Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ornaments and Holly


Hi everyone.  Today's challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More is CAS (#4).  CAS (clean and simple) is the style I'm most comfortable with ... love all that white space!!

I thought this stamp would be perfect for one of my favorite techniques - paper piecing.  I'm sure you've noticed that there are lots of paper pieced cards in my gallery ... I love it!  I used the beautiful Christmas designer papers from SU! called "Be of Good Cheer" ... these are one of my favorites in the five years I've been buying SU!  Not only did I paper piece the ornaments, but I covered them in Crystal Effects to give them shine and dimension.

Here's a close-up so you can see the details:



Stamps:  Ornaments and Holly (C.C. Designs); Snowman Sayings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Silver, Be of Good Cheer DP (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Crystal Effects, white gel pen, sponge, glue, Peapod twine (The Twinery), Stamp-a-ma-jig,  and adhesives



Hope you'll join in the challenge with us this week ... it's gonna' be fun!!  If you're looking for inspiration, check out all the beautiful cards from other Design Team members!




18 comments:

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thanks Loll for showcasing this fun paper and the technique. Cool that the DSP is currently on sale this week too! Love the Snowman Sayings text I'll have to look for that set.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, it was so sweet of you to make a card JUST for me. I have said that my favorite Christmas cards are with holly and my other favorite is with ornaments and look what you did?! Pinning, winning!! xxoo, Dolly

Susan said...

Fabulous as always, Loll! Would you believe I've never tried paper piecing - I really must! I also love the effect of the Crystal Effects on the ornaments - must try that too!

Amy V. said...

You've just convinced me I need to try paper piecing...your gorgeous card just pushed me right off the fence! Crystal Effects added that extra-special touch to an already fabulous card. So nicely done!

Danielle Vincent said...

I am in L-O-V-E with those paper pieced ornaments. The DSP you used is perfect for the ornaments. I so have to try that with the crystal effects. Hugs D

Lisa Lara said...

Love these happy little ornaments Loll........your paper piecing is perfect!

Nonni said...

Loll, your ornaments are amazing, covering them with crystal effects was the perfect idea! Stunning card! Have a fun day. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovley CAS card Loli, just love the colour of the bauables...

Anne

Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous - love your paper piecing and the addition of the gloss - stunning - Jacqueline xx

Sue said...

The paper pieced ornaments are lovely, Loll. I like the colours you've used too and the glossy accents. Sue x

Valerie said...

Wow Loll, fabulous Christmas baubles, so festive! Love the font on the sentiment too:)
Val x

Brenda said...

Wow, this is breathtaking!

Kylie said...

What a beauty! Ive never tried paper piecing and woukdnt know where to start... But, you have inspired me once again to give it a go xx

Bonnie said...

I am so in awe of your paper piecing skills, Loll! Another beauty!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! The gloss on the ornaments adds so much to the card.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love this card I saw this on Addicted to Stamps x

Anonymous said...

Sorry Loll for adding my comment onto the end of Emmas. Love these baubles. Just been having a look at all of your Christmas cards....Wow! They are all stunning.
Regards Florence xx