Thursday, January 29, 2015

Golden Ornament

Hi there!  Thanks for coming by today.  I've got a Christmas card to share, that I hadn't time to show before the actual holiday in 2014.  Hey, I'm early for 2015!


This is definitely a clean and simple design, making good use of patterned paper, but I've jazzed it up by doing this:

  • Add a strip of houndstooth patterned paper at the top
  • Stamp and trim a branch to 'hang' an ornament from; add glitter glue to the branch
  • Gold-emboss a sentiment
  • Add thin gold cord to a punched, gold-embossed ornament (don't know the name of the stamp set this came from, as it was in a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator)



Thanks SO much for dropping in today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: Christmas Greetings - Inspired By Stamping; branch - All That Glitters - Flourishes; ornament - Stampin' Up! Paper: patterns - Holiday Traditions - Me and My Big Ideas Ink: watermark ink - Versamark - Tsukineko; Always Artichoke - SU Fibers: thin gold cord Accessories & Tools: gold embossing powder - SU; iridescent Stickles - Ranger; Ornament Punch - Stampin' Up!

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I love love love the ornament!!!!

Sophie said...

Uiiii...Colleen :-)

Du machst schon wieder Weihnachtskarten.

Ich sage ja:
Nach Weihnachten ist vor Weihnachten.

Und ich verrate dir was...
Ich habe auch schon zwei neue Weihnachtskarten gemacht :-)

Ganz liebe Grüße
Sophie

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful Col! You're never too early!

Kara Lynne said...

What a beautiful way to use that patterned paper! I love the gold embossing.

Linda R said...

Looks beautiful my friend.

Hugs~

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
Fabulous xmas card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lisa said...

Wonderful Christmas card Colleen!! That's such a pretty ornament!!

Maria said...

Such a lovely Christmas card with wonderful design! Love the pretty gold ornament!

Emily Keaton said...

So pretty! I love the sparkles on the branch :)

Bonnie said...

I love how this beautiful ornament shows against the dark background! Great layout!

Marisa said...

Beautifully elegant!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, Colleen, and the houndstooth sent it right over the top. I LOVE it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Green and gold is striking together

Leslie Miller said...

This is surely beautiful! I've always thought gold and green were so rich and elegant together. I can't remember the name of this set, but I've come close to buying it with the matching punch. Don't know if it's still available. Great design. You have quite a knack for keeping it simple but not sacrificing anything in the design.

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