Tuesday 17 August 2021

Christmas Kickstarter #53 Reminder

Today I have a reminder post for the current Christmas Kickstarter challenge where I am honoured to be guest elf this month. 

I have made a second card, inspired by the amazing inspirational photo (see below). Nothing fussy here, just a simple bauble highlighted with some sparkle.


I have wanted to use this stamp set as it is quite new and I haven't used it before. I really like these bubble baubles, the set contains 3 of different shapes. I decided to heat emboss the image and used gold pearl powder. I then coloured in the bubbles with a metallic pen. The bow and sentiment are also part of the same set. The bow was heat embossed in poppy red and the sentiment in hot gossip which is a sparkle powder. I added a few little spots of the sparkle powder on the bauble and bow just to spread the sparkle around a bit. You can see it a little bit on my final photo.

The panel was cut and mounted on craft foam before attaching to a gold card base. It looks like kraft in the photo but it is actually gold.

I was inspired by the baubles on the tree and the red ribbons above the mantelpiece.

I have been really enjoying visiting all the entries this month. There is still plenty of time to join us as you have until the end of the month. I hope to see you in the gallery.

Also sharing this at:
CAS Christmas - Decorations
Merry Little Christmas - #37 August Anything Christmas Goes

Cardstock: White smooth stamping card; Gold card
Ink: Versamark; Spectrum Noir metallic pen, jade green
Stamps: Woodware, bubble mini baubles
Dies: Stitched rectangle, Create a Smile
Embossing Powder: Wow, gold pearl and hot gossip

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


Ros Crawford said...

It's beautiful Hillary and I can just imagine how sparkly it is IRL! Congrats on your guest spot!

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your GDT spot and love your CAS Christmas card-beautiful bubble bauble stamp and looks very Christmassy embossed with the gold and red
Carol x

brenda said...

What fun to be a Guest Elf Hilary, that really is something special.

And a really lovely elegant seasonal card along with matching envie which always makes a card that but special.

B x

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty ornament stamp Hilary - love it colored on your card and in black and white on your envelope which is always a lovely extra touch for a card sent! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely, Hilary! I thought it was gold. I really love that you have a coordinating envelope too, Jo x

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
the ornament is marvelous! This challenge is on my to do list, but maybe there will be no time for this one...

coldwaters2 said...

This is quite simply beautiful Hilary I love how you have done the bubble bauble it really has made an effect that looks so special, I love it
lorraine x

Christine Alexander said...

Love that stamp, you created the perfect Christmas bauble card ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards and fabulous design. Great colours too.. Congrats on your GD term.. xx

I Card Everyone said...

What a darling bubble bauble! Your card is darling, with all that sparkling gold, Hilary - LOve that big red bow, too!

Bunny said...

Love the embossing and the matching envelope. [Bunny]

Mac Mable said...

Yay to be guest elf Hilary and what a pretty card with beautiful shimmer and one stand out bauble x. I always love how you do an envelope to match and also the insert x.

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a wonderful bauble, Hilary! So regal with the gold surrounding it!

Loll said...

Such a pretty bauble, Hilary. Very special with all the shimmer and shine! xx

Cathy said...

Love all the shimmer and shine on your pretty bubble bauble Hilary, it's a gorgeous CAS card. Thankyou for playing along at CAS Christmas too, Cathy x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Another beauty! I was just looking at that stam today - I think you've convinced me!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a yummy bauble, Hilary - just love how you colored it and added to the gold card!! Thanks again for the inspiration at Kickstart!!