Fine Baubles

To make these cards I pulled out some gel printed paper and the Darkroom Door ‘fine baubles’ stamp set. I have a box of gel printed pieces longing to come out of the box and into the world.

Last year I resolved to make a few Christmas cards every month of the year but that didn’t happen. This year I have resolved no such thing and look what happened: two done already! I embossed the large baubles on the gel print panel in a gold powder which is slightly chunky; it’s not my usual gold but there is a whole jar of it and I am committed to using up what I have where possible. It worked well for these baubles because I needed it to stand out against the patterns of the gel prints. I cut the baubles out which, although simple, still counts as fussy cutting in my book.

I embossed three of the smaller baubles on the other end of the gel print and did not cut them out because in doing so I would have lost the pretty stars on the print. It was hard to capture the gold of the stars in the photo but it is subtle and pretty in real life and is not blue as it appears below.

I attached gold cord behind the larger baubles as well as bows from cord too. The smaller baubles also got the bows but the cord is drawn with a gold gel pen.

No sentiments at this stage but that might change before I send them out in eleven months time!


4 Comments on “Fine Baubles”

  1. cakewizzardhotmailcom says:

    I love these and another idea of what to do with all those backgrounds I love making.
    I am Also trying not to buy anything new until my space is cleaned out and I know completely what I do have (organizational supplies not included). 😊

  2. Elizabeth Jones says:

    All good things here. Love your attitude of using up supplies on hand, gel prints, gold powder, and letting go of expectations and going with the flow. We can see the gold in the stars, too. All nice together!

  3. Pat says:

    I love both looks for these pretty baubles using this super gel print Heather, and the cut out ones on the first stand out beautifully against the snowfall background, and then the second ones embossed on to that wonderful background work equally well and love the added gold cord for bows and hangers, and then just the bows on the second, and the gold gel pen also looks great for the hangers. x

  4. nancystiz says:

    Two very beautiful cards! Love the idea of using the gel prints for the baubles. I love that idea with the stash I have here. Perfect for those backgrounds that may never get used. I did get a chuckle out of the fussy cutting remark, one of my least favorite things to do!

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