to make a shaped card using the Sizzix Baroque die.  I cut two Old Olive shapes and another in the patterned paper.  I scored a line on the back Olive piece and glued that to the front to make the card base.  After gluing on the paper I cut a tad off at the bottom so the card stands up.

I die cut an oval, stamped the pine bough and edged the oval with cherry ink.  I added a ribbon strip and bow and I've popped the bauble up.  I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with a Labels Trio die, edged it with olive ink and glued it to the oval.  I then popped the oval shape up with 3d foam tape.  To finish the card front, I added two olive crystals to the sentiment.  I punched a tree from the paper with a 1" circle punch and glued that to a punched bauble to decorate the envelope flap.

Then, of course, I had to decorate the inside.  I stamped the pine bough in olive ink, punched the bauble shape, stamped the dotty background in cherry ink and added some gold cord as a bauble hanger.  I then stamped, punched and edged the sentiment oval, glued it to the bauble and I then popped the bauble up.

This card will be sent to Naomi who went away to university a couple of months ago.  Even though I''ll include her on the family Christmas card I thought it would be nice to send a card to her university room too.

Supplies for the eyelet card:
Stamps: SU! Contempo Christmas set, front sentiment from SU! Best Yet set, tiny flower from SU! Season Of Joy set, inside sentiment by Penny Black
CS: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Whisper White
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye I Believe 'Trees'
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive
Tools: Sizzix Bigz XL Card Fronts A2 Eyelet & Ornate die, SU! Ornament punch, square Nestability dies
Embellishments & accessories: white grosgrain ribbon, green cord, self adhesive star gems, 3d foam tape

Supplies for the baroque card:
Stamps: SU! Contempo Christmas set, Hero Arts Real Pine, 'be merry' from SU! Wonderful Words set, inside sentiment from SU! Best Yet set, SU! Dot Dot Dot background stamp
CS: SU! Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler &  Whisper White
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye I Believe 'Trees'
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive
Tools: Sizzix Baroque die, SU! Ornament punch, Nellie Multiframe oval die, Spellbinders Labels Trio die
Embellishments & accessories: grosgrain ribbon, olive crystals, 3d foam tape


1 comment:

Julie said...

I do like the bright colour scheme you've used here, a lovely card.