Thursday, January 25, 2018

Christmas Ornament


I resolved to continue making Christmas cards all year long and with so many great challenges out there to help me accomplish my goals, how can I lose? 
Today I began with a kraft card base and stamped it with white ink using random snowflakes. Next I die-cut a white panel with a stitched rectangle die, adding a MB pine needle border that I dotted with liquid applique and then heat-set it. I attached a piece of silver and red ribbon to the top, and added a Unity sentiment. Next I pulled out my long-unloved (and retired ) SU! ornament punch and cut several ornaments, scoring them in the center and attaching them to one another until it was full enough to suit me. I edged each ornament with silver stickles and attached it with a piece of silver/grey twisted twine. I tried putting a little bow on top, but it didn't work because the ornament has too much bulk to attach one. So this is the finished card and by the way, that ornament folds flat for mailing - I like that!

I'm sharing this with the January Rudolph Days challenge which is always a Christmas theme.

I'm also sharing it with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #369 which is "use a sentiment"

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find time to get started on your Christmas stash early too! It really alleviates a lot of pressure during the holidays!

Carol

24 comments:

Janice M said...

Oh Wow!! I may have to dust off my punch and case this one! Wonder if my liquid applique is all dried up? Look at you keeping ahead of the game. I should make myself make a Fall and Christmas card for every 10/12cards that I make. I'd be way ahead come Fall if I did! I'm working on springish stuff now.

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! And so nicely done. Every time I see one of these ornament cards ...It always reminds me of the time you sent me one...with it folded flat in the mail...and I was too dumb to realize that I could make it fan out...till you told me...

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is so pretty! I love the fact that the ornament folds flat for mailing too. Just beautiful.
Lynn

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Carol, I love your dimensional ornament - a fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

LOVE the idea of the border on top with the pine needles with the snow!!! You are always so creative!!!
The folding technique is really useful and lovely! As the past trees, this bauble looks great with its 3D look and is just perfect for Christmas challenges.
The kraft base with snowflakes surprised me: I thought that it was a dp!! :D
Hugs, have a great weekend. Mine will be very busy :(

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and I love the pop up ornament you created. A lovely 3D design. Gorgeous pine branch border too.

Stampsnob. said...

Good for you making beautiful Christmas Cards. I am so done but I do start in July for the fall sales

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, Carol! Love the pine branches at the top and the added look of snow along with that pretty ornament! Awesome sentiment, too! TFS and have a great day! :)

Christine said...

Superb card. Wonderful start to your Christmas stash.

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous bauble and love this Christmas card.xx [aNNie]

Heidi Stamps said...

I love yoru 3D ornaments. This one is so cute with the ribbon on the top! Very cute card.

Christine Alexander said...

awesome 3d bauble, so pretty :)

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, I am so loving this card!! I never thought to do that with this punch but might have to try it out. lol Should do this with a lot of punches and such as it is such a cool effect and I love too that it lies flat for mailing. Win, win! Stay warm my friend and enjoy this warm up this weekend. I'm so over winter and can't wait for spring. Although we have lucked out with not getting much snow around here and I'm good with that! lol Big hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

What a remarkable and beautiful card, Carol! I'm so glad you used your long-unloved punch and showed us the result! You'd have sold a lot of these punches if they weren't retired! Good job keeping on with the Ccs! I've seen a lot of our friends are doing that into 2018; now we just need to keep it up!! Hugs, Darnell

Camille Short said...

Awesome card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I see lots of dust blowing around from all of our punches. You did a great job inspiring all of us! Awesome card, Carol!

Jean said...

I love this dimensional ornament carol, and how great that it folds flat for posing as well. A super card.
Jean x

Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh! this is so lovely, what a great idea too that it folds flat for mailing.
Faith
x

Kathleen said...

One really fabulous card brilliant design and elements, love it.

Kath x

Marina said...

Yes, I was wondering how you'd get it in the envelope! It's a really special card.

LesleyG said...

Just absolutely love this card! Hope you don't mind if I use some of your ideas, there's so many, it's stunning! Happy RD xxx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful!
I have seen this idea on Pinterest and always wanted to try it. Your card looks great. The detail of the hanging pine bough looks good and the liquid applique is a lovely touch.

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is so cool...love the dimensional ornament and the color combination
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Linby said...

Isn't that sweet! and such a great idea.