Friday, 25 November 2016

Nature Trail Bauble

Hello all, hope you're doing ok and enjoying any Christmas crafting you may be doing.

So today's little card is a take on the last workshop using the bauble aperture and Hobby Art's Nature Trail Stamp Set.

I started with a 7" x 7" card blank and measured the bauble aperture we had in our workshop packs and cut a piece of black card and silver mirri to matt under the bauble.

I wanted to use the little house stamp from the Hobby Art Nature Trail Stamp Set to create the little scene inside the bauble.  I laid the bauble aperture over a square of white super smooth card and using a pencil very lightly drew inside the bauble to use as a guide and line up the stamp.

I stamped the image using Versafine Black Onyx and Wow Clear Embossing Powder.  I then stamped it again onto some Mask-it and Memento black ink pad, I cut out the section I needed as seen in the photo below.

I also stamped two of the trees onto white card and cut them out.

I then rubbed out the bauble fine line pencil marking and covered the little house scene with the mask-it and took one of the Clarity Brushes and Ranger Antique Linen distress ink pad and lightly covered the skyline.  I removed the mask-it and coloured in the image using water colour pencils.

I then wanted a bit of sparkle and fluff so drew some lines on the hill under the house using a quickie glue pen then dipped that in Crystal Glamour Dust (any glitter will do) to create a snowy looking scene.  Then did the same on the trees and various places on the image.    I  stamped the snow from the Hobby Art  Rufus The Reindeer Stamp Set using Clear Versamark and Bright White WOW Embossing powder, then added a little sparkle using the quickie pen and glamour dust again.  The Fluffy Stuff came in handy to create a snowy roof for the house.

Next step was to add the cut out trees to the back of the bauble aperture so it gave it a bit of a 3D effect, and added a little more of the Fluffy Stuff.  I then added a small piece of silver mirri to the back of the bauble to create its top and then a piece of acetate to cover the aperture so it looked like a glass bauble.

I wanted a little bit of depth so lined up the image under the aperture and cut away the excess card before placing foam pads on the underside of the aperture and stuck if over the image.

I used the sentiment from the Hobby Art Poinsettia Set but any sentiment will do, and stamped it around all four edged of the card blank, again using Versafine and Clear embossing powder.  Then drew some wavy line and hid the corners with some little black gems from my stash.

I matted and layered the image onto the black then mirri card and attached to the centre of the card.

I added a silver bow to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed the little tutorial, see you again very soon and thanks for dropping by.

Love Jan -x-


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