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Bauble Pointillism Technique…

Now here is an interesting technique I watched on YouTube yesterday and decided the Christmas Bauble stamp set might work.  Here is the card…

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The coloring is done in four layers with varying size dots.  She recommended starting with the lightest color and covering the area with dots, then the medium color where you want a darker shad and finally the darkest shade of the Blendability set.  To finish she used a dark grey/blue for only the darkest areas and minimally.  It was my first try and the more I look at it the better I like it.  I’m going to practice on some of the flowers and see how they turn out.  Here’s the inside of the card…

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I added some punched silver glimmer berries to the card front and inside…gotta have my bling!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you’d like to give this layout a try…

Stuff: 

  • Paper:  Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Mellow Moss cardstock.
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Christmas Bauble (single stamp, page   of Holiday Catalog) and Good Greetings (sentiment, photopolymer stamp set… LOVE!)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blendability Pens (Cherry Cobbler set and Dark Grey), Silver Glimmer paper, Decorative Dots EF and circle punch.

Digits:

  • 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Whisper White cardstock card base, scored and folder at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″,  embossed with Decorative Dots EF
  • Pistachio Pudding layer is 3 7/8″  x 5 1/8″
  • Mellow Moss layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Top Whisper White layer is 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, stamped with Memento Black and color with Blendability Pens
  • Silver glimmer dots were attached with Tomboy glue.

Hope this technique will inspire you to try something different with your pens.  It amazed me how quickly it came together, however, in the beginning I was doubting I would even be showing you this card.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”A really good friend makes you snort when you laugh and will still hang out with you when you do it in public.

I’m inky…and I’m soooo HaPpY!

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