Tuesday 28 May 2013

Christmas Star

It was craft night last night, and, after our tea and home baked red velvet cupcakes (you'll find the recipe here, on my baking blog) we all made cards using embossing folders and gilding wax.

I even managed to use up another A6 card blank from my enormous, and hardly touched stash of them, with this gold and blue Christmas card.
I used a Craft Concepts folder to emboss the background, then rubbed on gold gilding wax with my finger.
The border punch I used is a Tonic one and I die cut some stars with Xcut dies.  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with gold powder, the stamp is from a Papermania Forever Friends set, and I coloured the white card with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
Some ribbon, a bow, buttons and a gold gem finish my card off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Crazy Challenge - #146 - Use a Sentiment
Stamping Sensations - Embossing and Texture
So Artful - Night Skies
Jingle Belles - Tie a Holiday Ribbon
Anything Goes - #93 - Handmade Background


  1. Fabulous - cakes and card. Oh to be a member of your card making circle. Yum yum.

  2. Yummy cakes, and wonderful card. Love the colours and that star is wonderful, kate x

  3. gorgeous cakes and wonderful card Ginny ♥

  4. Beautifully elegant card Wendy and yummy looking cupcakes.

    Thanks so much joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  5. This is just gorgeous and the cupcakes...yum. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  6. Oooh this is so gorgeous hun...love the colours too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

    p.s..yummy cupcakes..!!

  7. Cool card, Wendy and I love the effect of the gilding wax. You've also just reminded me that I have that star punch! Nothing better than rediscovering old crafty stash! I'm off now to drool over your baking blog!

    Rachel x

  8. a very stylish card - the dark blue ribbon is gorgeous and you have the most perfect bow - always eludes me!

  9. A very elegant Christmas card. Matthew was at the Bone Doctor as he calls him on Friday and he is starting to heal, he will still miss his trip to P7 trip to Loch Insch which he is upset about. I am going to see his play tomorrow night. Thanks for asking about him, I'll tell him you were asking after him. Probably won't see you at Bannantyne's in the next couple of weeks, see you for coffee sometime. Hope you are keeping ok and the new tablets are working. Marlene

  10. Love those embossed stars ... and what a perfect bow ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  11. so stunning wendy.fab design and colours and your cakes look so delish :D

    xx coops xx

  12. Super cute card! Love the consistent star theme, really worked out beautifully! Thanks for joining us this week at the Crazy Challenge!

    CCH DT
    Love to Create DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  13. oh my goodness, i am IN LOVE with all the texture you've worked into this lovely card! thanks for joining our ribbon rendezvous at JINGLE BELLES! :)


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