Wednesday, 18 August 2010

More bauble inspiration!

Here's the second of the cards inspired by the photo in Monday's post (scroll down to the next post if you'd like to see the original photo and first card).

I went long and thin for the card base on this one to echo the shape of the steps and then used punched circles to represent the baubles - some are heat embossed with a backgrounder stamp and gold powder, some coated in crackle paint and others embossed in a Cuttlebug folder and then treated with Rub n Buff to give them a richer finish.

Ruched silk ribbon and a sprinkling of pearls keep the opulent mood going and provide more textural interest.

It was a bit of a nightmare to photograph this one with the reflective surfaces and textures but I think you get the idea!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Scalloped Tiles backgrounder
Vintage Christmas Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Ink:
Versamark by Tsukineko
Versacraft by Tsukinko (Autumn Leaf)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Paper:
Kraft
Cryogen white
Metallic gold

Other:
Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger (Rock Candy)
Detail embossing powder (gold)
Squeeze punch by Fiskars (large and medium circles)
Silk ribbon
Pin
Flat back pearls
Cuttlebug embossing folder (Textile Texture)
Rub n Buff by Amaco (gold leaf)


Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Di said...

Another gorgeous card Joanne,I love what you have done with the ribbon, that is so effective. xx

Traceyr said...

Joanne this is beautiful and the pearls and ruched ribbon are very opulent indeed.

:)

My crafty dog and I said...

This was my first visit to your blog and I really enjoyed looking at your cretions, very inspiring. Will visit more often :o) Sam x

My crafty dog and I said...

Sorry, creations!

Paula said...

loving the crisp clean design of this card

Karen said...

Loving what you have done with the ribbon Joanne....another gorgeous, classic card XXX

Kaz said...

This is yet another classy card Joanne - love those baubles xx

Amaco said...

I like how you've incorporated AMACO's Rub 'n Buff into your card making! Did you know it's available in about 17 colors? If you'd like to try others let me know. Also if you'd like to make cards or mixed media using RNB for CHA let me know. I would like to feature your card on our Facebook and link back to you.

Silvergirl said...

Gorgeous and simply elegant!! Hugs to you, Joanne!

lise

Sid said...

Really loving your Xmas designs !!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful design Joanne!

Morti said...

Fantastic cards, both this one and Mondays.... thanks for stopping by my blog

Lottie said...

Oh my word - your baubles are stunning -love this theme

Carol said...

what a gorgeous card Joanne - really loving the look of those baubles...

Jan said...

Love this...so unique!

Minxy said...

Oh this is fab hun, love all the texture

Gez said...

Gorgeous Joanne. Love all the different textures.

HannahBanana said...

Lovely colours, the shape of the card is really nice too. x

Kathy said...

Fab card - mind you, when I saw all the circles my first thought was "coins" rather than "baubles" and I though you'd made a money wallet!

Marcy said...

This is gorgeous, Joanne! I love all of the surfaces and textures mixed with the pearls. I particularly like how they look like they are bouncing along the card front. Fantastic inspiration!

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, love the combination of colours, shapes and textures! Jo x

Bahb said...

Holy Cats, this may be the most gorgeous card I've ever seen. That bit of rutched ribbon was just the genius touch it needed to soften the hard metal.

I hope you managed to link with AMACO finally!

Thanks for inspiration!