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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas White

Glenda Waterworth has set a White Christmas Challenge with the prize being a Chocolate Baroque Gift Voucher to the value of £1 for every entry made (maximum £50).

One of the this year's Chocolate Baroque Christmas stamp sets is Steampunk Christmas & having recently purchased the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sprighly Sprockets I wanted to combine the two in some kind of wreath design. This card is what evolved as I worked.

The flower centre started off as one link from a string of white plastic flowers which I coloured red with a Copic Ciao Marker; that didn't look right; neither did a covering of Xmas Red Stickles mixed with Glossy Accents but, by the time I'd added red micro beads to the mix & let it dry overnight I was rather pleased with the resulting glittery textured effect. I only had pink pearls no red - but that was easily rectified with the Red Copic Ciao.

front of card 
close-up to show dimension of flower
& embellishments
close-up to show micro beads & glittering
of flower centre 
close-up showing ribbon embellishing &
sparkle of holly leaves
inside of card
close-up to show paper piercing of
sentiment & message panels
close-up showing heat embossed sentiment,
paper piercing & textured cardstock
Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA4SP0362 Steampunk Christmas (image) & UA6GW0211 Celebration Alphabet (sentiment).
Inks Fired Brick Distress Ink (image), VersaMark watermark stamp pad with Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder (sentiment).
Colouring Copic Ciao Markers, Ice Stickles Glitter Glue (Crystal Ice), Stickles Glitter Glue (Xmas Red).
Cardstock Craft UK Limited (card blank), Bits N Pieces A4 Assorted Embossed Card (Snow White), red pearlescent & white from stash.
Punches/Dies Woodware (scalloped circle & scalloped oval, small & large holly sprigs), Xcut (holly leaf); Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sprightly Sprockets.
The red micro beads are Woodware & the remaining embellishments (sequin flower & bead, ribbon, gems & pearls) are from stash.

Challenges Entered
Glenda Waterworth/Chocolate Baroque White Christmas Challenge
Joanna Sheen Challenge 1 - Christmas Wishes
Make My Monday Week 28 - Seasonal Theme + Red Ribbon
Stampalot Challenge December - Bingo (my line on the Bingo Grid can be either the vertical pearls-mist/stickles-ribbon or the diagonal pearls-flowers-punch)
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge 38 - Bow


Aquarius said...

This is beautiful Paula and a great explanation too - good luck

Aquarius said...

Beautiful as I said before and thanks for joining in with MMM red ribbon challenge

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Paul, this is delightful. Simplicity and striking at the same time. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday red ribbon challenge. Suzanne

Deborah Frings said...

Just gorgeous! I love the red and white - it really is very festive. I adore the sprocket dies (but don't have them - yet!) and I like the way you've used them. The flower is just lovely. Great to see you posting cards again.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Paula, very festive! Sandra

GinaA said...

This is a gorgeous card, the detailed work is so beautifully crafted. Your signature paper piercing is fab.

Glenda said...

Glad you made it Paula and a great entry. I love the marriage of the sprocket die with the steampunk stamps and the red and white is very Scandinavian. The whole thing is crisp and elegant. Thanks for taking part.


Mynnette said...

What a superbly made card! LOVE the white with a touch of red. And the glitter is FABULOUS! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Cazro said...

Thank you for sharing your stunning card with us at MMM during iour red ribbon challenge. Your card is simply gorgeous. Love the stamping on the flower. Caz

Elaine said...

A great card Paula. As Glenda said, the red and white has a lovely Scandinavian feel, The overall design feels lovely and crisp and I love the touches of glitter, just enough, but very tasteful.

Elaine x

Kathryn said...

Love it, stunning :)

brenda said...

Hello Pauls

How lovely to see you at Stampalot Challenge and with such a beautiful piece of work.

Your whole card feels totally elegant and such clever use of that sprocket, I would never have through of using it in such a way, but it works perfectly. And your colour choice is perfect.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot this month.

B x

coops said...

wow this is stunning paula.i love the stylish design and gorgeous flower ;D

xx coops xx

jackiescrafts said...

This is a very elegant card Paula, I love the red and white and the simplicity of your card makes it very striking

Happy Christmas to you and yours
Jackie x

pinky said...

What a stunning creation. Thanks for joining us at SIR STAMPALOT this month.

Teresa said...

Hi Paula, Gorgeous Christmas card, thanks for playing along at The Joanna Sheen first challenge, Merry Christmas from Teresa xx

Jacqueline said...

Wow - a fabulous card - thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous, striking card Paula, love the flower and the red ribbon.
Thank you for joining in at MMM

kath said...

stunning card that elegant flower...hugs kath xxx

Fliss said...

A really elegant card Paula. Love the striking flower and the classy paper piercing.
Thanks for playing along at MMM this week and lovely to see you.
Fliss x

Nicoletta said...

Lovely creation!
thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

Giò said...

my dear Paula!!! your card is utterly adorable!!
The flower you made is amazing... I love the Red stamped background for the contrast with the total White. Thanks a lot for joining us at TSM challenge.... I am glade you are here!!!!
Hugs, Giò

xxxtglxxx said...

This is really stylish Paula - gorgeous card and such a lovely flower. Great layout too! :)



Elizabeth Allan said...

Paula this takes my breath away. Love the striking red and white combination and the added dimension incoporated into the flower with the soft bended petals. The inside is a continuation of the beauty from the front.

Ruth said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

Francesca said...

Wonderful creation
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!