Saturday, November 9, 2013

CADB Post: Christmas Ornament Card

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. The holidays are fast approaching and it's time to get started on all the holiday cards that we need to get done. How time flies! This week's theme at the Card A Day Blog is, Christmas Ornaments. Here is the card I made.

I just love snowflakes, and I have quite a few on this one. To start with I used a 5.5" x 4.25 inch white card base. For my embossed background, I used a piece of white card stock, cut to 3.5" x 4.75", and embossed it with the Spellbinders Embossabilities folder, Holiday Magic, and matted it with a piece of blue card stock cut to 3.75" x 5". I added that piece to the top of my card base.

For my ornament embellishment, I used the third and fourth dies from the Spellbinders Die set, 2010 Heirloom Ornament. I used my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss each piece, then I stamped snowflakes on them using one of the various snowflake stamps that I have, and a blue ink pad. I inked the edges with the same blue ink, and stacked them up using dimensional tape. I added this piece to the top of the embossed background piece.

I thought it needed a little sparkle, so I dotted the snowflakes on the ornament and in the embossed pattern on the white background with Crystal Stickles. It really added a beautiful sparkle to the card. I think Crystal Stickles have got to be my favorite Stickles variety, because it really does add a beautiful sparkle to whatever you put it on.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my card, and that you leave me a comment, and let me know what you think about it. I always love hearing what others think of my creations. Be sure you check out the Card A Day Blog each day for some wonderful card making inspiration, and if you like entering challenges, check out our monthly challenge, where a wonderful prize is awarded to one lucky winner.

1 comment:

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Jill, I gotta look into this heirloom ornament die. Love the blue with the white and so sparkly, just beautiful for the holiday