Friday, 29 January 2010

Bah! Humbug! Baubles

It's Friday again - and that means it's time for another Bah! Humbug! Challenge.
It's the last one for the month of January and the theme this time is BAUBLES.
I decided to be brave and cut into some gorgeous K. & Co. double-sided papers from a collection called Blue Awning to decorate an easel card.

The baubles were created by cutting squares and following the first steps of a tutorial for making a 3D snowflake HERE ... something I had intended doing for last Christmas but never quite managed to find the time.  

Hmmm ... I think I cut my strips a smidgeon too thinly as they're a touch flimsy compared to the tutorial version, but are obviously on a smaller scale to fit the card.

After embossing snowflakes with the cuttlebug on a panel of blue cardstock, I heat embossed it with gold and adhered it as a contrasting panel. 

The greeting is a simple 'Seasons Greetings' peel off sticker mounted onto more blue cardstock embossed with gold around the edges which are layered with strips from that delicious paper and more peel offs provide the bauble chains. 
A large blue ribbon bow adds the finishing touch to the similarily layered centre panel.

If you'd like to see what the other ladies have been up to for this week's challenge then hop over to
Bah! Humbug!
and take a peek.

Hopefully their super cards will encourage you to join in and we'll all have lots of cards to choose from this year - with no stress involved!!


Ann said...

Max this is just stunning - just absolutely amazing card. Wow I don't know whether I dare check out that tutorial - don't think I could do it especially seeing as my craft knife is really really blunt.

Ann xxx

Beryl K said...

Wow,Wow, Wow. A stunning card Max just fabulous
Beryl x

Susan.... said...

Absolutely stunning Max ! Love the colours and design of the card !
susan X
Hope you and the family are all well..X

Lilacanglia said...

I do like this card,
Lovely colours,
the 3d squares are so eyecatching,

Irene said...

Hello Max

OMy this is just stunning, the baubles are fabulous. gorgeous colours.


Doreenobrn said...

This card is stunning the colours are fab xxx

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

not been on line for ages,so thought I would check you out lol....
Well wowee Am loving your card,fantastic colours.
Keep up the good work.
Luv Maureen x

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Max this is STUNNING! Thanks for the link to the tut! Your baubles are out of this world! Thanks also for giving me new ideas for the K & Co paper. I love it but have yet to use even a piece. I'll be looking at it differently now. xxD

Beryl said...

This card is fabulous Max. I just had to come and see how you made those gorgeous baubles. Thanks very much for the link.
Beryl xx

Meikoningin said...

This is such an inspiring card, well done :D

Queenie said...

Ooohing max stunning card!!