Friday, September 28, 2012

Ornament Keepsake Card

Good grief!  I can't believe it's Friday night already.  Where has the week gone?  And for that matter, the whole month of September has just flown by!  I need to really buckle down and get making more cards!  Of course, that's always the plan, but seems like it doesn't really happen too often.  Oh well, I can still dream, can't I?  Ok, enough fussing and let's get down to business here.  This card took me two days to finish.  I knew the layout I wanted to use and what color to stamp the ornaments.  The problem came trying to decide what color to use for the background.  This is what I came up with...

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes and Petite Pairs
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Big Shot with Lacy Brocade TIEF and Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Old Olive and Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, retired oval punch, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals
Have you tried out this stamp set and coordinating framelit set yet?  I'm telling you, you're gonna fall in love with it!  The framelits make it so easy to add layers of ornaments to your Christmas cards.  I want to add a whole tree-ful of them!!  Yes, it really is addicting making all these ornaments.  Can you tell?

I love the richness of these dark colors together, and the Lacy Brocade TIEF is a fitting background for the card.  I really debated about using rhinestones or glitter on the ornaments.  At this point I've decided not to add them, but that could change sometime in the future as I continue to look at the card.  Sometimes you just have to go back and give it a little sparkle, you know?

Well, that's it for today.  Hope you like the idea.  Make time to do some stamping this weekend.  It's good for you!   Hugs, Sharon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing your 2 different designs; I like them both.