Yes I have yet more new stash to play with today. I do not normally have such a run on new goods, but this year I managed to make good use of some of the sale offers. So this time I am using a stamp by Creative Expressions, Christmas Night bauble, and the co-ordinating die, Vintage Baubles, both Sue Wilson designs. I wanted these last year but thought they were too expensive for the amount of use they would get, so when I saw them in the sale at Joanna Sheens website, I went for it, and she does free International shipping too!
I was a bit disappointed to find that the main image did not fit exactly between the top and bottom fancy cut outs of one of the dies, so I stamped it on a separate piece of paper, cut the inner lace for the bauble from dull gold card, trimmed away the centre section and then moved the stamped image around until it more of less fitted into the space, and cut it by hand. I cut the outline bauble from cream pearlescent card, and mounted the gold part over it. To give the image a bit of a lift, I added glossy accents to the moon and the roof tops and sprinkled them with ultra fine iridescent glitter.
There was nothing in my Christmas papers box that looked right with this, so I rooted through my digifiles and came up with this one from a pack by Bearly Mine called Christmas dreams. I have several of these paper packs and they are lovely, but sadly her web page is no longer operational so maybe she has stopped designing, which is a shame.
I used Publisher to position the paper and resize it for a 15cm square card, added the sentiment - another digi file from a Karen Murray set of Christmas setiments, and printed it out. I folded and cut it, and added the bauble. Then I used some snippets of green and brown card to cut various pieces using the Tim Holtz Winter foliage die set, and a Marrianne Fir branch die. I cut them up and mixed and matched them, to go along the top and left hand side of the card and added a green bow in the corner.And that is my card for the Rudolph day Challenge this month.
As I also used snippets for the foliage, I will link this to Pixie´s Snippets Playground as well, as soon as the gates reopen later tonight.