Hi and welcome.
Today sees the launch of a fab new stamp set from STAMPlorations just in time for those Christmas makes. Here are two cards made using the new fun Christmas Baubles set.
Isn't it fab, five gorgeous baubles, or Wesley bobs as a friend of mine calls them, sentiments, holly cluster and stars.
My first card uses three of the baubles and the fir branch from the earlier released Christmas Bell Medley set.
To create the foliage, I took my white base card and stamped around the top of it with the branch in DI, Mowed Lawn, before painting over it with water to soften. To add depth and before it dried, I repeated the stamping with more Mowed Lawn followed by DI Pine Needles. This was then left to dry completely and let the water do what it would!
On a scrap of card I stamped three of the baubles in Altenew's Pure Graphite, then quickly added WOW semi dull EP and heat set. This allowed me to colour them with my Zig water brush markers. I chose bright colours for an alternative to the traditional Christmas colours before fussy cutting. The yellow bauble had its bow cut away as I didn't want it on this occasion. They were then arranged below the branches and attached with pads and the sentiment was stamped and embossed in WOW platinum EP. Using a straightedge and black fineliner, I drew in the strings.
This design owes a lot to a card by the wonderful Loll Thompson here. Loll's uses a die cut bauble but mine uses another from the set, this time stamped and embossed with gold EP, coloured with Zigs, before being fussy cut.
The CUTplorations Season's Greetings sentiment was cut from gold mirror card and placed flat onto my base card. Before the glue was fully dry I slipped a strand of gold twine through the G and tied a bow and slipped the bauble under. A simple CAS card.
For more inspiration, check out the STAMPlorations blog here.
As usual you can comment as you hop along for a chance to win the set for yourself!
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Oh my, such meticulous coloring. Beautifully executed cards.ReplyDelete
LOVE these, love how you did the greenery to achieve depth and the baubles are beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful stunning work - I love the pop and colors! TFS and for this hop!ReplyDelete
Both are so beautiful! I love all the designsReplyDelete
on the baubles. This is a really nice set.
I can see lots of mileage in this set Julie. Your foliage is brilliant and the baubles look great in their jewel colours. Love the clever touch of the gold twine tied around the g xReplyDelete
I'm loving this new set of stamps and I love your cards too Julie .... beautifully coloured xxReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards....I really like that 1st one with the pine branches!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. Love the popped up baubles. HugzReplyDelete
I love how bright and colorful both your cards are. This is a great set of stamps and you make ne want to rush to buy them.ReplyDelete
So pretty and colorful!ReplyDelete
Your cards make me want the new set even more!ReplyDelete
Love the beautiful new set and your fantastic creation!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards hun. I love the vibrant colours on the baubles. Love Dawn xReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning Julie!!ReplyDelete
The cards are beautiful. I love the new set. The embossing on the sentiment is fantastic.[Bunny]ReplyDelete
stunning cards - thanks for sharing so many ways of creating with this set:)ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love the different color combo you used for these pretty baubles!ReplyDelete
Your cards are beautiful! Love the baubles and the card designs. Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous and festive cards!!! Love them!!!ReplyDelete
They are both beautiful festive cards.ReplyDelete
These are both so wonderfully vibrant and festive, Julie ... the single bauble pops so beautifully against all the white ... and the canopy of pine branches really sets off the colourful trio brilliantly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MLCC, good luck!!! Amy DTReplyDelete
Love both these beautiful cards! Perfect use of the fabulous bauble set. xxxReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous cards Julie, the shading on your bauble is fab... and as you know I just adore the simplicity!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Happy Little Stampers!
WoW! This really gets me into the Christmas mode!! Your colors are so beautifully vibrant and I esp appreciate you letting us know how you did the fir branches ~ I'm feeling so inspired :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! So wonderfully festive and such fabulous inspiration using those beautiful bauble images.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous pair of cards Jules and I love the vibrant colours you used for the Wesley bobs!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
Such beautiful creations! I love your coloring!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards using the new baubles set from STAMPlorations. Your greenery at the top of the first card is STUNNING! I LOVE the colours and depth you've created ... and then those gorgeous baubles hanging all coloured in non-traditional colours. Your second card is awesome with the gold and red. LOVE the wavy grid design on that bauble. I now have to go shopping and get this beautiful set along with the Season's Greeting die. You are so talented, my friend! xxReplyDelete
I'm so far behind that I didn't see your post in time. Stamp set is out of stock. Can't wait until Shery gets more. xxReplyDelete
so very elegant!ReplyDelete
The baubles are coloured beautifully! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenges.ReplyDelete
I love your pine boughs with the Christmas ornaments! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenge BlogReplyDelete