Thursday, 13 October 2016

Hanging bauble

The plan for this card was a leafy wreath around a cut out and then a leaping deer in the centre. I'm really not sure how we got to here:

The colour challenge this week at 52CCT is:

I have struggled with this for several reasons. I don't have the right colour ink pads (I know however many you have there is just one missing) and I found it very difficult to make the colours Christmassy. 

So I got round the colour issue by stamping off the ink and using the second generation. This can be hairy as I'll get so far then forget to stamp off -aaah!
I've used Inky Doodles Primitive Angel set to stamp the plaid background.  These are long stamps which you criss cross to form the fabric pattern. You can vary the width and spacing. 

The bauble is cut twice and glued onto thread so it's the same on both sides. It's fixed under the blue paper. This is patterned paper which I've enhanced with a little twinkly stamp. I added some extra stamping to the inside.

So there it is. I'm not sure how much I like it so let me know what you think. Other people seemed to have managed just fine so have a look at the lovely gallery.


  1. Very clever design. Lovely colours and I love the patterned paper showing behind the aperture. xx

  2. C'est si charmant Alison, il y a une telle douceur qui se dégage, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, Biz

  3. A beautiful card and a great design. I love it. Barbxx

  4. Looks just fine to your design and papers.

  5. Some beautiful stamp work. Thanks for joining us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Gill, DT.

  6. Nope, not what you planned, but absolutely nonetheless! I do like the way you've hung the Christmas ornament and that plaid background is great. Nicely done. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  7. Great card and love how you used our colors! :)
    Thanks for joinig us at 52CCT :)

  8. This is really pretty, I love the color. I know just what you mean when you can't find the right color of ink pad or marker.

  9. A very clever card Alison, well done indeed! Love the use of tartan too, very wonderful work.
    I've joined your blog as an encourager too, and would really appreciate it if you'd pop over and join mine too, I will welcome you on my next post.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


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