Thursday, August 23, 2007

Peaceful Wishes Ornament Card

Here's another card that I CASEd. I saw it on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator webside in the Stamper's Showcase and I absolutely loved it, so I had to copy it! This card was designed by Cathy Millen. I did a Google search for her to see if she had a blog, but nothing came up.

I used the Peaceful Wishes set for this card. I first of all cut a circle out of a piece of scrap cardstock and laid that on top of some Whisper White CS. Then I stamped the berries in the circle (I inked the stamp with Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke Stampin' Write markers). After that, I sponged Brocade Blue ink inside the circle. Then I stamped some spots from Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Whisper White craft ink over the whole thing and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice EP. (It's hard to tell that the spots are there from the photo, but I was trying to make it look like snow!)

After that I took the scrap circle off and stamped the branches in Always Artichoke using repetition (I stamped a few times before re-inking the stamp so there are some lighter branches). Then to make the top of the ornament, I inked the top of a stamp that had an ornament (the "Noel" in Big on Christmas) with VersaMark, stamped it on the ornament (I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line it up), and embossed it with silver EP.

Finally, I sponged some Brocade Blue ink around the edge of the entire card, matted it on Brocade Blue CS and adhered the whole thing to the Always Artichoke card base.

I really like this card, but it would take a long time to make a stack of them, so this might end up just being a display board card for my workshops!


Amy said...

What a nice card...reminds me of cold winters and snow that I don't get to see anymore.

Corie said...

OH love this -- great job.

Heather P. said...

This is beautiful!