Contempo Christmas baubles…

I had such a fab time this week when I met with some of my fellow crafters to do what we love best….papercrafting!

As promised, here’s more pics of the Christmas cards I made.

We are all so busy at this time of year in the weeks running up to Christmas, so I wanted to keep things fairly simple…something where you could stamp-a-stack in an evening, especially when you need to make a lot of cards like I do!  I simplified the design of a card found on page 22 of the new idea book and catalogue from Stampin’ Up!  – it really is a great source of inspiration! I used the same colours and layout – just changed the stamped image and omitted some of the embellishments – easy peasy!

I used gold embossing powder and heat embossed the bauble image on one of the cards, which gave it a really luxurious finish – just gorgeous!  The other was stamped in real red ink.  The baubles were punched out and shaped a little with a bone folder, then popped up using Stampin’ dimensionals to give a 3D look.  I think both cards look very Christmassy – (two down, couple hundred more to go!)

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

cardstock: real red, old olive, whisper white; stamp sets: contempo Christmas, baroque motifs; inks: real red, old olive, versamark; accessories: old olive designer paper, ornament punch, embossing buddy, gold embossing powder, stampin’ dimensionals.

I have more pics to share with you of the Christmas decorations we made, so please pop back again for those.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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