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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Tangled Baubles (posted by Judith)

Hi folks, I have a couple of samples to show you today using the Tangled Baubles stamp sheet. For my first sample, I have created a background using alcohol inks, and then stamped the image using archival ink. I stamped part of the image again onto another spare piece of card, also coloured with the alcohol inks, so that I could decoupage one of the baubles. I added some co-ordinating card to mat and layer the image, and stamped a sentiment from the Gothic Angels stamp sheet.I simply added some ribbon to finish.

My second card uses the Tangled Bauble stamp sheet again as my focal point, and this time, I simply stamped the image with black archival ink. I then watercoloured the background using some red paint, adding shading for depth around the baubles. I stamped a sentiment from the Pears and Baubles stamp sheet onto a piece of card, slightly larger than the sentiment itself. I used a permanent pen to draw a design around the outside, and after making sure that it was completely dry, I used the same watercolour paint to colour the border. I used some co-ordinating card to add some matting and layering again.

This tangled bauble stamp would make perfect Christmas cards for your Zentangle loving friends, and you can personalise it in so many ways.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. What gorgeous cards those baubles look brilliant

    Jackie x

  2. The effect of the decoupaged bauble with the ribbon bow is delightful & I particularly like the way you edgesd the sentiment with the mauve to tie in with both your matting & the background. The inverted corners of the sentiment provide a lovely contrast to the rounded corners of the image panel itself.
    The second card is my favourite though - it's the softness of the watercolouring against the crispness of the white/black stamping & the tangled decoration around the sentiment leaving the sentiment itself boldly contrasting with the white. The matting of red & black is quite striking.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Wow, Judith! These are beautiful!


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