Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Elegant (and Easy!) Ornament

  I've been slacking off on getting ahead on my Christmas cards so far this year.  Last year I joined the Christmas card challenge over on Splitcoaststampers and it really spurred me on to make some cards ever month so I would be all set when Christmas rolled around.  It was wonderful to just mail them out and not have to add that one (large) item to my to Christmas do list.  Well this year I started off pretty good but got sidetracked with other projects.  I'm trying to get back on track and this week's Clean and Simple challenge using dark blue and white seemed like a great start.

  This card comes together really quick if you need to make multiples.  The base is Midnight Muse with a layer of Whisper White on top.  I rounded the corners of the Whisper White panel and then ran it through the Big Shot with the new Holiday Frame embossing folder.  Next, I sprayed the whole layer with Shimmer Mist using rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint.  It's hard to see in the photo but it has a nice all over sparkle. 

  For the ornament I stamped it in Midnight Muse and used the matching Holiday Ornament Framelit and cut it out.  I added a taffeta ribbon hanger and a fork bow (click HERE for a tutorial).  The ornament is popped up on dimensionals.

  The Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and the matching Holiday Ornaments Framelits are on page 3 of the Holiday catalog.  It's awesome that Stampin' Up! is offering them as a bundle to save 15% on the cost!  Very cool.  With the different sizes of ornaments I think this set has so many possibilities.  Remember, if you'd like to place an order please visit my online store and make sure my name is listed as the demonstrator.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes

Ink: Midnight Muse

Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White

Accessories: taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Shimmer Mist


  1. Amanda, this is just beautiful! Don't you love it when a card is easy AND gorgeous? Thanks for sharing - this is a real beauty!

  2. What a stunning card!


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