Christmas baubles

Here are a few more cards made from patterned panels I had sitting around. The panels were very pretty experiments using brusho, paint poring and alcohol inks but at the time I made them I didn’t have a plan for them. Last week they came into their own when paired with Penny Black dies and a few of my favourite embossing folders.

The background above is from an acrylic paint pouring day I had with a friend. The result looked like peacock feathers but works well as a northern night sky too.

The purple panels above and below right were brusho & cling wrap on photo paper another technique taught to me by a friend.

The blue background below is alcohol ink; you probably recognise the patterns made possible with just one or two colours plus some isopropyl alcohol.

The dies are listed below and the embossing folders are a mix of currrent and retired. Above is ‘weathered’ from Taylored Expressions. The tiny squares folder is a retired Spellbinders one (SEL 006), the woodgrain is Tim Holtz/Sizzix also retired but there are plenty of new options around. The Tim Holtz/Sizzix Snowfall fade folder at the top of the page is still available and I often reach for it.

I enjoyed using some scraps and samples that were too pretty to throw away to make simple but unique Christmas cards. I think I almost have enough for this year so I will start next year’s stack early!


8 Comments on “Christmas baubles”

  1. cakewizzardhotmailcom says:

    These are quite beautiful. I loved watching you do the backgrounds earlier. I think it’s something I enjoy doing most of all.
    Grateful for more ideas on using up the backgrounds I have.
    Merry Christmas

  2. nancystiz says:

    The colors on these are so rich and vibrant! None of my alcohol ink backgrounds look as spectacular as yours so. Love the paint pouring too. These are so perfect with your die cuts. Gorgeous cards!

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    These are really lovely Heather. It is so satisfying to find a use for panels made on a creative day.These baubles are just the right thing.The embossing folder backgrounds set the baubles off beautifully and have made such elegant cards.

  4. Bonnie says:

    Such pretty baubles to make pretty Christmas cards! A great way to use those fantastic backgrounds!

  5. Loll says:

    These ornaments are all so very special, Heather. The backgrounds are STUNNING and are perfect for a silhouette die on top. LOVE them! xx

  6. Pat says:

    What fabulous cards using some bright and beautiful alcohol inked pieces Heather and love the die cut baubles with the birds and then the super nativity scenes, and the embossed backgrounds suit them perfectly. x

  7. Lagene says:

    Love showing off the pretty backgrounds with die cuts!

  8. Wonderful idea for using those backgrounds!

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