Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bubble Trees & Paper Candy

I have a couple of really simple Christmas cards today...using stamps from my Woodware 'Bubble Tree' set. They are A6 sized, but with the fold along the shorter edge...and flat too, so cheap to post! I stamped and embossed the images and sentiments in black, then painted the 'bubbles' using various shades of blue Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Saphire & Weathered Wood), then went over the top with Glossy Accents, to make them look more 'bubbly'.

Here's a close-up of one of the cards, which shows the gloss a little clearer:

Challenges for these cards:
Before I go...I just have to tell you all about Amy's candy. I'm sure that lots of you will remember the 1000 sheets of paper giveaway that she did to celebrate her first blogoversary last year...well, she's doing it again...and is giving away another 1000 sheets of paper:

Wow...that's a lot of paper to get through in a year! It's not just just paper....there are lots of lovely stamps on offer can find out all about it here on her blog.


Claire x said...

A lovely simple card Helen, looks great with the glossy accents. Hugs, Claire x

Hazel said...

These are stunning! Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 34 - hope to see you again soon.x

Diane's Card Designs said...

This is beautiful Helen. Love the glossy accents.
Diane :-) xx

Carissa said...

So simple but so pretty and elegant. Love your cards.
Hugs, Carissa

Sandra said...

Wow Helen this is gorgeous how nice it looks with all those painted bubbles with many a shade also the glossy accents just finishes it off beautifully:) Sandra H

Vicky said...

Just stunning Helen....and I love the glossy accents too hun...

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Anne Kristine said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful.
Love the image...gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!
Hugs Anne


Wonderful card! Loved the tree. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you again with us soon.

Kimbo said...

Lovely cards Helen. Very CAS. I know I've got that set somewhere - just wish I could find it!

Pauline C said...

ooh very stylish and contemporary - lovely!
Pauline x

Márcia Mattos said...

This is a really cute card!
BVery clean and simple!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations!

Magali said...

Ficou uma graça!!! Adorei
Obrigada por participar do Christimas inspirations