Saturday, November 7, 2015

Noel

My second card today was created for both the Merry Monday Christmas Card and the Curtain Call Inspiration challenges. The inspiration for this card was a free digital plaid download from the Crafty Secrets blog. I printed it out using a 5x7 format to make the plaid a bit smaller and cut it down to smaller strip for this card, which left me a larger piece to use on another card. I added some gold stripes to the paper using an American Crafts metallic marker and then bordered the paper with some black Stampin' UP cardstock. I stamped two ornaments using the Hero Arts Ornaments #3 stamp set in Versamark ink and then heat embossed them using Ranger's Antiquities claret and liquid platinum and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I backed them with the snowy background stamp from Papertrey Ink Winter Snow Globe stamp set and heat embossed that using Ranger's enchanted gold. I then stamped and die cut the tree and santa from the same stamp set and colored them using Copic markers. I added some yellow, red, and ice crystal Stickles to them for added sparkle and then mounted them to the ornaments. I punched a hole in the ornament tops using a regular hole punch and then threaded some black DMC embroidery floss through them to act as the strings and fastened them to the back of my panel using some tape. I added a little bow to each ornament using some Ranger Multi Matte Medium. I stamped the Noel sentiment using Versafine onyx black ink from the Gnome For The Holidays stamp set and then added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Simon Says Stamp. I hope you like it!



6 comments:

Colleen said...

Totally cute...YES!! Adorable Santa and tree that shines and sparkles. Love those ornaments too! Perfect plaid paper with y9ur added gold! WOW! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

~amy~ said...

Sooooo cute!

Bonnie said...

What adorable ornaments, Celeste! The images go so perfectly with the plaid paper! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Totally adorable! Love the ornaments you created! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Leigh Penner said...

How wonderful! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

lostinpaper said...

What a wonderful Christmas card, these ornaments are FAB!