Happy Ornament by Stampin’ Up!

Happy Ornament by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC434


Hurrah it’s time for another challenge with Create with Connie & Mary! You may think I sound a little chipper considering it is a colour challenge – which I usually dread! This one however, I loved! Yes you read that right! I think it’s because I could pick Gold instead of Delightful Dijon! Myself and Delightful Dijon don’t get a along too well you see! I also think the fact that these colours lend themselves well to a Christmas theme helped me too! I’m using Happy Ornament by Stampin’ Up! for my challenge project.

Happy Ornament by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC434

Well it had to be done didn’t it! I’ve seen so many gorgeous water colour bauble Christmas cards over the last few years I have been crafting that I thought it was about time I came up with my own. This colour challenge was the perfect opportunity.

  1. Stamp with Versamark ink onto water colour paper. Heat emboss with Gold embossing powder.
  2. Mask off the hook and holder at the top with masking fluid
  3. Paint Cherry Cobbler ink inside the bauble. (I started off with a thin watery wash first). Leave to dry.
  4. Paint another wash with a darker Cherry Cobbler ink mix.
  5. Spray the ink whilst wet to force it outside of the bauble. Leave to dry.
  6. Splash some water droplets over the bauble and lifted some ink with a paper towel. Leave to dry.
  7. Splatter Cherry Cobbler and Gold Wink of Stella over the card front. Leave to dry.
  8. Remove the masking fluid from the hook and paint it directly with Gold Wink of Stella – it’s an opaque Wink of Stella unlike the Clear one.
  9. Add a few gold sequin stars and a trim of Gold Foil down the side.
  10. Finally mount the card front onto  Cherry Cobbler and a Kraft card base!

Well I hope you have enjoyed my project. Please do pop over and see what the rest of the very talented design team have come up with this week over at Create with Connie & Mary.


  1. Tracy this is gorgeous! Your card inspired me to ‘Get messy’ this week, which is a rare thing! I am also now pining after that ornament stamp – try not to be such an enabler next time!! I love it – so much nicer than colouring in between the lines!

  2. I love to watercolor but usually tend to “stay in the lines”. What an inspiration your card is to me! I’m infatuated by this look! I’m feeling the same as Joanne – my next creation is totally driven by inspiration from your card!

  3. Lisa Martz says:

    Wow! Love it! I need to be brave and try out this “messy” look! I have a tendency to stay in the lines when watercoloring and need to branch out! Love that big ornament!

  4. Love the way you colored the ornament. I too always try to stay in the lines. Going to have to try and be a little freer! Thank you for the great directions!

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