Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Ornaments in Brown...

Look at Me! I'm blogging again! Hee! I've been busy lately- it started with a girls weekend away and before I even got to unpack I was hit with a week with a workshop and two classes planned, project deadlines, friends coming home from overseas, buying a new car, and now Thanksgiving holiday! Hee! The holiday really feels like sort of a vacation after that last week!

I thought I'd share a card I made recently. I got the idea from the famously clever Jan Tink who has been taking pictures of fun store bought cards and using them for inspiration at home. While I was shopping for some odds and ends at Walmart, I hit the card isle just in case and inspirations struck! Sorry for the crappy cell phone picture:

And here is my homemade version:

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Tree Trimmings set; Christmas Greetings set; Baroque Motifs set
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black Classic inks; Versamark
Paper: Soft Suede and Kraft cardstock; Christmas Cocoa DSP
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon; Clear Embossing powder; White Signo gel pen, paper piercer, Scallop Edge punch, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals

For the ornaments, I started by painting the Soft Suede cardstock with a thin coat of Champagne Mist shimmer paint. Next, I inked up my ornament stamps with Versamark and then Soft Suede ink and stamped them onto the shimmery paper. I embossed them with clear embossing powder and cut them out. I love how all of these elements worked together!

Well, I hope all of you out in blog land are having a wonderful Thanksgiving week! I am enjoying the quietness this week... nothing going on but cooking in the kitchen and visiting with my friends and family! I love that!



Kristie Parkins said...

Hi! I just recently found your blog, and tend to look and not comment much. However, I just love the card that you made! It looks so much better than your "inspiration" piece. Thanks for detailing the steps that you used too! I recently purchased the shimmer paint, and am a little stumped on how to use it, although I've seen some really gorgeous things made with it.
Thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

Awesome! I love the simple effect, very pretty!

shawnte said...

i love everything about this card, the colors, the design, it's simply got that WOW factor! so pretty

Cindy Beach said...

I agree with Kristie, your card is gorgeous and the other card doesn't even come close.
These sets are beautiful together, and I LOVE the browns too!

CKVAU said...

Wow!!! THis is so pretty - MUCH better than the store bought one :o)

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