My favourite Christmas card

Out of all the playing around with Christmas ideas that I have been doing in recent times, this one is my favourite. I saw a package of Christmas cards that had patterned baubles - that kind of chunky swirly pattern that is all around at the moment - while I was waiting in the Post Office queue the other day and it inspired me to make this:

paisley kissed bauble

I inked up my Paisley background (its virgin inking - can you BELIEVE that Marelle?!!) in Whisper White and kissed the big solid circle stamp from Big Pieces onto the inked up background stamp. Then I stamped the circle onto a piece of Kraft card. I pierced a tiny hole at the top of the bauble and using one of the large needles from my tool kit, I threaded a piece of white organdy ribbon through the hole and right around to the back of the card. The I added another small piece of the ribbon in a knot at the front. The edges of the Kraft piece are roughed up with the edge of my scissors sponged with white and it is layered onto a slightly larger piece of Night of Navy. The little words at the top right say joy peace and love and they were stamped onto separate bits of Kraft, cut around and stuck on.

The background is Buckaroo Blue stamped with French Script in Versamark, sponged around the edges with Buckaroo Blue ink and layered onto the Night of Navy folded card. I mounted the stamped bauble panel up on dimensionals to make it a bit more of a focal point.

I don't think I've quite finished with this idea of making patterned baubles with the kissing technique... I'll have a bit more of a play and see if I can come up with some other ideas :)