I had the honour to play with the NEW Polka Doodles stamps that Nikky designed for Premium Art Brands and fell in love with the Poinsettia set and made this bauble themed card ...
For my card base I drew around an old CD, cut the circles out and joined them with a strip of card (which I hope looks like the top of a bauble) so that my card could open and actually be used (most important).
I have stamped the poinsettia using Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint distress ink and then water coloured the images to give a soft effect. They are then layered up to create a dimensional bloom finished with some crystal gems in the centre.
The background was created using the holly stamp from the Winter Spruce set, stamped with Peeled Paint distress ink (& water coloured), finished with some lickle red pearl gems. Centre band was created using off cuts of card and ribbon cut to look like banners. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia set and stamped with Aged Mahogany distress ink.
A little hint for you .... if you are hand cutting circles and they don't quite come out truly circular, distress the edges so they look shabby chic or aged. People will think that was the look you were going for in the first place.
Right, gotta dash as have loads to do today .... my "to do" list has spoken ...
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I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Fashionista - Christmas
Hobby Cutz Challenge - create your own background