The bauble stamp from the Festive Silhouettes stamp set must be my favourite. I have used it to create three different Christmas cards.
On this first card I wanted to try heat embossing the stamp in white and add some distress ink blending as a background. I stamped the bauble image with Versamark and added the white embossing powder, then used my heat gun to melt the powder.
To create the background, I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to blend Pine Needles distress ink, I wanted the colour darker behind the baubles and to blend out to the edges of the card. I blended the ink right over the embossed baubles and used a baby wipe to remove the green ink from the baubles.
To finish this card I used the Label Love stamp set to stamp the word “Celebrate” and cut this out as a banner, and added some large sequins.
So I could get more use out of this stamp set I used the bauble stamp to create a background with Pickled Raspberry and Peacock Feathers distress ink. I stamped the first bauble and drew light grid lines so I knew where to stamp the next image (If I don’t do grid lines then my stamping tends to slope).
Black embossing powder can be difficult to use but I wanted the border and sentiment black and glossy. I used Versafine pigment ink to stamp the sentiment, covered this with my clear embossing powder. To make a glossy black border strip I smooshed the Versafine black ink onto a piece of cardstock and heat set it. To finish I rounded the corners of the background pieces and the sentiment.
This last card is very glitzy in real life. I heat embossed the baubles in white again and blended Festive Berries and Squeezed Lemonade onto a piece of watercolour cardstock, and used a baby wipe to clean the ink off the embossed areas. I used the bow stamp above the white baubles and stamped the sentiment in the top half of the card with black ink. By adding a thin strips of glitter card either side of the main piece adds some glamour, as do the two lines of sequins on the baubles.
I used Multi Medium Matte to glue the red, green and gold shimmery sequins in place, and drew lines from the top of the card to the top of the baubles.
Do you have a favourite stamp from this set?