Saturday 7 September 2019

Golden Bauble

     This card was made to showcase the new holly stamp and die by John Next door, when teamed up with the ivy corner it makes a great set of foliage.
     To begin with I cut and coloured the ivy, using several colours of ink makes it look more natural.
     The holly was stamped in dark green ink on green and then coloured with another shade of green ink to give it depth. John's method for lining up the die really does work, once cut out all  the holly was just right.
       I snipped between the leaves on the closer pair and on one sprig cut off the single leaf, once arranged with other foliage you can't tell anything has been changed.
      I was given one of John's baubles already cut by a friend at our little craft group. I matted the bauble on an embossed white panel, then matted that on old gold and a white card blank.
     Once the bauble was stuck on it was easy to lay up the foliage and decide where to glue it. The addition of a die cut greeting on the bauble and some red gems for berries finished it off nicely.

Materials List
JND135 Holly Die
JND136 Shaded Holly Stamp
JND126 Round Bauble Die
JND124 Ivy Corner Die

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - S-Sparkle & T-Texture
Sparkles Christmas - Winter Wishes
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas/optional patterned paper
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas


  1. Wow, this is a stunning card - such beautiful textures and details! LOVE your foliage here - perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  2. Adorable card.Thanks a lot for joining us at our Winter Wishes Challenge by
    Sparkles Christmas Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT

  3. Gorgeous card! I love the huge ornament and your leaves look so realistic!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. Wonderful and elegant Christmas card. Thank you for joining in the S and T challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte x

  5. This is so elegant and the added holly and ivy looks so lifelike. Thank you for joining in at CHNC with Anything Goes Challenge and optional twist of Use some patterned paper. Apologies for the late comment.


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