Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hanging Ornaments

Keeping with my "no colouring - no problem" theme I have another quick and easy card that requires NO colouring, but still has that WOW factor. I pulled out three different stamps for this card and used an easy technique I'll describe below.

Now, how'd she do that? I started with a piece of bella's BESTEST cream paper and stamped the holly leaves with versamark, embossing with a gold pearl embossing powder. After the embossing was good and dry I sponged on some Distress ink in antique linen, tea dye, then vintage photo keeping it darker on the left side.

Then I stamped the ornaments, again in versafine and embossing in the gold pearl. I cut them out and for the green one I sponged on shabby shutters, peeled paint and forest moss. The red one has fired brick followed by aged mahogany and finally for the bronze one I went back to antique linen, tea dye and vintage photo.

I played around with a lot of different ornaments and a lot of different colours before settling on this layout...I'm sure I spent a couple hours, but now that I've done will be pretty easy to crank out a few more in limited time. This is also a small card, A2 size, which I rarely do but I like the coziness of this one....and will probably get a front row on someones mantle so it doesn't get hidden behind the tall cards.

There is still time to leave your comment with challenge ideas on THIS POST for your chance to win $25 bella bucks. I'll be posting the winner tomorrow at 12pm EST.

Now I'd better get to cooking myself some grub here and clean up the kitchen/studio...hubs has been gone all week and I'll spill a little kitchen table is ENTIRELY COVERED IN STAMPING SUPPLIES and has been all week since he left...heheheeee!!!! I'm pretty darn sure even if he read this it would come as no surprise to him, but it sure was nice to 'pretend' I had my own space and could leave my works in progress on the table for a day or two until I got to finishing it.

see ya tomorrow!!!!!


Dana White said...

Linda this is STUNNING! I love the tones and look at you with no colouring

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Linda! I agree with Dana, love the tones you did this in.

jroffel said...

Gorgeous! I love your cards and projects. You are so talented!!

Linda Carson said...

Oh this is gorgeous! It has a classy richness!

Bren said...

The ornaments are shnazzy. It will certainly be front row material.
My vote is for sketch challenges, I am sooo bad at that. I fiddle longer with layouts than anything.. :/

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Thanks for sharing..... Like to get back to more technique type cards instead of colouring all the time. Have all this time to use more of it!

Betty said...

WOW, you blow me away. I love this. For Christmas you need your own stamping room. REally, you do! LOL

Olga V. said...

WOW!!! I love this card! thank you for sharing the technique - I'll try to replicate this beauty!!!

Unknown said...

Wow, Linda this is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!


jobim said...

Wow, so much effort but such a great outcome. Tfs.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Stunning and gorgeous card.


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