Hello Followers! How was the last week for you? Mine was good, got lots done and I am feeling very accomplished!
Today I am going to show you how you can make some lovely Christmas decorations using the latest Festive Collection of Stamps and Dies from Creative Expressions.
When I saw these lovely stamps and corresponding dies I immediately had the idea to make a 3D decoration. Now whether you choose to use them in a 3D way or not, I know you are going to thrilled at how perfectly they work together. As with my make last week, the wreath, I was blown away with the quality of the cut and the detail in the stamped images. But then what else would you expect from a Creative Expressions product? Only the best will do!!
So, onto the making of the Yellow Baubles.
I chose to colour my own card, but there is no reason why you couldn't use any coloured card you liked. What about metallic card, or maybe a light embossing powder on a dark card? Anyway, I like to be a bit different with my colour schemes at Christmas and this year I quite fancy yellow and black. It has a slightly oriental or even a Victorian look to it don't you think?
Because I am a frugal crafter I only painted the card in the areas I was going to stamp on! I used the die to draw around. I then embossed with black powder before cutting it out using the corresponding die.
Each bauble comprises 4 stamped images. I made 2 small baubles and one large one. Each piece was scored down the middle and glued together with a looped thread to hang it from down the middle.
I added a beaded pin at the bottom, being careful not to poke myself in the finger!
Hope you have been inspired to make your own? I will certainly be making some more of these myself for my tree this year.
See you next week for another inspirational project.