Wednesday, 26 October 2016

October Rudolf Days

I've made a few busy cards recently so I felt the need for extreme simplicity today. 

I'm entering this into the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for this week which is:

I love embossing and don't need to be asked twice. I've used three kinds on here. 
I stamped the bauble on white card in Versamark and then embossed with clear powder and filled in with Brusho colour. 
Cut it out and covered the whole thing in Versamark by pressing it onto the pad. The I covered it in clear powder and heated. Rinse and repeat. (Actually, don't rinse that probably wouldn't improve it). You get a more glossy finish with a second or even a third coat.
Just before heating I sprinkled a little glitter onto the embossing powder so it sets into it as it heats.

Then I dry embossed the hanger for the bauble using an old Keepsake embossing board and stamped on the sentiment. I used a small bow as anything larger overwhelmed the bauble.

If my photos had loaded this morning as planned, I'd have forgotten is was Rudolf day but now I can add my link to Scrappy Mo's October Rudolf days challenge.
First the photos wouldn't load and now my computer can't find the internet. I've even tried standing in front of the router and pointing it out, how hard can it be?
Wishing you lots of crafty time, I'm off to visits the wonderful cards you've all been making. 


  1. Ah when tried to come over here yesterday to comment Alison, blogger said it wasn't a legitimate link, glad it's here now as would've hated to miss this card, it's truly superb. I'm in love more and more with CAS, but still like details at times 😊
    So delighted to be GDT member for Rudolph Day Christmas Challenge, thank so much for sharing with us your creative inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  2. Beautiful CAS card , the emobossed bauble is lovely

  3. Loving your embossed bauble. Colour is a gorgeous shade. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Ultra clean and simple, and just fab! I love the shades of green on your ornament. Love the embossed hanger and all the sparkle too. Nicely done! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  5. wow such a lovely card! Nicely done!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at 52CCT! :)

  6. elle est d'une finesse cette création Alison, superbe, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  7. Oooh, Alison! What a gorgeously shiny bauble! I love your CAS card - so elegant!

  8. this is such an elegant card featuring that gorgeous green ornament! thank you so much for playing along with us at the rudolph day challenge!
    rudolph day challenge DT

  9. Hi Alison

    What a fabulous card! Your bauble actually looks like glass.

    A very clever way to add a hanger too!

    Hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Love this Alison...great embossing and using a board to do the dangly bit...brilliant...really a very classy clean card....fantastic!


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