So, here you go: my MARBLE-OUS ORNAMENTS:
I had checked on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website for the list of Christmas stamp sets that will still be available; in other words, current. My beloved Ornament Keepsakes was still on the list, so I pulled it out and went to work. You see, I had discovered a cool technique that I thought would work perfectly on solid stamps like the ornaments in this set.
As is obvious from looking at the close-ups of the two ornaments on the card, no two pieces using this technique will ever look the same. In that sense, they are similar to a monoprint. In another sense, they are always a surprise, albeit not always a good one. Since the technique is easy enough to do though, you can redo it until you are happy with the results.
Since I want to offer a card similar to this one, using this technique, at my next Stamp-In, I would really rather not reveal anything about the technique until after the workshop. Feel free, however, to speculate on how you think it might have been done. Who knows? From your ideas, new little Paper Seedlings may be planted in our creative brains. Share any ideas you have in the comments section.
The embossing folder I used for my background was intentional in that I thought it strongly resembled regimented branches of an evergreen tree on which to hang the ornaments. Unfortunately, this darling embossing folder is now retired, but still available, here on the CLEARANCE RACK.
I wish July wasn't almost ended. I am just getting into the Christmas card mood. Oh well. You will probably just have to put up with a few Christmas in August cards.