Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Holidays

Today I have a card to share with you that is totally NOT my normal style - and I mass produced this one to make 46 of them (that's how much of the base paper I had!!)  

Yesterday I was at my LSS and saw this Sizzix ornament die & embossing folder & really liked the idea of it.  I've been wanting to use some Tim Holtz distress ink on a project because I've noticed Ms Crafty Cath uses it & her cards are amazing so she has been encouraging me to purchase some (yes it was an easy push!!)

So I started with some red cs and ran it through the die; the nice thing is you can cut 4 sheets at a time & emboss 2 at a time.  Then I decided to make the topper for the ornament so I used a piece of kraft cs for that.  I then adhered it to the ornament and then used  Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo.  Now I must say I like the effect, but it is a little messy!!  I then decided to add the sentiment so I again ran strips of olive cs through the big shot on the ornament where I wanted it to sit (again I did 4 at a time) and then used the happy holidays sentiment from Stamping Bella and used some gold embossing powder to go with the aged effect.  I then used the distress ink on these strips & adhered them.  I didn't like the plain olive cs layer so I decided to emboss those with cuttlebugs swiss dots and again used the distress ink around the edges.  The base is SU's suede cs.

I t was a lot of fun to step outside my "box" here - I think this will be a perfect die for making gift tags too!!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!



Pauline said...

Wow! 46 of them - well thats a big chuck of your Christmas cards done I'm sure.
A perfect Holiday card Dana. Love your paper colours and the swiss dot background adds to the card but doesn't take away from the ornament- Great Job!

Karen Motz said...

That ornament is gorgeous and I love the touch of gold embossing. Way to go on getting 46 of these made!

Crafty Cath said...

Well outside of your box suits you girl 'cuz this is BEAUTIFUL! So glad you had fun playing with your new found distress inks. I LOVE the vintage aged feel they give to projects. I'm also a sucker for old style glass ornaments like this one and the simplicity of adding an elegant holiday greeting is refreshing!