Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Creative Card Crew #23 Blue & Silver
As the title of my post says it is our 23rd challenge at The Creative Card Crew which is to use blue and silver.
Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Simon Says Stamp who are giving our random winner a generous $20 voucher to spend in their store
I love using blue and silver for Christmas so I decided to create a decoration. I bought a set of four chipboard baubles at Port Sunlight in September but they didn't have a name of a manufacturer
The baubles are in two sizes and this is one of the larger ones at 12 cms across the broadest part. I covered it with a Forever Friends paper and then went around the edges with a silver pigment ink pad. I didn't worry about the ink being even, and then dipped it into silver embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt the powder
To create the centre band I used my Memory Box tessatina die with silver and dark blue. I was careful not to let the the cutouts come away from the frame in the blue card and stuck it across the bauble topping it with the silver frame. I used Glossy Accents to fill the shapes and added round and square gems to finish
I decorated the top of the bauble with ribbon, feathers and jingle bells.
I think I'll use this as a wall decoration rather than a tree one because of the size.
I'm hoping to get the others done in time for when I go and stay with my daughter in law and granddaughter in five weeks for our "Christmas" with them. Aisling and Bronwyne will be going to spend Christmas with Aisling's Mum and step Dad with Michael being in Afghanistan