Friday, October 12, 2012

Ornament Trio - Fab Friday 04

  What a great way to start off a Friday!  A fun new challenge over at Fab Friday!  And it was certainly a challenge for me!  Mindy has a great set of colors for us this week and those of us on the design team even had a long lead time to work on upcoming challenges but for me this one was tough!  I like the colors together, I like the colors on their own, even the Summer Starfruit is starting to grow on me.  But every time I sat down to work on this challenge I just couldn't picture in my mind using any of my stamp sets with these colors....I know right....and I have A LOT of stamp sets to choose from!  I finally got it done and I think it came out OK for a non-traditional colored Christmas card!  Check out Midnight Muse, Island Indigo and Summer Starfruit!

    I kept this one pretty simple since the colors are so bold and the patterns on the ornaments are on the busy side.  The white space in the back helps balance it all out.

  I just stamped the ornaments, cut them out with the coordinating framelits, popped them up on various layers of dimensionals on top of the embossed Holiday Frame, added the ribbon knots and rhinestones.  The sentiments was stamped on Island Indigo with Midnight Muse ink and anchored to the largest ornament with a faceted button topped with a rhinestone.

  Here's a close up of the ornaments and how they are popped up.

  Just stack the dimensionals on top of each other to make each ornament higher than the last.  The Island Indigo ornament uses 1 layer, then the Midnight Muse one has 2 layers and finally 3 layers for the Summer Starfruit.

  I hope you pop over the Fab Friday challenge to see the other design team creations and then join in on the fun!  I can't wait to see what everyone creates with these colors!  It's always so hard to pick our favorites!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

  Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages

  Ink: Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit

  Paper: Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Whisper White

  Accessories: Holiday Ornament Framelits, Holiday Frame e.f., dimensionals, corner rounder punch, rhinestones, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, faceted button


  1. Amanda, this is beautiful! The colors are delightful, that embossing plate is to die for yummy, and I love that you added more dimension with each ornament! Great card, as always!

  2. I'm glad I wasn't the only one "challenged" with this challenge, lol! Your card is perfection, Marla. I love everything about it.

  3. Amanda, I love that you used these colors for a Christmas card. I love non-traditional colors for Christmas and this is just gorgeous! :)

  4. Amanda, I love that you used these colors for a Christmas card. I love non-traditional colors for Christmas and this is just gorgeous! :)

  5. This is fabulously beautiful! Love the design. Great use of that new oval embossing.

  6. Very pretty!! This totally works for Christmas. Looking at the colors I could not think Christmas, but you made it work and it's beautiful!!

  7. This is beautiful!! I love how you used that embossing folder on its side, love it!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #80 with a link back to your blog on 10-14-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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    Tiffany Bauer

  8. I just got this EF! I need to try it out! Love the colors for Christmas! Great job!

  9. Ok, I know I've told you already but I LOVE this! You totally make me want that embossing folder and these colors looks so great and bold on your ornaments! And the white space just sets is off all the more! LOVE!


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