Day 10: Blue Bauble
In the past, I do seem to have stuck with the traditional red and green as theme colours on my Christmas cards. This year I seem to have made quite a few blue ones! I took inspiration from this one from bits that I had dug out of the bottom of my Tardis-like Christmas craft drawer. The main parts of this card – the bauble topper and the backing paper – I seem to have had forever, but just never got around to using. I like how the swirly shapes on the backing paper seem to echo the shape of the bauble, even if the colours aren’t a perfect match.
To make this card:
- Mount a bauble topper onto a 2.5″ square of plain white cardstock using adhesive foam pads.
- Edge this square with a narrow silver peel-off border.
- Attach this to a square of dark blue cardstock with double sided tape, leaving a small border all around.
- Use foam pads to fix this square topper to the top right corner of a square card blank.
- Cover the left-hand 1.5″ of the card blank with blue swirly backing paper.
- Place a decorative silver border peel-off down the edge of this paper, to mask the join.
- Finally, place a greeting peel-off in the gap underneath the topper.
When I cover the folding edge of a card with backing paper, I tend to wrap it around and secure it with double sided tape on the back of the card. This helps to give a nice even finish to the fold, and lessens the risk of the paper coming loose or getting dog-eared on the front.