Monday, 22 September 2014

Holiday baubles


Hi, I've been playing with alcohol inks again today.
I diecut  an ornament base out of metal sheet and ran it through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I love the texture. I've used the same folder on the base card.

Instead of pouncing the ink on with a blending tool, I poured it on and moved the base around.
I painted the top with a layer of glossy accents so the ink doesn't scratch off.

 I diecut another base from snippets of black card and glued it onto the back so that when you hang these on the tree you won't see the messy back. I've secured the ornaments to the card with foam dots and double sided tape which should be easy enough for the recipient to remove.

Here's another pic, it's tricky getting the light right!

I'm linking up to the holiday challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More.

Snippets means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is anything diecut with a manual machine like a big shot or a cuttlebug.

Edited to add: I'm also linking up to the challenge at Keep it Simple where the theme is no stamps.



Supplies:
Memory Box Brittany ornament die and Sizzix swirls & waves embossing folder;
Alcohol ink; glossy accents: silver cord; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

36 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love how you played with your alcohol inks...your ornaments really takes center stage with all those beautiful colors! Love your embossed background, too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week! Hope you'll come back again soon!

Deepti said...

Wow these ornaments are glorious :) awesome card !

Susanne Vargas said...

Those colorful, embossed ornaments look gorgeous in front of the white embossed card. Great that one can take the ornaments off and hang them on the tree!

Jannie said...

Wow! Love your Christmas ornaments! They are amazing!

Thank you so much for joining us in "Anything die cutting" challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Brenda in IN said...

I thought these were earrings when I first saw them. Beautiful. I have to get out my alcohol inks and experiment. You make such beautiful things with those inks.

Jean Straw said...

Ooo, I love these beautiful baubles Cathy and the gorgeous embossing folder you used.
Jean x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Cathy ... so eyecatching... such gorgeous texture, shine and colour ... just stunning! Anita:)

Sue said...

Hi Cathy, your baubles look spectacular, just fabulous with the embossing and inks, great job! xx

Sue said...

Oh wow Cathy I love this! beautiful baubles gorgeous shine and colours its lovely!! huggles Sue xxx

Kylie said...

Those ornaments are nothing short of spectacular! Amazing colours! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, beautiful ornaments, Cathy! Love the colors and the texture!

Carol L said...

WHOA!! The ornaments are extremely stunning with the beautiful shimmer and colors! I love them!!!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Just gorgeous Cathy - love them Mxxx

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... your ornaments are AMAZING Cathy!! Love the embossed design and the beautiful color combos. Will have to give this a try!! Loll xx

Hayley Kew said...

Oh my goodness your ornaments are GORGEOUS!!! What shiny, bold perfection :) Thank you so much for taking the time to create such a fun card to share with us at Addicted to Stamps and More! We sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Anni said...

The ornaments are so beautiful! What a amazing effect!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Anni

Di said...

Wonderful card Cathy - and the ornaments are stunning!

Hugs, Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning !!! Shaz.x

Kimbo said...

These are stunning Cathy so vibrant and I love that you've used the same folder for the background

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

SARN said...

These look so glitzy. Love the embossed background too xxx

Liz said...

The ornaments are so beautiful. I love the bright colours. x

Julie C. said...

Wow! Those ornaments are stunning!

Sarah Mabery said...

Those ornaments are gorgeous. And how cool that the recipient can remove them from the card to hang on their tree. Wow.

MaryH said...

Oh Cathy, this is marvelous & the inks made the ornaments so sparkly. TFS the pouring idea. I've only pounced. Loved your idea to make these gorgeous ornaments into tree trims. They were stunning on the white embossed background. Well done on being a Highlighted Snippeteer! TFS

jackiescrafts said...

These baubles are fabulous and a great use of your snippets
Jackie x

Cornelia W said...

Saw those over at the Snippets Playground - fabulous baubles - my jaw dropped open!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super cool baubles, they are fabulous!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card - the baubles are gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

Kathy said...

Your card is wonderful. Love the combination of the embossed metal and the use of the alcohol inks. The ornaments have a stain glass look.

cruisegirl60 said...

I did this exact process this Christmas. It was not part of my card but I laid one inside of each card. I received so many complements.

Patricia Fisher said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Roberta Brady said...

Maybe you could glue two together so they look the same from front or back to hang on a tree.

Lenoria said...

These are so gorgeous! I thought they were earrings also, so maybe using them for earrings and a necklace combo would be a great gift! I have never played with alcohol inks but these are stunning!

Tavette Tavetta said...

3 years later I'm seeing your 2014 tutorial for the first time. First 2 things that came to mind are - making a pin out of the ornament OR die cutting individual letters for Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday or whatever and then using alcohol ink on the letters.

Ah-ha - "Roberta's" comment about gluing 2 together so it's pretty on both sides - that's a great idea.

Whoo-hoo

Tavette - S. Fla.

Nark R said...

VERY beautiful - thanks for sharing - curious - what gauge was the thickness? of the metal? like a sheet of copper?

Cathy said...

Hi Nark, The sheets of metal I used are adhesive backed metal sheets by QuicKutz. I bought them at a Spotlight store in Australia a few years ago on a clearance sale. Lifestyle Crafts also make some sheets that are not adhesive backed, need glossy accents to glue these ones though. Hope that helps, Cathy x