Tuesday, January 26, 2016

B is for Bauble

Actually, B is for "Blimey, I'm never going to get this card finished." I had so many troubles making this card for the ABC Christmas Challenge. First I stamped and embossed the image upside down, and then at the wrong angle and then again with not enough oomph for the embossing powder to stick. I was about ready to call it an evening when it finally all came together.
This is such a simple card that it shouldn't have caused so much angst. I don't have green ink or green EP so I had to use the cheater method. The thing with that is you have to clean and dry your stamp before going in for another round (or a third or a fourth). Also, I don't know who makes that fabulous bauble. It fell off a Christmas card I received last season so of course I had to use it!
Just to show that baubles will not get the best of me here is another card with them. This card was much more cooperative and went together in a jiffy.  I'm going to take this card over to Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Challenge. I'm up to ten Christmas cards made already.

The Fine Print: The cheater embossing method to emboss with dye ink is to first ink your stamp with Versamark and then the colored dye ink over it, stamp quickly, add powder, and emboss.  Stamps, ribbons, "Joy" and embossing folder all by Stampin' Up "Ornamental Pine."

23 comments:

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am totally laughing with you, and *gasp* seriously no green ink? for reals? They are both great Judy, and I think some of the cardfronts I have totally just tossed were ones where I was trying to hang ornaments on branches. its easier to decorate your tree. :)

thecraftycavalier said...

Love them both! I get your frustration - I would've abandoned the card and sulked! Great job! xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are both gorgeous, Judy! I have days like that too! But it all came together in the end! I like the beautiful baubles on both cards!

butterfly said...

Love your baubly cards - and it was well worth persevering with those fir fronds - they look fabulous.
Alison xx

Kathleen said...

Well very much well worth the trouble me thinks, a two fabulous cards and at least you got there in the end, I usually don't.

Kath x

Janeen said...

wow, that second card, those baubles are so beautiful. I love the one that fell off and got reattached also. I saw on ABC that you had posted and came looking for your write up. toodles!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my! You have given me some wonderful ideas here. I have never thought to cut my baubles from mirri card...Love the look of yours!
The second card is so lovely too!

Thbnks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

MaryH said...

You just reinforced my comment about the 'easy looking' cards being the hardest - sometimes - to do! But your efforts paid off, because I love the way your green branch is supporting that lovely ornament. Yay for you if it was recycled too. Always like that. #2 is equally stunning, and I like the peppermint hanger and the ornament placement as you've done the design. Looks fab with the bold die sentiment. Those ornaments are just gorgeous...on each card! Glad you had a little snow to excite the area, but didn't hang around. Probably like SC...Big Deal! TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

They're both gorgeous Christmas cards, and I love the ornaments on both! Way to build that stash!

Irish Cherokee said...

Me thinks you aced both cards. The bauble on the first card is a beautiful. The baubles on the second card are fabulous. Perseverance pays. Excellent work.

Hugs and Blessings

Jim

Greta said...

2 super cards, Judy! Glad you persevered with the first one--so lovely!

Maxine D said...

Oh Princess Judy I hear you anguish - so glad you persevered as these cards are stunning. I have never heard of the cheater method before - can you please enlighten me?
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card Judy, well done on ten made...
... I've lost you off my followers list, there are more than that, as lost six in two days :( , but you're one I've worked out, just so you know. Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

SARN said...

BOTH fantastic bauble cards PJ. Sorry to hear the first one caused you so much trouble, but glad you persevered.

Happy Rudolph Day (belatedly).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane Willis said...

Well worth the perseverance, both cards are stunning. I've not heard of the cheater method either!
Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Jane DT

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning pair of bauble cards and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Day Challenge this month, Luv Sam DT x

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Judy, gorgeous baubles.
Pauline
x

Samantha said...

2 lovely cards, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards, I love you baubles.

Sue xx

Karen D. said...

how pretty...love the red foiled ornament...

Bonnie said...

I'm impressed that you've made 10 Christmas cards already, PJ! You go girl! Love your baubles! I'd never know they gave you any trouble by looking at the cards!

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Judy. My favorite is the first one, I love that bright red bauble. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

LesleyG said...

Something else you've taught me! cheat embossing, good one! filing that in the back of my oh so overfull brain cell drawer.....booooootiful baubles! xxx