Embellished Ornaments

CCMC382 It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge.  This week we have a super cool color challenge for you:  Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo and either Delightful Dijon or Gold.

This was one of those challenges that as soon as I saw the colors, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do!  To me these colors are PERFECT Christmas colors and especially for making ornaments!

Here’s the details…

  • Island Indigo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, ink stamp using Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant markers and stamp onto cardstock.
  • Elegant Eggplant diagonal stripe (Regal dsp Paper Pack) – 5/8 x 5 1/2, layer behind Whisper White.
  • To make the ornaments – using the long Delicate Ornaments thinlet cut out TWO EACH – Gold Foil, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant.  I did two each of the Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant because I want the ornaments the same.  If you want the reversed – you only need 1 of each.
  • Cut out 2 of the solid LONG ornament – I did Whisper White – really doesn’t matter.  COVER BOTH with adhesive.
  • Add a Gold Foil ornament to each.
  • DO NOT REMOVE THE LITTLE PIECES from the Island Indigo OR Elegant Eggplant until you are ready to use them – TRUST ME ON THIS!
  • You are going to embed the colored pieces into the gold frames.  Do one line at a time keeping them lined up.  I used my piercing tool to pick up the pieces and put into the frame.  Really went quickly once I figured out the best way to do it.
  • Cut and ornament top in Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant, add to top of ornament.
  • Add Gold Cording Trim to each ornament, securing behind the Whisper White panel.  NOTE the one ornament is added using dimensionals the other is not.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie some bows from the Gold Cording Trim and added to the ornaments to finish off.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Embellished Ornaments
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Regals dsp Paper Pack, Gold Foil
Ink: Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Delicate Ornaments Thinlets, Gold Cording Trim,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

14 responses to “Embellished Ornaments

  1. That is gorgeous!! I’m just about done my cards but I might have to try that one for a few more. I made 33 so far, but I was hoping for 40-50 total, so that one is so beautiful. I’m partial to those colors.

  2. Very clever and beautiful!

  3. Very beautiful!

  4. Really pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What great idea. I am going to give it a try.

  6. Beautiful Mary – love these colours together and clever stamping of your sentiment to echo the two-tone bauble. Very elegant!

  7. What a pretty card! The gold overlay on the ornaments is perfect.

  8. Beautiful! Love the colors. Thanks for explaining the technique you used for piecing together the ornaments as well!

  9. Beautiful! But placing all those pieces must take a long time – like a puzzle.

  10. What an elegant card! I have to try piecing this way – the result is gorgeous!

  11. These ornaments are so regal and elegant looking! Fabulous!

  12. Oh wow, I love this. It is beautiful

  13. Absofreakinlutely beautiful!

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