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Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Baubles

Purple is my favorite color and seeing the color inspiration over at Inkspirational I wanted to play along immediately!

I went with a Christmas design, using my neglected Christmas bauble dies from Memory Box.
For the bottom layer I chose silver cardstock and for the ornate pattern I used silver mirri card.
I attached each bauble to a silver string. I felt they needed something extra so I used seambinding ribbon to make the bows.
The panel is made with purple card stock and my new Sizzix embossing folder. I mounted it to silver cardstock and a black card base.

There's nothing original about my design, but I still like how this turned out, using no stamps.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - Purple and Silver
2) ABC Christmas Challenge - Tree ornament
3) Top Tip Tuesday - Non Traditional Christmas
4) Pile It On - #41 2 or more die cuts
5) C.R.A.F.T. - #280 Christmas


Loz said...

Gorgeous card and baubles Pia..Loz

Marina said...

Those dies were worth digging out - they make a lot of impact. I love the texture you've brought to this card and you've used our colour combo perfectly.

Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Deepti Stephens said...

Wonderful non traditional Christmas card there! :)

Chrissy said...

So very elegant Pia...just gorgeous and love the silver and the bows and the purple embossed background..fabulous card.


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the baubles, beautiful design and the silver/white/purple colour scheme looks so pretty.
Sue xx

Kim M said...

Those bauble dies are beautiful! Love that you did them in silver. This is a truly lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

chrissy xx said...

So pretty Pia..I LOve your Memory Box dies. GORgeous colours and design..LOving this embossing folder too.

Laine said...

Wonderful design and detail Pia.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Pia, love the colour.
Bauble die looks beautiful with that colour.
Avril xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a very pretty and stylish creation Pia. Gorgeous colours.

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pia… I love those wonderful baubles.. SO pretty with the mirri card and beautiful bows! :-))
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Lau W said...

I think this card is very elegant Pia !

Elaine Stark said...

A great card. I love the bauble die. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

sandie said...

My fab colour too!! And what a great embossing folder. That ornate pattern is stunning and the seam bidding pulls the design together. Great to see you again at Ink Pia x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pia :-) the whole design of this is fabulous ! I love the colours and the pretty bows :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What an elegant card! Very pretty x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Pia, I love the bows, so pretty.
hugs Jacee
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cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love your baubles and elegant design.

Marlies said...

I like purple for cards as well Pia. Your card is beautiful, very elegant! I like the bauble dies you used. hugs, Marlies

scrAPpamondo said...

So pretty and elegant cards!

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeously classy and elegant Pia. Nicola x

Monika Reeck said...

Piaaaa agree with you we have the same IDEA..
Purple..Silver and two christmas ornament but you put lovely ribbon and your silver looks so shiny...soo adorable in purple card base...I love purple too my dear...also I know now which color of bday card I should make for you...yippie..(small tip :) )hugs, Monika

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card very elegant love the dies and embossed purple background
Carol x

Danielle Vincent said...

Ooohhh very elegant card Pia! LOVE those gorgeous ornaments. Glad you used them :o) Hugs D

Desire Fourie said...

Pia this is just so festive and elegant with the silver and the bows are the perfect touch. Thank you so much for taking part and posting my 1,000 Follower Give Away badge here.
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Donna said...

This is gorgeous Pia, the purple and silver combo is so elegant! The ornaments are beautiful and the ribbons are perfect, and purple is my favorite color too! Take care, Donna

Jackie said...

This is gorgeous Pia! I LOVE the purple & those ornaments are beautiful...very nice CAS style design!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So beautiful - you can almost see them hanging on the tree. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

aussie aNNie said...

Your neglected Christmas dies certainly ended up making a beautiful card...loving the colour tones.
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Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous and so elegant card;-))m

Pat K said...

Love what you've done with these baubles Pia...mine are still in their case! Gorgeous card.

Trimgym said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!
We would love you to also check out our DT call and apply if you feel this is something for you as we are looking for some talented and friendly crafter to join our DT Team.

Jo and the CRAFT Team.

Asha said...

What an elegant Christmas card. Sure, you've used non-trad colours but this just makes the all the more classy.
x Asha

Regina said...

Pia, it’s so elegant and I like the simple design.

hugs Regina

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful holiday card...I love those sweet ornaments, so classy and very elegant.

scrappymo! said...

These are so beautiful!
I have these dies and have never made anything so beautiful with them, like this! I think it is the gorgeous mirri card witht he soft drapey ribbon that makes them so!!!


Totally gorgeous card Pia - the purple background displays the baubles perfectly. Love those delicious bows too!
Sylvia xx