Saturday 29 June 2013

Just for Lesley!

It is thanks to Lesley that I have been given the push to post more designs on this blog. I hope you enjoy seeing them.

Here is today's card.

This is one of the samples I made for Julia Watts' recent Creative Expressions shows on Create & Craft, for their Christmas Event. Sorry the picture is a bit blurry.

The base of the card was made using two layers of Rich Plum card, with the smaller of the two being pierced all around the outside edge.

The Metallic Vintage Gold layer was embossed using the Couture Creations Baubles & Baubles embossing folder. The pattern was extended to fill the whole of the gold layer. The strip of plum card was embossed using the Couture Creations Message In A Tree embossing folder. I rubbed over this with Creative Expressions Vintage Golden Green metallic gilding wax to highlight the design. 

The sentiment has been stamped using the Creative Expressions Winter Greetings stamp set. I stamped using Perfect Medium and then applied Cosmic Shimmer Detail Black embossing powder.

Now for the bauble toppers! I love these!!! They have been stamped from a new stamp range at Creative Expressions which are already cut out and mounted onto cling foam. This one is called Beaded Bauble. It has been designed to fit the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments (2010) die set but if you don't have these dies it is quite easy to cut out by hand.

I stamped them onto the plum card using Perfect Medium then added Cosmic Shimmer Detail Gold embossing powder. Once these had been cut out I added beads of Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Plum Pearlescent PVA, as shown. I strung a few seed beads together to hang the baubles from. 

More to follow soon!

Happy crafting! 


  1. I love this card. So opulent! Julia xxx

  2. Stunning cards.

  3. Stunning! love the gorgeous colours and the baubles look fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  4. Ooh, lovely to see a new posting, so glad you are back! Love the baubles, I'll definitely have to get that stamp set, it really enhances the dies (which I have, hooray!). Great inspiration thank you.