Big Shiny Bulbs
by Michele K. Henderson
When I was a kid, I LOVED decorating the Christmas tree! We'd pull out a giant, tattered box full of big shiny bulbs in red and silver. I loved the way the bulbs reflected the light and color from the twinkling lights. T this day, the big red shiny red ornament remains the symbol of all things holly and jolly.
I made TWO bright, shiny cards with the new Ornament Background die, alcohol inks, and YUPO paper, to start feeling fine and festive. As an added bonus, all the YUPO paper pieces were all cut from my scrap stash too! Those YUPO paper bits are just too pretty to toss!
I started with my two background panels. The first is YUPO paper and shades of green alcohol inks squirted around with a big rubber blower. The second background is light blue. I then cut the Ornament Background in white, and adhered it to my green card.
The second card was cut from a large green YUPO sheet I made a few weeks earlier. I adhered it on to the light blue panel, and then I cut the leaves from other green scraps that I had. Some even have little touches of metallic gold and copper in them. This allows the leaves to stand out a little bit from the vine. Use tweezers and tiny dabs of glue to inlay all the leaf cuts to their proper place on the vine.
I then cut the big bulbs from the scraps that I had saved from previous projects. The technique worked great on both cards. I'm not sure which one I prefer.
I do a lot of inlay cards, so for me the technique is easy. I've had a lot of practice. However, the tinier the inlay pieces, or the more complicated the design, the more challenging inlay cards can be. The Ornament Background is a great die to try a little inlay card technique for yourself. Enjoy a big shiny bulb flashback!
Now it's time to add a little jolly to your holly with these colorful cards!
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