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.
I 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.
I 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.
Then 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!