For Day 17 at Beccy's Place Month Long Holiday Cards Challenge the prompt is the letter O.
I have chosen Ornaments.
This card has been made using Ornaments which was a recent free image set from Jan's Digi Stamps. It is still available and comes in both coloured and black & white.
I have coloured it using Promarkers. I was most inspired by the swirly one as I have red glass baubles with glitter just like it. They were the very first baubles I bought when we had our first Christmas together 30 years ago. Many of my ornaments I have made myself including the cutest cross stitched 3D gingerbread house, sequinned Christmas puddings and the angel that tops the tree (her hair has fallen out now but she has a sparkly halo so it's all good)
Many have been individually bought and have a lot of sentimental value. I have glass droplets from Macy's in New York. They were wrapped well as they survived travelling to Las Vegas (wedding venue) and then Los Angeles (honeymoon). There is a mirrored present/gift from Harrods, a really sparkly jingle bell from Liberty in London, a spun glass tree from York, a tiny snow globe from Bath and the list goes on. I know where each came from and cherish the memories from each one.
When the image was coloured I used a glue pen to trace the fine lines and added gold glitter to the swirly one and silver to the other. I would not normally make a card with both gold and silver on but it's Christmas so anything goes as far as I am concerned.
The base of the card has been covered with green snowflake paper as I felt it would compliment both red and purple. It is from a Traditional Christmas 12x12" pad from The Works. I have used it a fair bit already this Christmas as it has some really nice designs.
The die is Victorian Frame by Crafter's Companion. You get 3 dies in the set so you have the solid background, then the very intricate pattern and a central panel so you can cut out the frame or use it for layering. It's a decent size die. I print many in one go to fit an A4 sheet so I don't waste the paper but that does mean my sizing can be off sometimes. Quite often I make my images fairly large as I mostly make A5 cards then when it comes to matting my dies don't fit.....
I used some rub on chalks to knock back the background as the white seemed a little too stark and then added some holographic peel off stickers around the edge of the image.
I wrapped the ribbon round some purple card which made it easier to attach. This looks wonky in the photo but I measured everything to make sure it would line up. I think it is the angle that the card was to get the best lighting for the glitter to show that is the problem.
As a final touch I found a purple sentiment and mounted onto a scrap of glittery gold cardstock.
Thankyou to Jan's Digi Stamps for a lovely image ☺
Card Details -
Size – A5
Dies – Victorian Frame (Crafter’s Companion)
Paper – Traditional Christmas (The Works)
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments – Ribbon, Glitter, Peel off stickers
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 17 - O is for Ornaments
- C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #577 Christmas
- Crafty Catz - #528 Anything Goes/Christmas
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
- Crimbo Crackers - #220 Anything Goes
- Cute Card Thursday - #661 Sentimental
- Jan’s Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
- NBUS Challenge - #20 Die never used before.
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies - #2047 Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas