Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Beautiful Christmas Baubles

These Heartfelt Creations stamps are so beautiful and I'm so proud to be showing you how I've used them for the Creative Expressions Design Team this week. I'll be making crafty projects for November using these baubles stamps and the Creative Expressions "Let it Snow" stamp set too. I'm looking forward to seeing what we all come up with from these wonderful Christmas stamps.

I wanted to show how they look with different colours, and I really like how they've turned out. You can't see the sparkles so well on these pics but they shimmer lots and they look very Chrismassy.

Each card has a coloured centre bauble with the same colour inked around the edge of the card.
I've heat embossed each bauble with a gold and a silver bauble on each card, and then dotted them with the Stickles glitter.

Here's a close up of the gorgeous Cosmic Shimmer Persian Sea Aurora embossing powder, it has mica powders in it, so it has a beautiful metallic shimmer. The gold and the silver are also Cosmic Shimmer's embossing powders.

I've also used some silver acrylic paint which I've stamped onto the cards to add some subtle silvery highlights.

The bauble strings are made with gold cord fed through the eyelets of the baubles.

The inside of each card has the 3 smaller baubles and a Merry Christmas greeting stamped in the same colour as the ink on the front.

I'm well and truly into the Christmas spirit, drinking mulled wine and waiting for Christmas 24 to start on the movie channels! (Christmas films shown 24/7 and starts on the 1st of November).
Is this wrong?
M xxx


Caroline said...

These are gorgeous Michelle love the baubles and the designs and different colours you have used are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Julia S-W said...

So gorgeous Michelle. Love the inky look and the use of the silver acrylic paint. Stunning cards.

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, Michelle! Love the vibrant colors and all of the stamps you've used. Simply perfect!

Have a great day!
Gaby xo

butterfly said...

Fabulous sparkly bauble cards - what a great showcase for these stamps! Love that the inside looks as good as the outside... 24/7 Christmas movies? A little bit full-on maybe, but if it makes you feel good, then nothing should stop you!!
Alison x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful set of cards, I love the stamps and the colours :o)
Jackie xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Three fantastic Christmas cards, love the colors and images.

Karin said...

beautiful cards, gorgeous colors!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful cards Michelle, lovely design and colours. Love,that you stamped the inside too. Lovely. Tracy x

lilygee said...

These are so beautiful Michelle - I love these stamps and the quality is outstanding - your colours are gorgeous.
Jean xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful set of cards, love the colour choices.

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Thank you so much for following me. I'm glad you did, because your creations are amazing! These are amazing and "easy" Christmas cards, love it. :D

Jenn Borjeson said...

Hi there! I wanted to make sure you knew someone linked this beautiful creation to the Papelitos challenges... if you are not aware of the story behind them, please read my blog post here: http://stampinangeljenn.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-papelitos-nonsense.html

inkypinkycraft said...

Great makes, love the layers of stamping! Trace x

May said...

Beautiful cards Michelle, Fabulous stamping & great designs... Hugs May x x x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous!!

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