Christmas Bauble Decorations

Hello everyone,

this is Alex and today it is my turn to do a blog post here. I think you should know I’m a little rusty *hehe* as my last blog entry on my own blog was about 2 years ago… Oh dear! *lol*

But apart from the posting about it, I have been very busy crafting and have had the pleasure to play with Hobby Art Stamps for a while now. But enough waffling on, I have a little project I want to share with you today.

I have used CS081D Christmas Flourishes and CS080D Penguins, both from the Sharon Bennett Collection as well as the gorgeous wooden bauble shapes all of which can be ordered on the website.

I created my first bauble (the big round one) with the Penguins set.

Penguin with set

 

Here is a close up of the front and back…

Penguin bauble close upPenguin bauble back

 

I coloured the wooden shape with Silver Wink of Luna and set it aside to dry.

I then cut out 2 circles out of white smooth card and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment on one of them and used an ink blending tool to rub light blue ink over the edges. I then added a few stamped stars around it. I used Wink of Luna as a stamping ink by just lightly brushing it over the stamp before putting it down on my paper. It gives a lovely silvery sheen to your stamping and is quite easy to apply.

On the second circle I stamped the penguin with santa hat with Memento black in the middle and used the two small tree stamps either side to create a little scene. I coloured the image with my markers and added a little Glossy Accents to his eyes and beak as well as the ground to make it shine. A nice spotty ribbon through the top makes it ready to go on the tree when the time comes 🙂

Drop bauble with set

 

Next I used the Flourishes set to create this vintage-inspired drop bauble.

Here is a close up of front and back again…

Drop bauble close upDrop bauble back

 

This time I traced the shape of the bauble onto my paper and hand cut it twice. I applied ink with an ink blending tool to the edges of one and all over the other one. Then the same ink was used to stamp the images from the set. The spotty line one I actually stamped twice. One of the great advantages of clear stamps is that you can bend them to your shape and stamp them to fit. Just hover the stamp on your acrylic block over your shape and adjust until you like the way it fits and stamp – voila!

I then used Wink of Stella fine in Gold to add detail on my images and placed gold coloured gems in the dots. Finally a lovely christmassy ribbon to finish it off.

Hope you liked my offering and maybe have a go yourself?!

By for now,

Alexandra

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