Holiday Card with Masked Bauble Cluster VIDEO Tutorial: Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! It's Lydia here. Today I'll be showing you how to create a cluster of decorated baubles, using a couple of different mini stamp sets and circle nesting dies.

20191216 141309 1I started by cutting 3 of the circles dies from Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set from masking paper, this way I had the mask and stencil ready. I placed the negative of the larger circle into place on my card panel, using a ripped scrap piece of paper I created snow banks inside the masked off circle using Misty Morning Ink. For the trees, I used Pine Tree Stamp Set with Shadow Creek and Mountain Pine Inks. To add a little shadow around the edges of the circle, I used Cloudy Sky and Nimbus Inks. Once this was done, I removed the stencil from around the scene. I then used the coordinating DIY mask and placed it over this bauble.

20191216 141350I then placed the smaller circle negative into place. For this one, I ink blended Ruby Red Ink into the circle. Then stamped over it using the snowflake from Small Moments Stamp Set and Antique Gold Ink. Again, I took the stencil from around this one and added over the mask. For the third bauble, I added the medium negative circle into place. To decorate this one, I used the berries and holly leaves from Mini Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped the berries using Ruby Red and Grapevine Inks and the leaves using Shadow Creek and Mountain Pine Inks. Once the stamping was complete, I added a shadow to the bottom and edges using Cloudy Sky Ink. I covered this bauble before inking around all of the baubles using Nimbus and Dark Night Inks.

20191216 141340Then I drew in the bauble tops and string using one of the golds from the Metallic Watercolor Pan Set. I also used the same paint to add a little splatter before adding a gold stacked sentiment from Merry Christmas Die Set.

For a video to see how all of this cam together please watch below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very merry Christmas!


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Jan Logan December 20, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Beautiful. Thank you for your great instructions!

LaVonne Tuska December 20, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Beautiful work. Love all your products but will have to wait until after Christmas now. That wide washi tape is cool love that stuff. I have a dumb question. On die cuts that have stitching or designed on them how do I work that. Can send me a video which I probably have missed,. Every time I die cut it first it makes a frame and cuts out the design. I would like to keep the design in tact if possible. Any help would be appreciated. Should take a class but there is nothing close to me to show me how. Thanks
LaVonne Tuska

Jaycee C. December 20, 2019 - 11:27 AM

Thanks for sharing these steps. I think the card is really lovely.

sandy M December 20, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Such a beautiful card and so simple to replicate. I’ll save this for next year and make my own baubles. Thanks for the inspiration

Sandy Zamudio December 21, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Lydia, that was an excellent video but then I enjoy all your tips and tricks! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Henriëtte December 21, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Gorgeous Lidia and such a great idea, I have little stamps and didn’t know what to do with them, I know for sure that some of my Christmas cards for next year will be with those stunning baubles you showed and the little stamps I have.
Thank you so much for the great video tutorial, the inspiration and Happy Holidays.

Cyndi Morris December 21, 2019 - 10:34 AM


Inkin' Chickie December 21, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Wonderful idea with a very helpful video. Like that any scene is possible for the ornaments.

JEWELZB December 22, 2019 - 1:27 AM

STUNNINGl!! Holiday ornaments are usually my go-to for the holidays but they’ve never looked this good! Lol I’ll have to pin video for next year!!

Patricia Wilson December 22, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Another great use for products you already have in your “stash”. Loved this card, simple and elegant at the same time. Thank you.


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