27 November 2008

Christmas Baubles card two


Hi everyone, another take on the Christmas Baubles image for this card and another way to use the image. The download has a transparent background which means it can be printed on patterned paper and used for paper piecing. I printed three sheets of gingham patterned paper, put them back through the printer and printed the baubles image on top of them all. I then cut and pieced the various patterned pieces around the baubles image printed on white card. The background is the offcuts from each of the three gingham sheets arranged to give a patchwork effect and I've doodled stitching around these and another piece that was cut on one edge with a scalloped blade for the centre panel. The plain image is cut with the largest of the Labels one nestability dies, the edges doodled and sponged with ranger distress in black soot. I stamped around the edges with various small stamps from a Woodware Christmas sentiment set. Apart from a piece of white ribbon under the die cut there is absolutely no bling or glitter on this card which must be a first!!!! TFL.

Back soon,

Chris

24 comments:

Sandra said...

Morning Chris,Love it!!!,i so love gingham but would never have dreamed of using it this way,how well it works and so different,just brilliant,hope its ok to use this idea,thanks for the inspiration,my mojo at the moments on walk about,
Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

PS no bling required with this one,works so well without it!

Taniaj said...

Sorry I havent been by recently , your cards are wonderful and a big thank you for the wonderful download. Mine opened great in paint and was a wonderful size. Will colour tonight and let you see Tx

cats whiskers said...

Good Morning Chris, thanks for sharing this I took your download last night and what a great way you have shown us to use it. Lovely card
Hugs Jacqui x

Vee said...

What a fab idea got loads of Chrismassy papers just crying out to be printed on...lol Thanks for sharing this. I think your card is lovely I love gingham... x Vee

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is fabulous Chris and just love your great use of papers, great design with the stamping round the outside, Thanks for sharing the image, Hugs, Nikki x

Joan Ervin said...

OH, MY, Chris...this is such a gorgeous Christmas card!!! Of, course, I have never seen one of your cards that I just didn't absolutely love but you have out done yourself here...the colors, papers, image...everything is soooo fabulous!!! Thanks for the download, too!!!

Bev said...

I think my computer is fixed now - fingers crossed. I've missed so much these past few weeks and haven't you been busy!! Love the card Chris, you are so clever! I've downloaded the baubles, thanks so much for sharing. I'll link back once I've made a card with them

hugs Bev x

Phree said...

Love both your bauble cards, if I had to choose I think the one in the deep rich colours is my favorite but it's a tough call.

Tab said...

oooh fabby card Chris! Love how you have used the gingham papers, such a fantastic ideas. :0)
Tab xxx

CraftyC said...

I really love this card Chris, and the papers work so well. A great card!
Clairexx

Rach said...

a gorgeous card Chris, love how you have paper pieced the baubles. hugs rachxx

mueppi said...

Ohhhhhhh..... Chris
you card is so lovely!!!!!!!
I`m sorry, that my english is so bad and I can say, how much I love your works always!!!!!
Have a nice evening!
Hugs Gisela

Donna said...

Wow Chris, what an amazing card and the gingham works perfectly with the baubles what a fantastic idea they look absolutely stunning :) Donna x

Poppy said...

love your gingham baubles,sounds rude lol..thanks for sharing them with us.
poppy

Marlou said...

oh fabulous!!! I love gingham, its my favourite pattern :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris
Those baubles look great printed onto patterned paper.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Tara said...

Fantastic creation, I love that you used the traditional baubles but then modernised the card with the gingham papers, it works so well! xx

Dawn said...

Whew this is just beautiful - love it Chris!

Hugs
Dawn

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Chris, this is so sweet in the ginghams!! I love that about digital images - printing to DP makes paper piecing so easy - especially when you have a more detailed pattern, you put the image right where you want it!

I love the sentiment stamped around the edge too and all the doodling!! What a wonderful card!!
hugs, Jami

fishlips said...

This is fantastic...love the layout...Your papers are so pretty!!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is wonderful!
I love gingham and this looks just fabulous.
Hugs
kim xxx

MiLaWi said...

Ever so cute! I love the balls of gingham paper. Thanks for this freebie image. The balls are really great, so thank you very much for this little gift!

Larissa

opalpearl3 said...

I just discovered your blog and love your cards. I also love your ornament freebie download. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks.

manicstamper said...

Oh WOW.....I just love gingham.
Your card is gorgeous.