Saturday, November 10, 2012

More Baubles

This Starry border die is sooooo pretty, and I was looking for a way to use it on my "standard" white Christmas Card.
 I'm way too lazy to be bothering with inserts for all the cards I send, so I print up a load with the greeting already inside and then I get to use the rest of the Royal Mail's "full" measly depth allowance (for regular postage) to add a bit of embellishing. Lazy, and mean into the bargain!
If I used coloured cards I couldn't really do the printing inside, you see....
Anyway, the result of my pondering was adding a coloured border beneath the white die cut - and then I thought maybe it would look more stylish if I left a narrow stripe of the coloured card showing above the die cut so I made a second one to try it out.
Looking at them on screen I'm still not sure which I like best, actually it probably doesn't make much difference  - but I do like the design and think it looks effective without being too complicated or time consuming to make.  The thread is glued between two bauble layers and the other end is attached under the die cut so it can swing free.

Materials and Tools
Smooth white card blank,
Same type of card for die-cutting
Deep red Bazzill, Red Metallic thread (DMC)
Glitter card; Red, Gold
Tiny gems (Anita's Gem Wheels); Red, Gold
Decal sticker sentiments (Crafty Computer Paper)
Dies; Memory Box Starry Border, Spellbinders Nested Baubles
Punches: Star and Snowflake, both EK Success

There you go, that's my weekend offering.  Maybe I'll even manage to make something new over the next couple of days - it would be a nice change - yesterday I sat at my desk and failed dismally to make anything but a mess.
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Kath said...

Both gorgeous cards, Kathy. I can't decide about the border either. I like both.

Eleanor Bell said...

I love both cards. They are very clever and very effective. xx

Hazel said...

I like both, but think I prefer the first one. I'm enjoying seeing what you do with that die - I've got that - could give me ideas x

Tip Top said...

Really pretty!!

I shuffle stuff around sometimes too - really fustrating when I have loads to do and it just won't happen!

Loopylou. said...

oh my I love it Kathy, the red popping through looks gorgeous and I love that hanging bauble.
huge hugs Lou xxx