Wednesday 28 November 2012

Snowy Serene Silhouettes baubles

It's great to see that the Snow challenge over at Addicted to CAS has proved so popular, with more than a hundred entries. I've got another snowy card to add today - come and see:

Serene Silhouettes is another one of those sets I couldn't wait to make Christmas cards with, despite it not being particularly festive looking. Here I inked the birds-on-a-branch image up with a Crumb Cake marker so that I could omit all but one of the birds. After stamping the image, I used circle punches to cut parts of the image out and the tiny ornament punch to turn them into baubles.

The circles were sponged with Pool Party ink and I used markers to add definition to the branches, colour in the bird as a robin and add some bright berries. After that, it took just a touch with my two-way glue pen and a bit of white embossing powder and suddenly there's been a snowfall!

Both baubles have been 'hung' with a line of piercing and the small bauble fits snugly in the shape that this gorgeous sentiment makes. I'm pretty sure that if you're in the US you'll be doubled up laughing at my use of the word 'bauble' - but we really do call them that here in Britain!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Delightful Dozen (sentiment)
Ink: Real Red, Pool Party classic inks, markers
Card stock: Naturals White, Whisper White
Punches: Merry Mini punch pack, 1 3/4" and 3/4" circles, corner rounder
Other: Essentials paper piercing pack and tool, white embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
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It is that time of year I'm afraid, and the lurgy has struck. We shall soldier on though and, like Pollyanna, be glad that it's struck now rather than at Christmas! Thank you for visiting and for your continued support - I really do have the best readers!


EDITED TO ADD: Can you believe that I almost forgot about Rudolph Day? And it's the final one of the year too! I blame it on the lurgy!


  1. This is gorgeous; I love the little circle scenes.
    Take care.

  2. What a great way to use this stamp set. You're so clever!

  3. This is beautiful - I love these colors with the snow on the branches! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

  4. This is gorgeous!!!!! I love all the details you have used, the snow on the branches, the cute little bird, the small bauble punch, the piercing to hang the baubles... so clever and so beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at ATCAS!

  5. Hope you are feeling better soon, Vicky. I love how you have 'hung' your baubles and your snow is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at ATCAS! xx

  6. Your baubles are beautiful, Vicky. Little works of art! x

  7. Goodness, Vicky, this is beautiful. You have a way with SU products that is totally unique (did you know?!)

  8. Stunning card Vicky, makes me want to go and case it! Love the scene in the baubles, looks so victorian. Sorry you've got the dreaded lurgy, take care and hope you feel better soon
    Val xx

  9. Vicky this is such a lovely how you have coloured your little circle images...


  10. Fabulous festive card here Vicky. I love how you used the piercing to make the bauble strings! Great idea and one I may have to pinch!

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Thanks for entering my challenge. Good luck in the draw.

    Sarn xxx

  11. Love how you stamped and coloured your baubles, Vicky. A lovely traditional sentiment, too x

  12. Gorgeous card Vicky. Glad you remembered RD!

  13. Gorgeou christmas scenes.

  14. Fabulous card and very clever too, love the images and the colours.

    Kath x

  15. A really gorgeous card, Vicky. Hope you feel much better soon. xxx

  16. Your baubles are wonderful, it's a gorgeous card and I love your choice of sentiment.
    Love the Pollyanna reference too - I used to play the 'glad' game with Briony many years ago! - Jacqueline xx

  17. Stunning card. And this stamper from Across The Pond doesn't care what you call them, because beautiful is beautiful in any country.

    Carol in central Minnesota, United States

  18. This is such a pretty and dainty little card - I love the snowy branches and your beautiful signature red text !! Have a wonderful weekend - Jane x

  19. Another gorgeous card. I really like the way you add detail with piercing, it's so effective. Hope you are feeling better x x

  20. Love the piercing as the bauble strings and the wintery scene looks amazing too, I would love to hang these on my tree :0)
    Jenny x

  21. Wow, this is just so beautiful! I love the gorgeous scenes as baubles - so clever!


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