... are what I came up with for two challenges this week. Cooking It Up with Katie - the recipe for this week is to show us Christmas, use some layers and have a bit of red. The Little Red Wagon challenge was to use a die cut. So I've combined both these challenges in one card.
I have a wonderful bauble punch from Stampin' Up! - it's a lovely shape and fits their stamps perfectly. I stamped three baubles in bright red; first I inked up the image with Versamark and then put the Distress ink on top of that. Once I'd stamped the image I applied Kaleidoscope embossing powder and set this with my heat gut. Result - three beautifully sparkling baubles. This tip comes from Lisa - via the 12 Days of Christmas from Waltzingmouse. I then used my punch to cut out the baubles. Katie asked for layers - well I have two; the base card and the baubles!! For the branch of the tree I used the wonderful Baroque stamp - makes a fab branch!! Finally, I added a greeting and some strings and bows to hang the baubles. Here it is -
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Baroque, Delightful Decorations; Greeting - free from magazine
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Barn Door
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - Bauble Punch; Stampendous - Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder
I'm all set up for Cubs and Scouts this evening - I think it's going to be fun. I hope to take some photos of their cards to show you tomorrow. See you then.