Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Embellished Ornaments; Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Crazy Talk; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark; SU - Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush
Dies: Die-namics - Double Stitched Oval STAX #5; SU/Sizzix - Delicate Ornament Thinlets
Accessories: White Lustre Card: SU Card - Concord Crush; Silver Embossing Powder; Staedtler - Aquarell Pencils; Glitter; Metallic Thread; Silver Mirri Card
I've made a clean, elegant card that has several layers, but is still flat enough to go through the post - which is important as I lots to send by post! I've used several metallic elements in this card, so I'm submitting it to the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays - CFC#145. I love this colour combination, it's rather regal, so I thought elegant would work.
I started cutting an oval die from purple card (sadly discontinued). I positioned the oval on the card, lightly traced around it and then stamped the holly leaves in Versamark. I heat embossed them with silver powder and coloured them with green watercolour pencils. I stamped the ornament on white card and cut it out with the matching die. I die cut the hanger from silver mirri card. I coloured the little berries with green glitter. I finished the ornament with metallic thread in lilac and purple. I adhered the ornament flat to the oval mat. I finished the front with a simple sentiment in black. On the inside I cut a mat layer of purple card. On the white panel I added a couple of ornament images in lilac and added a greeting.
I've taken a close-up photo of the ornament so that you can see the shimmer and sparkle of the green glitter berries - so pretty! You can also see the metallic thread and the water coloured holly leaves.
Do visit our blog to see more inspiration cards from the rest of the team. You've got plenty of time to play along, submission deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday 20th November (7.00pm EDT). Have fun! See you soon.