So here we go:
Cut a piece of thick white card 13.5 x 13.5cm (I use Southfields 290gsm White card)
Blend 3 shades of a similar colour palette onto the card using Cut'n'Dry foam. I used Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire.
Mask off the bottom 4cm with Post-it notes. Ink up a background stamp with Versamark and spritz with water. The Versamark helps keep the water on the stamp. Stamp onto blended background, press firmly then lift off. The water removes some of the ink to reveal the negative resist. Heat set with your heat gun.
For my pine branch to hang the baubles I have used Stampendous Ponderosa Pine and used it 2 or 3 times to build up the branch. For the colours I have used Tombow brush markers directly on the stamp and spritzed lightly with water.
I stamped a bauble onto a scrap of white card that I blended at the same time as I blended the main piece. Cut this out.
Stamp a couple of the baubles onto the main panel in you chosen colour. A strong colour ensures that they stand out. I have used Versafine Deep Lagoon. Also add your ribbon trim and stamp your sentiment. I also drew the lines to hang the baubles.
To finish off layer onto a piece of coordinating card stock 14.5cm square. I sponged all the edges with Deep Lagoon before mounting onto a 6" white card blank. I applied crystal glitter to the cut out bauble for a bit of sparkle and attached with foam tape. A few gems to finish and your done.
I tend to batch these in 4's which is great for building up your Christmas stock.
I would welcome any feed back. I will try and figure out how to keep tutorials in a separate section so that they are easily accessible.
Pamela this one is for you!!