Monday, November 07, 2011

Elegant Christmas Ornament

Today's CAS challenge is a sketch by one of the SCS CAS Design Team.  I love the simplicity of the sketch and took the opportunity to made another Christmas card.  It's a little difficult to photograph silver, so the card really looks better in real life.  Hope you like.

 "Elegant Christmas Ornament"

Stamps:  Baroque Motifs; Short & Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Silver (card base - doesn't show) (SU!); red foil
Ink:  Silver
Accessories & Tools:  Ornament punch, Cuttlebug "Birds & Swirls" embossing folder, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue stick, and sticky strips

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I mounted red foil onto Whisper White cardstock using a glue stick.  This was to make the foil stiff so it would hold it's shape.

I ran a large piece of the red foil through my Big Shot with the Birds & Swirls embossing folder.  I punched out an ornament from the red foil and ran it through my Big Shot with the same embossing folder.

I stamped a part of the large Baroque Motifs stamp in silver ink, at the top and bottom of the Whisper White cardstock.  I dry fit the ornament to figure out the placement for the sentiment and then stamped the sentiment in silver ink.

I mounted the stamped Whisper White cardstock on to the embossed red foil and then mounted the whole panel onto a card base of Silver cardstock.

I mounted the ornament on the front of the card.


Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Frances, Aileen, Sally and Lonnie.  I showed them how to sponge, emboss, paper piece and watercolor spritz!  It was so much fun!  Everyone brought goodies and we had a mid-afternoon break with some delicious home-made sweets!  Thank you to all the ladies for joining me in the studio and thank you also for bringing a tasty treat for us to enjoy!  Here's a picture of Aileen and Sally's cards ...

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