Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Star Ornaments

Hi everyone.  This is a reminder card for the CAS Christmas April Challenge - Ornament, hosted by Bonnie.


Today I'm sharing an ornament card that doesn't use an ornament stamp or die.  Always great to stretch the use of our supplies, ornaments can be made from lots of different things (stars, snowflakes, circles, etc.).

Above I've used my stitched star dies to create some shimmery star ornaments.  I cut the star from Be Creative double sided tape, adding a light weight card stock to the one side before cutting.  I removed the cover to reveal the sticky side and topped it with gilding flakes.  I pressed them down and then used a piece of Rub-it Scrub-it to burnish.  I also stamped a background of splatters with gilding flake glue and added flakes to them as well.

Here's a close-up ...


I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing reminder cards from our Designers, and our wonderful Guest Designer, Hideko.

I know you'll be inspired.  So come join us.  The challenge is open for another week, closing at April 24th at midnight (PST).






Stamps:  Merry and Bright (SU! - retired)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Star dies (AliExpress), Be Creative Tape, Verdigris Gilding Flakes (Cosmic Shimmer), gilding flake glue, gold metallic pen

Challenges:
CAS Christmas April Challenge - Ornament

30 comments:

Bobbie Bluegill said...

simply beautiful. You said you stamped the background with glue. Was that a versa mark type glue or do you need "real" glue? You are the best!

Patti said...

I love this!! I was really stumped on this challenge but I just managed to finish a design I could love on Saturday!! : ) I will get busy and schedule my post thank you for this stunning reminder!!

Loll said...

Hi Bobbie. Good question. You need to use gilding flake glue that is made especially to work with the flakes. It dries to a tacky finish so the flakes stick. Mine is made by Cosmic Shimmer (same as the flakes I used). Loll :)

Susan said...

As you know, I love all things stars and I love gilding flakes, so of course I love this card! A fabulous way to do ornaments without ornament stamps or dies!! "Merry and bright" is a perfect sentiment for it too!

BożenA said...

How beautiful your ornaments look, Loll. When I look at them, I have the impression that they have their thickness and are not flat. The golden layer looks stunning! I love the golden crumbs that are scattered around the ornaments.
Hugs,
BożenA

Trina P. said...

Loll, so clever! A great way to stretch products. These stars look gorgeous all shiny covered with gilding flakes. I really love the look of gilding flakes and can’t wait to buy me some silver and gold. Beautiful card. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

It's been a long time since I used my gilding flakes so thank you for the reminder, Loll! Love the use of the stars as ornaments too- such a clever idea. Love the spatters done in flakes too- something I'd have never thought to do. Love the sheen on this card!

Cathy said...

These stars look fabulous Loll! Love the background too, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

WOW! These stars are amazing and so is the splattered background! So much shine! It's amazing that those flakes can burnish up like this! Makes me think about trying them again. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

Ina G said...

Love gilding flakes. They are always fun to use. Your stars are fabulous Loll and those flaky splatters have made your card stand out so much more adding a bit of finesse. Lovely wee sentiment too.

Christine Alexander said...

Thanks for reminding me to pull out my gilding flakes for Christmas cards, those stars look so pretty and love the tiny flecks behind.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Spectacular gold star ornaments, Loll! And what a great way to stretch your dies to make these beautiful ornaments! Thank you for reminding me of “thinking outside the box”. The gilding flakes on the stars and the splatters are very "merry & bright”. Hideko xx

Sue said...

Those star ornaments are gorgeous, Loll, I love the shine of the gilding and the background is lovely too. Very creative design x

Jeanne said...

The use of the gilding flakes makes the stars really beautiful, Loll. Then you added some lovely splatters to help the main images shine even brighter. Great sentiment, too. I love the look of gilded flakes, but keep forgetting to get some adhesive. :S

Daffodil Cards said...

You're so inspiring. Just goes to show card making doesn't need to be expensive to be beautiful.
Faith

Viv's Visuals said...

Just awesome Loll! x

Julia Aston said...

What great texture and depth the gilding flakes give to both your stars and splatter Loll - I love how they have little spots of other colors in them - such an impressive Christmas card!! Julia xx

Jo Manna said...

Incredible dimension to this beautiful Christmas CAS Card. I'm always afraid to use gilding flakes, need to practice a lot before I get this result. Stunning xx

Mac Mable said...

Stunning...the effect of the flakes is amazing. The stamping of the splats and the use of the flakes on the background looks fabulous too x

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Thanks.

Janet L. said...

I'm constantly amazed at your cards. They're creative and absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous mf...love the way you created those. It's a product I have never used before so interested in reading about it.
xx Karen

MaryH said...

Brilliant idea to use the star shape to make your pretty ornaments. Love the gilded effect...and those spatters...now that was clever to do the way you did! TFS (wish my last gilding effort would have been so beautiful!)

Bobby said...

Gilded stars. Gorgeous, Loll and a great ornament.

Maxine D said...

Love those fabulous gilded stars Loll, and the gilding flakes background - a stunning card
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Rich and so luxurious, Loll ... the shimmer on these fabulous star ornaments is brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous shimmery star ornaments, Loll! I love how you added texture to them and how you used gilding flakes for your splatters...Genius idea and amazing effect!

Nance said...

Oh wow, Loll! Fabulous gold gilded star ornaments, love them! xx

Pat said...

I adore these gilded stars Loll and what a great idea to use the gilding flakes on the spatters in the background too. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful star ornaments Loll, and a wonderful idea to use the gilding flakes, love your card