I'm just lovin' Stampin' Up!'s new Ornament Punch (from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog)! When it came out, one of the first things I thought of using it with was the Level One Hostess stamp set, Holiday Best. I know that seems odd, but I really liked the Merry Christmas bird image and didn't relish the thought of cutting it out. Well, I gave it a try. Voila, it fits perfectly!
Isn't it gorgeous, (if I do say so myself)!
This card features two techniques:
1) Faux Diamond Dust: I colored the "Merry Christmas Bird" image with Real Red & Old Olive markers. Then covered the entire image with Versamark. Heat emboss with Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Then punch with Ornament punch (#116794, $15.95).
2) Foil Paper Resist: Brayer Old Olive ink over the Bridal Speciality Paper (#115669, $13.95 for 5 of 2 designs). The foil design will resist the ink. Wipe off with a tissue.