Sunday, October 21, 2012

3D Ornament Card

Hey, it's Holly posting today, and I've got a new Christmas card to share with you.  Slowly but surely I'm building up my Christmas stash.  Hopefully I'll have enough cards made before December rolls around!  :-)

On this card today, I was going for a homespun country feel with a fun 3D element thrown in.  I started with a vanilla card base, added a burgundy layer, and a layer of patterned paper from the Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pack.  I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment with black ink toward the bottom of the patterned paper - it looks like it is part of the paper, doesn't it?  This sentiment is from the Noel Christmas Ornaments stamp set from Just Rite.  Also in that same stamp set, I pulled out the small oval ornament and stamped it on burgundy cardstock several times.  This ornament was cut out with the new 2012 Heirloom Ornaments die set (Spellbinders) - I just lined it up over each stamped ornament and die cut each one individually.

Once my ornaments were die cut, I used the Going 3D technique from Technique Junkies to transform the flat ornaments into a wonderful 3D version.  I wanted just a wee touch of sparkle on these ornaments, so I pulled out my Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen and went over some of the lines to give them a little oomph.  You can see the ornament and the sparkle in the close-up picture below.  

 I tied some linen thread around the top of the 3D ornament and set it aside while I die cut the fabulous Pine Branch.  It was just too green for me, so I used a brown Copic marker to draw in the brown branches and I sponged a little brown ink to tone down the green-ness before I adhered it to my card.  I affixed the 3D ornament to the Pine Branch and then fluffed up the pine needles for a little extra texture.  
 Thanks, Holly, for another wonderful Christmas card!

Click any of the gold links to be taken to the item in the Classy Cards shop!  The Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper Holly used is back in stock, so order yours today!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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Jennipher said...

Nicely done Holly!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, this is just LOVELY!