Wednesday, November 20, 2019

TCC124 Christmas Bauble

Hi Friends!

This beautiful photo of ornaments reminded me of the retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Bauble a la carte  stamp that was in the SU! catalog in 2014.

Since I am still trying to limit my spending and use the stamps that I already own, I paired this ornament stamp with the sentiment from the retired Bells & Boughs set (also SU!). 

I was inspired by the different shades of blue, teal and aqua as well as the patterns on the ornaments and silver accents to create a Classy and Elegant/ Mixed Media card.

I decided to use the Splitcoaststampers SC251 Sketch Challenge for the layout (FYI-their sketch challenges never expire and this one is from May 2010).  I have made it a personal goal to try eventually to do all their sketches (they have over 770+ right now and I have completed possibly a third so far, lol)! 

I am also linking to the Addicted to Stamps and More #368 Holiday Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #414-#415 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Retro Rubber BlogChallenge #124 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (diagonal- metallics, die cut /punch and twine- I used silver cord, hope that qualifies as twine :-))-Bells & Boughs is from 2010 and Christmas Bauble is from 2014. 

If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the Christmas ornament image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Use water-based markers and distress oxide inks to watercolor the ornament, layering color as needed.  Once the colors are to your satisfaction, apply Frost White Shimmer Paint over several areas on the ornament area and Platinum on the silver areas.

Fussy cut the ornament and add dimensional foam (or chipboard) behind the image, set aside.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of Island Indigo cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock.

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiment with Versamark™ ink, apply silver embossing powder, heat set with a heat tool.  Die cut with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto Island Indigo cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Die cut the designer papers with stitched square dies, mount onto Island Indigo cardstock, trimming close to the edge.

Mount the designer paper layers onto the card front per the sketch (I split the Pool Party layer in half), then mount the sentiment layer with dimensional foam (or chipboard). 

Add the ornament with dimensional foam, looping the silver cord in the top and wrapping the ends of the silver cord behind the panel.

Mount the entire panel onto the front of a white card base.

Punch the leaves from silver foil using a leaf punch, adhere behind the ornament.

To finish off the card, use an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the ornament and a few rhinestones to the corners.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Bauble, Bells & Boughs  (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Tim Holtz™ Distress Oxide- Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn; Stampin’ Write Markers- Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo; Frost White and Platinum Shimmer Paint, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Silver Foil; retired Winter Frost designer series paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, Dies- My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1,  Stitched Square STAX; Embossing Buddy®, Clear and Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Cord, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to stop !by  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Ornate Ornaments}  photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, December 2nd at noon, EST.


Esther Asbury said...

WOW! I love all the layers on your beautiful Christmas card, Julie! Those stripes are perfect, and what a fun ornament! So happy to be joining The Card Concept team -- thanks so much for asking me!

Jan Clothier said...

What a beauty! I love the layering of the papers - you've done it in such a way as they accentuate, rather than detract from, the pretty bauble. What a challenge - to do all the SC sketches - do they keep adding more? Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. It's always a pleasure to see what you create.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is precious, Julie. Great take on the sketch, and in combining all the challenges to come up with this one FAB card. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I'm always SO very grateful to have you play along and share your art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Karen Letchworth

Nora Noll said...

This is lovely. I adore the layering on this card!! Gorgeous design.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Stunning! Amazing layering and gorgeous ornament.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at ATSM!

Claire Grantham said...

WOW!!! Julie, this is amazing, love all the wonderful layers and that Ornament is absolutely stunning. Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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