Sunday, 8 August 2021

Penny's Baubles


     Today sees the launch of John Next Door's Baroque Christmas collection, part one. This years festive season has a had a later start than before, a combination of Covid, customs and canals have all had an impact, but we're up and running now.
     This die set is called Penny's Baubles and they feature a selection of shapes all with gorgeous deer and snowflakes.
     Starting with a satin gold card I cut a square using the stitch dot dies, then with just the bauble outline dies I embossed the card, not cut it. I also embossed the little finials at the top of the baubles. I then cut the baubles inner designs on the gold card. 
     To go under the gold card I cut a tartan paper layer and a dark red card layer, I always cut the centre out of the card mats to keep for another project, it saves card and makes the finished project a tiny bit lighter in weight.

     I also cut a Noel stencil sentiment from the gold layer and backed it with a bit of the dark red card. I added the red and tartan layers to a white card blank and stuck them down firmly.     
     Next was to add foam tape to the gold card, making sure to give enough support around the cut outs. When adding it to the tartan paper I only peeled off one corner to begin with, making sure it was all lined up evenly. With this corner stuck down I then peeled off all the remaining tape and secured the card layer on the paper.
     To add a little bit of sparkle I glued some tiny green gems in the middle of each snowflake.

Materials List
JND258 - Penny's Baubles
JND195 - Jane's Tree  -  Noel sentiment
S57262 - 3D PVA Glue
Foam tape

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Red & Green
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
My Time To Craft Christmas - Plaid / Gingham     (Top 5)


  1. Hi Rocky this is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Gorgeous design and fabulous card..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. what beautiful baubles ... so glad you shared your red & green with us at Jingle Belles.

  4. This is a fabulous make, Rocky! Love how you did the ornaments with the tartan showing through from the back!

  5. Love the gold with the pink plaid backing! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  6. what a lovely card, the combination of baubles and plaid is such a winner! so happy you could join our red and green fun at JINGLE BELLES!


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