Monday, November 12, 2012

Merry & Bright Ornament Card

This week's theme over at Card A Day Blog is "Christmas Ornaments".  I've really been on the vintage image kick lately, so I thought I'd mix things up and make a more modern card with fun colors and patterns for today's featured card.

Some Details:
  • I couldn't stray too far from my favorites, so of course I had to use My Mind's Eye papers!  Love the bright colors and bold prints in the 12 Days of Christmas pack.  I made banners from three different paper patterns and overlapped them randomly on the card base.  A fourth pattern is layered horizontally as a thin band.
  • I embossed the chipboard ornament diecut with Tim's Retro Circles texture fade, sprayed it with teal starburst spray, and gave it a coat of Future floor polish to stiffen it and give it a shiny finish.  Some Rock Candy Distress Stickles gives it an icy sparkle.

Crafty Bloggers Network: Challenge # 5 - Christmas Anything Goes
Fairytale Challengeblog: #54 - Embossing
Happy Campers: Challenge No. 4 - Use Bright Colours
Southern Girls: Challenge 57 - Christmas Projects
ABC Christmas Challenge: V is for Vibrant Colours

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Aqua Mist’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Ultrasmooth Vanilla’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye ’12 Days of Christmas’ 6x6
Stamps: SU! ‘All Year Cheer’
Inks: Lindy’s Stamp Gang starburst spray ‘Tibetan Poppy Teal’; VersaMark
Embellishments: LSG two-toned embossing powder ‘Terra Cotta Rust’; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; Darice baker’s twine ‘Red / White’; Stickles ‘Distress Clear Rock Candy’, ‘Frosted Lace’; ornament diecut
Tools:  3M foam tape; Sizzix Texture Boutique; Tim Holtz texture fade ‘Retro Circles’; Future floor polish


  1. Wow that is a cool looking card!Future floor polish really!!? would not have thought to use something like that. The card looks sharp!

  2. Lovely and very different with those bright colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  3. Love the bright colors!! A fun and festive card for sure.

  4. Love this card. Great colours and lay out. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  5. What a wonderfull project! I love the embossing on the ball and the bright colors! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  6. Wow! What a great card! Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls - hope we'll see you again! Hugs Siv

  7. What a great Christmas card, another off the list for you too! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls,Have a great weekend, Julie.x

  8. What a fantastic card. Great work.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra


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