Friday, March 8, 2019

Christmas Ornament in Blue


Please excuse the lousy photography on this card; it's much prettier IRL. I had to tone down the brightness in order to see the soft stenciled background, and that really washed out the bright royal blue color on the ornament and sentiment.

I haven't used this Heartfelt Creations stamp and die set in ages, so I decided to give it a play. I took a piece of royal blue card stock along with a stamp from the matching set, and stamped it with Versamark ink, then embossed it with Winter Wonderland ep to give it a little sparkle. I dotted the flakes on the stamped image with Nuvo crystal aquatic drops. The background was done with some Tumbled Glass distress ink along with a SU! stencil. The branches at the top were die cut with Poppy Shasta Twig dies from a medium blue card stock and covered with liquid applique. After it dried, I puffed it up with a heat gun to make it look like snow. I added a twine bow with twisted white & silver for some contrast. The "chain" it's hanging from is a sticker and the random mirror blue snowflakes are also stickers. The sentiment was done with a SU! sentiment, embossed to match the snowflake, and die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched sentiment panel.

I'd like to enter this into the Cuttlebug Mania challenge  to use 4 different shades of blue (must always use a die cutting machine - I used my Big Shot)

Also entering into the Merry Little Christmas Challenge MLCCB#8 - March anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Carol

15 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty Christmas card! I like the stenciling. Sorry if I missed it, but is that the stampin up shimmer paper? I have been wondering about it. They say you can watercolor on it which I find fascinating.

Are you going to the Stamp show this weekend? I will be working at it this year. Have a good day!

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning. I love the design and brick background. The ornament is lovely and the branches look great.

Wendy said...

Oh my, this card is gorgeous, Carol! Love the soft blue stenciling in the background and that beautiful ornament! Your Christmas cards are always perfect! Great job on this! :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh Carol, I absolutely think this is GORGEOUS!! I just love the pretty shimmer of the card background along with the subtle light blue brick stenciled on!! The dimension of the pines and pearl drops over the ornament are stunning!! Always love seeing Christmas cards any time of the year!! Just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

scrAPpamondo said...

How many details in this Christmas CAS card!! :) Love the delicate blue stencilling and the faux snow on the branches, wow!! The sticker chain and snowflakes add some beautiful sparkling to the whole composition, as well the embossed decoration on the bauble! Well done!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful Carol, LOVE the background and I should think the sparkle IRL is just Fabulous, an Elegant card.
Faith
x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such a pretty ornament.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I absolutely love this card. And the colors are so great too.

Claire said...

This is very pretty, the blues with the white and sparkle works really well. It's also a very classy colour combination, loving the stencilled brickwork x

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely card Think I saw that snow flake on my windshield yesterday /…………..Lis

aussie aNNie said...

You are sure making lovely Christmas cards Carol, love this colour combo.xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful snowflake bauble and delicate stencilled background
Carol x

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Christmas card. Lovely design!

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, this card is stunning! I love the sponged background, so soft and pretty! The ornament is gorgeous as well, love the pine boughs on it-such a fab idea! Hugs, Brenda

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Very pretty and I love the colors! Thank you for joining us on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!