Hey, so glad you popped along today. I am taking part in another blog hop with some fantastic crafty ladies on Facebook. The theme for today's blog hop is: Back to Basics - Stamps, ink and paper. We will be showing you that you can create beautiful projects without all the gadgets. These projects are a great place for new crafters to begin. They are also an inspiration to experienced crafters who need quick, achievable projects during this traditionally hectic time of year. So hopefully you will be inspired with some sweet and simple stamped project ideas along the hop! For my card I have created these quick and simple stamped bauble Christmas cards.
I wanted to create a card that is easy to bulk make and can easily be switch up to give variety. I tend to have more Christmas sentiment stamps than Christmas image stamps, so I came up with an idea if you don't have many like me. The secret, using a simple circle stamp shape for the baubles. Nothing fancy, just a plain old circle. I love how these cards have turned out, producing modern and clean looking Christmas cards
Materials required Simple stamped Baulble card:
- Christmas sentiment stamps
- Two different size circle stamps
- Acrylic blocks
- Selctions of inks - I used a combination of pigment and dye inks. The gold and silver inks are pigment inks
- White panel pieces, "1/2 smaller than the card base
- Black pen
- Black card bases - 5" 1/2 x " 1/4
- Double sided tape
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Simple stamped Bauble Christmas Card details
I first of all started stamping the sentiments on the card. This was important as I was then able to work out where to stamp the baubles. For the black sentiments I used Versafine Onyx black as this gives a rich and strong black.
For this first card, I kept the card more traditional with the colours and I used a selection of distress oxides (Lucky clover, Candied apple, Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral). I actually like that I didn't get perfect stamped prints with the circles - I feel it adds texture to the card.
I allowed the inks to dry before drawing lines up from each circle to the top of the card. This is to give the illusion that they are hanging. Try not to draw over the baubles, as this helps to give depth.
Don't use just love the silver and gold baubles on this one? Feels very festive.
To finish the cards off, I simple mounted the cards on to the black card bases leaving an even border. I love out the black makes the panel pop!
I tried some very different colours here, not traditional Christmas colours at all but I do love it! And finally for the last two colours, I stamped the sentiment in gold and silver and paired them with a tonal colour to match. I think these last two cards are my favourite colour combinations, but I cannot choose one between them!
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