' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Mere baubles

Friday 30 November 2018

Mere baubles

I can't believe December is upon us! All the Christmas preparations I have still to make... With less time on my hands, I am now making simpler cards and today I am showing one with the same Studio Light Basics Clear Stamp And Die Set - No.17 I used on my Shaker Spinner card earlier this month.
I chose to stamp in colours but stamping all in black will work just as well and be even faster.

I started with my main elements, stamping and embossing in silver the larger star bauble and stamping in black the sentiment (from the Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia)

Then I stamped the baubles in a meandering line above and below my focal points and coloured them with waterbased markers, creating shading with a waterbrush. Some details were added with silver gel pen.

A thin black pen line links all the baubles and a few star confettis add sparkle.


Studio Light Basics Clear Stamp And Die Set - No.17
WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad
WOW! Metallic Embossing Powder - Silver
Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia
Memento Inkpad Tuxedo Black
Memento Dew Drop Inkpad Danube Blue
Memento Dew Drop Inkpad Tangelo
Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Zig Watercolor BrusH2O – Detailer Tip
Uni-Ball Impact Bold Point Gel Pen - Silver
Manuscript Black Fine Liner Pens
Tonic Studios Nuvo Confetti - Desert Sunset Stars

I have enjoyed playing with the Studio Light set No17, especially since dies and stamps can be used separately to produce both simple and elaborate cards. There are 4 sets in total covering all essentials motifs of Christmas.

Should you purchase any of the products I have used on this card, select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you!

I shall let you get on with the Christmas cards push...

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday and Unikostudio challenges.


  1. Ah mais c'est super ça encore !!!!
    J'adore ta carte, belle comme tout, et très créative avec ce ruban dessiné à la main entre les boules... Magnifique bravo !

  2. Delightful colour contrasts - I love these baubles.
    Alison x

  3. A very festive card with this gorgeous garland ! Love how you coloured the baubles and the mouvement you gave them. Fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.

  4. Such a festive array of baubles!
    Thanks for sharing at Uniko this time. :)

  5. It may be a simple card but it still packs a punch! Thanks for taking part in the Uniko challenge x

  6. Very festive ..... love those baubles. Thank you for playing along with the Uniko challenge ..... and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours xx