Friday, 25 September 2015

Silver baubles

I've had very little time for crafting recently and, if I'm honest, not much inspiration either. So I'm pleased that I managed to carve out a little time today to make this card:

I made it for 52CCT where the theme is a Card for a Man. I always find this tricky. I much prefer flowers and swirls and bows. I decided to go for something simple and elegant but with a little glam as it is, after all, a Christmas card.
I found a snippet of textured, dark green paper (not black as it looks here) and embossed the Woodware baubles on it ion silver. I drew on the strings and coloured them with a silver gel pen. I did use a ruler as a guide as I've tried this before and found that my baubles were hanging at a strange angle. 
I decided to try some dry embossing with a board which I have not done for ages. I think it gives a smart, elegant look.
I added a snippet of silver ribbon with just a knot instead of a bow. I haven't any idea if a a man would like this but I like it. I'll ask if one passes.
So having used a couple of snipppets, I can skip over to the snippets playground and have a go on the swings. I haven't managed to get there for a few weeks. And in true Di style, I have enough green paper left so I'm making another card the same!
Now I'm off to tidy my room as I've left card, trimmer and stuff all over my bed and then a gin and tonic as a Thursday night treat. 


  1. Hi Alison! This is just fabulous, and very elegant yet perfect for a chap. I don't know very many elegant chaps - I did at one time and he would have loved this I'm sure!


    Di xx

  2. Very stylish and elegant card! I laughed at the idea of asking a passing man :-) My boy cat is currently trying to chew a silver butterfly off my daughter's bag, so he is clearly attracted to a bit of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT and I hope you enjoyed your G&T! April x

  3. Gorgeous card and I think it works great as a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
    Julie T

  4. Your card is very elegant and simply stunning. The embossing is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week. Hugs, Gill x

  5. magnifique Alison, très belle création, un peu bling bling a mon goût pour un homme mais chacun ses préférences, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  6. This is lovely - I really like the Christmas baubles - very elegant. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!


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