Thursday 29 February 2024

Snowflake Bauble

Hi everyone, my posts are coming along a bit like buses at the moment with 3 posts in less than 24 hours as the end of February looms! Today I’m sharing another card I made based on a tutorial - this time a Lavinia tutorial by Amanda Branston. I’ve wanted to have a go at this for a while but I couldn’t as I had lost my mid size Lavinia acetate circle masks (inner and outer)! However at the recent craft show I bit the bullet and bought another set, so here we are! 

I cut a square of stamping card, and blended Della Blue Elements ink around the circle mask, then placed the outer circle mask and blended more ink inside - due to the slight difference in size of the masks this leaves a fine white border. I drew round the circle mask with a black fine liner to form the outside of the bauble, then stamped two snowflakes on top of but offset from each other in 2 shades of blue VFC. I stamped a mini crown as the crown of the bauble which i coloured silver, then drew a “chain” with black fine liner. I stamped some mini holly in green and coloured the berries with a red Sakura Stardust pen, then added dimension to the bauble by painting fine lines with water and blotting with paper towel, then added my own touch by painting over with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to add a bit of sparkle! 

I really enjoyed using the techniques in the tutorial to create the bauble, and completed the composition of the card by adding soft snowflake stencilling, a few mini stamped snowflakes and a stamped sentiment.

Stamps: Lavinia Snowflakes (large), Snowflakes, Mini Crown, Mini Holly; Uniko Christmas Wishes;
Media: Lavinia Elements inks (Della Blue, Violet Chalk); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Medieval Blue, Blue Belle, Rainforest); Sakura Stardust pens (red, silver); black fineliner; Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (clear);
Tools: Lavinia acetate circle masks; AALL & Create stencil - Snow Crystals.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Christmas Craft Creations (February) - Stencils or Embossing Folders

Christmas Kickstart #83 - Out on a Limb (something found on the Christmas tree)
The Holly and Ivy #156 - Anything Christmas Goes
Krafty Chicks #705 - Anything Goes
Rudolph Days (February) - Anything Christmas Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #637/638 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the beautiful snowflake bauble and delicate stencilled background.
Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline this is quite simply a beautiful festive creation I love how you have done the bauble and the other little additions it looks so classy
lolo x

Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty! You've achieved great depth with your colouring of the bauble. Great soft stencil work too. Thanks for joining Gail and me over at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! What a very elegant and beautiful card Pauline, love the stencilled background and the gorgeous snowflake. x

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Liz said...

Beautiful Christmas card Pauline, great design and I love the delicate stencilling.
Liz xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A pretty Christmas card with this beautiful and delicate stenciling Pauline.

Sarn said...

Superb Christmas bauble card with lovely delicate stencilling. Very pretty xxx

Linby said...

I love how you used the crown, might need to try that! It's a really pretty card.

Helen said...

Beautiful, Pauline - so elegant.

Thanks so much for supporting the Rudolph Days Challenge.

Helen x

Susan Renshaw said...

Super technique!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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foleysfriend said...

Pretty card. I love the "frosty"-feel of your card. It's perfect for snowflakes. Thank you for sharing how you created it. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

The Crafty Den said...

A really beautiful card Pauline. I love the images and the soft background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

laurie said...

Stunning! Love the beauty of snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Craft creations!

Fiona said...

Love this Pauline - love that delicate background too and the touch of holly, Thanks for sharing with us at CCC