September 1, 2018


A couple weeks ago, I introduced a new stamp set, Beautiful Baubles, that appears in the soon-to-go-live Holiday Catalog. That was in THIS POST, in which I featured the large single ornament in the set. 

I showed the ornament in two separate cards, one of which showed the ornament colored in the dark colors of sets of Stampin' Blends,, while the second card showed how the ornament looks colored in the light colors of the same sets.

The other main stamp in the set is also ornament-based. But, this time it is a cluster of six ornaments hanging together, and the image has a somewhat vintage feel to it. 

Once again, I colored the ornaments the same way as in the previous post -- one with the darks, the other with the lights. I used the same color palette for both sets of cards because those are the only main colors I possess in the Stampin' Blends.

Update: I just ordered three more sets of the Stampin' Blends last night! I can't wait to get them! I'm adding to my collection slowly but surely.

Back to business:

This time, however, since I used Pool Party in the backgrounds of both cards, I mounted them on Pool Party cardstock. And, I mounted the darker of the Blends card onto Mossy Meadow cardstock, while the lighter of the Blends card was mounted on Old Olive. 

Side by side, the difference is obvious:

The card featuring the lighter of the Blends mounted on Old Olive cardstock:

And this card features the darker Blends mounted onto Mossy Meadow cardstock:

The sequins I used on both cards -- strung behind the ornament piece, as well as three separate sequins on the ornament images themselves -- are from a retired Christmas card kit from last year. Two friends and I were making the cards in this set the other day, and I didn't use all my sequins, so I thought they would add to the festive look of these cards.

Side by side again, which is your preference? 

When you get a chance to check out the Holiday Catalog, be sure to go to page 10 to get a look at the rest of this great set, Beautiful Baubles.

This was a fun experiment. I hope you don't mind being a part of it. Both of the ornament images are wonderful to color with the Stampin' Blends. 

Why not grab the set and a couple pairs of the Stampin' Blends and do your own experimenting!? 



  1. I've been trying hard not to think about the holidays but I love this gentle reminder that you've shared. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

  2. Very nice. Great work. Linda @Crafts a la mode

  3. They certainly are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.