Oct 10, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

Good evening!

I'm sorry I still haven't uploaded some of the new cards I've been working on... time hasn't been on my side this week - or even the past few weeks. But, the cruise work is done for me and I can breathe again and stamp for fun. I'm still not feeling well though - this cold is really hanging on and aggravating me. But, I'm looking forward to some fun stamping time tomorrow in my craft room.

Tonight's card is another one I made with Rupa's The Magic of Christmas set that I shared during the Release party. There is a lot going on with this card and I was so happy with how it all turned out. And I love how the elegance of Gina's White Satin ribbon adds so much to the card. It's one of the ribbons you receive with her Holiday Pure Luxury Ribbon Collection.

When I first saw Rupa's set, I thought immediately of those Outline Stickers that Stampendous and Magenta makes - do you know which ones I'm talking about? They are so elegant and were my first introduction to Sakura's Glaze & Souffle Pens (which are used to color inside the outline shapes). I wanted to simulate those stickers, so I stamped the ornaments on acetate in Versafine Black ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder.

To make the ornaments a little darker, I probably should have used Colored embossing powder, but I was afraid of all the stray speckles that might show up on the acetate. To color the ornaments, I got out my Sakura Glaze Pens and colored right over the embossing.

To frame the window, I used my favorite shape of Nestabilities: Rectangles. I cut the rectangle and the window at the same time - the easiest way to do it, I think. To highlight all the edges and embossing, I used the holiday Rub-on Embossing paste: Silver. It's a brighter silver than you find in the Original Metallic palette.

I cut a rectangle the same size as the window out of SU's whisper white cardstock and embossed with the Textile Embossing folder and then popped the whole thing onto the Swirls Embossed Cardfront. I used two of the new SU In Colors: Pacific Point & Red Ridinghood.

Boy, that took a long time to explain... but it didn't take long to make, I promise! heehee... It actually went together rather quickly once I figured out the window.

Judging by all the orders that have been shipped out since October's Release, many of you are loving this stamp set as much as I do! It's such a beautiful set that makes it so easy to create simple, but stunning Christmas cards.

Be sure to check in tomorrow as I'll be having some blog candy up for grabs! It's been a while since I had a giveaway and I've been saving some goodies to share here on my blog. I'll let you know all about it in tomorrow's post!

Have a great night!


Theresa said...

Jessica, this is gorgeous! I just got this set and am so excited to ink it up.

Carolina said...

Another beautiful card - love the textures and the way you're using this set...thanks so much for sharing these beauties.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh so sparkly and elegant!!! I definitely want to try to CASE this technique!!!

Melanie said...

oooh, I LOOOOOVE this! those textures are so gorgeous perfect with the ornaments!

Anonymous said...

WOW, very cool card Jessica! You always amaze me. :)

Trena in Naperville said...

Really pretty colors. I love the way you are embossing lately!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


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