Christmas Baubles

Posted by on November 15, 2010 in Christmas Cards, Perfect pearls, Stamping | 1 comment

Hey crafty peoples,

It has been too long since posts, but I have been having MAJOR issues with trying to get some decent photos, it has been so frustrating!! Anyway, this is the best I could come up with…I really need to purchase some more photography gear!

Once again I have been inking up my Hero Arts Decorative Ornaments stamp and I am loving it!! These cards are pretty simple and there is a reason for this as these are going to be my Christmas cards this year and mass production needs to be done quickly and efficiently!

I inked up the stamp with several different inks (similar tones) and then gave the stamp a good spritz with perfect pearls in water  before stamping. Once stamped, I hit it with the heat gun to dry it quickly. I love how it has given the image a watery look. In real life the perfect pearls are really shimmery, but hard to capture this in the photos. The background stamp is an Impress stamp that I inked up with 3 different shades of green, spritzed with perfect pearls in water and then dabbed with a tissue before stamping to get a blotchy effect. I added a sentiment, some ribbon and pearls and voila!

This photo captures some of the perfect pearls a bit, but it looks better in real life.

And I experimented with different colours, but I think the pink colours are my favourite. I also did a blue one.


Stamps: Hero Arts Decorative Ornament, Impress Stamp – square, Kaisercraft Christmas sentiment
Ink: Versacolor Ink – Onyx Black, Cardinal, Petal Pink, Opera Pink, Peony, Heliotrope, hyacinth, Green Tea, bamboo, Olive, Orange, Yellow
Regal Craft Card (white horizontal single fold), white card
Other Supplies:
Thin white ribbon, thin white and gold ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, foam dimensionals, perfect pearls, mini mister, heat gun, glossy accents (to adhere ribbon)

Thanks again for visiting and have a great night!


1 Comment

  1. Hi Marion! Found your blog through one of your Case study entries! Love your card- that is a very beautiful ornament image. Loved browsing your blog too- your little car cards are super cute!!

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