As its Wednesday then Its my turn to show a creation for the Creative Expressions Design team and I have chosen one of the cards that I made for them that was featured on Sue Wilson's shows at the weekend. For those of you who watched you wont have seen this card held up as, along with another of mine, it was used at the front of the main bundle of dies to show what can be achieved. I know it's sad But i watched avidly and smiled every time the camera panned around it! lol
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So back to the creation of this 3D card, I started by die cutting 2 each of the different sized baubles form the Sue Wilson Vintage Bauble die set in Vintage Gold card. I then cut one of each in red foundation card with the insert and one of each without the insert to get a solid shape for the base. I simply folded each of the detailed baubles in half and glued each of the three for each shape in the centre to the base. Once dry these are just folded out to give a 3D feel.
To decorate the baubles I stamped the matching pinstripe stamp in gold embossing powder onto the red card stock and cut a selection of the sizes out using the matching Sue Wilson classic poinsettia die. These were then made into the full flowers by pinching the leaves on each stem and gluing different sizes together in the centre. Finally, for this stage at least, I added different sizes of flowers around the edges of the baubles.
I then made a set of frames and used a sheet of acetate over the image so that the baubles appear to be floating!
Finally to finish the card I made a set of mats and layers in the vintage gold and red card.
A time consuming card but really fun to make and worth it for a special Christmas card!
Sue Wilson Vintage Bauble Die
Sue Wilson Classic Poinsettia Die
CE Singles stamps pinstripe Poinsettia
Detail Gold embossing Powder
Gold Mica Powder
Vintage Gold & Red foundation card