Sunday, 26 November 2017

Skull and Cross Buns - Emboss Resist Baubles

Hi guys

Back to share the last of my makes from yesterday's crafty afternoon using stamps by Skull and Cross Buns.

On this card I used two of the Christmas stamps - Christmas Drop Patterned Bauble and Christmas Bauble.  The Christmas Bauble design (the round one) is currently reduced as part of the Black Friday Weekend deals so please do pop over if you want a bargain.

Here's my card...

On a panel of white cardstock I stamped the two baubles in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in white.  I then used the emboss resist technique and blended over with three shades of Distress Ink.  I cut the panel down using a stitched rectangle die and then pierced through the top of the baubles and added some twine, securing on the reverse.  I added a sentiment in black ink and adhered the panel to the card base.  I finished by adding two die cut bows from white cardstock, and added to these some clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Skull and Cross Buns - Christmas Drop Patterned Bauble, Christmas Bauble; Paula Pascual - Christmas Messages
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Stax; Clearly Besotted - Ornamental Style
  • Twine: Hemptique - Vintage set
  • Accent: Wink of Stella - Clear

Challenge entries:

AAA Cards -CAS Game #104 - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Uniko - Challenge #44 - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #269 - Clean and Simple

I still have lots of cards to share that I made while I was away at the Craft Retreat and the week that followed.  I'll be gradually sharing these very soon.

Thanks again for all your visits and support, I read and appreciate every one of your comments.

I hope to see you again soon :)


  1. Another beauty Anita. Rocking those purples and aqua blues! Thanks for linking it up at AAA Cards.

  2. The intricacy of the ornament design really shows up with the heat embossing and your gorgeous inky background, Anita. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  3. Lovely Christmas card, Anita. Beautiful embossing and ink blending. I hope that you had a great time at the HLS retreat. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Clean and Simple Christmas card challenge.

  4. Wow this is gorgeous!

    Hugz Tinz

  5. Oh. My. Stars! Anita, from the perfectly blended background, to the detailed ornaments, to the sensational embossing, your card has completely captured my heart! Gorgeous? Only absolutely! So thrilled you've shared your talents at ATSM!

    1. Back for second helping that include gazing in admiration, oohing and ahhing with delight and thanking you for sharing this at UNIKO! LOVE this!

  6. Those stamps are beautiful and the way you attached the string, I thought they were die cuts :) Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  7. Wow - love the pretty ombre background - really shows off the lovely ornaments. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

  8. You certainly knocked it out of the park with festive cards, you were on a roll! Another beautifully inked and designed card. Hugs Bev x


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