ID: MC Nov/12 - Vintage Ornament - Noel

ID: MC Nov/12 - Ornaments - Noel cards
size: 5"w x 6.5"h each

Created: November 3, 2012

I picked up a couple of beautiful flourish dies by Dee's Distinctively and noticed they hugged Dee's ornament die really nicely...

I'm also using one of the newest Xmas sentiment stamps (Noel) from Quietfire Design on both cards and two of the "cuddlers" individual word stamps meant to "cuddle" up to another word stamp. Love them.



I ran my card front through my machine with the Crafts Too embossing folder "Stars Frame" on its side. I needed to put more of those stars randomly around, so cut the folder apart and re-taped it on the other end, then used my rubber mallet to emboss selected areas. Sponged a touch of Distress Frayed Burlap around the edges.

Stamped my sentiment using Distress Barn Door and lightly tapping the stamp with Evergreen Bough. I love two tone stamping, just gives it more character.

Adhered several pieces of ribbon on the left side, one wider brown satin/gauze ribbon, then the lace picot edging, then the buttons, then I sprinkled some Ritz micro fine glitter onto the exposed adhesive.

Die cut the smaller ornament (Ornament #2) from white cardstock, sponged Barn Door all over, ran through my machine with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, sanded the high points. Die cut the flourishes (Flourish #1) from white cardstock and while the pieces were still in the negative space, stamped them with Impression Obsession CAC "Bubbles" stamp inked with the red and green and misted with water. Dried. Removed it from the negative area, lightly sponged some green around the edges and clear embossed. Inked the ornament holder piece with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold. Adhered to ornament then to card, adding a gold cord. Added white half pearls and rhinestones.

Final touch, adding brown faux stitching around "Noel" with a Zig Writer.

side view

ID: MC Nov/12 - Flourish Ornament - Noel

I used the same embossing folder and embossing technique, stamping the sentiment, creating the flourishes for this card as well.

This time sponging the ornament with the green, stamping the "cuddlers" with Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossing. Using a green with gold edging ribbon, adding silver star brads in 2 sizes and rhinestone stars. This ornament uses the larger from the die set.

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