Thursday, October 22, 2015

Shiny Christmas Ornaments


This is another card order. 
I had printed and embossed the sentiment twice when I made the first card.

The ornaments are some that I had printed out years ago and I found them when I was tidying up recently.  I painted them with Inka Gold metallic pastes, which when used with a wet paintbrush, paint in small areas beautifully!
I had no red Inka Gold, so used a red ball point pen and went over it with WoS.
The ornaments were fussy cut and 'hung' with silver cord.

They were mounted with foam tape over a panel that some weeks previously I had tried the faux metallic technique on.  I had no perfect pearls, so tried a product I have had for years called micro pearls, but they did not give the same lustre, and I ended up putting it into my "promise box".

The feature panel was mounted over an embossed panel, both panels were cut with a Memory box stitched rectangle die, and the vellum sentiment folded over the base of that.  Some punch waste went the length the red card base under all the other layers for a final shiny detail.

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(Memory Box Stitched Rectangles used)

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  1. Hi Maxine...How sweet you are already making Christmas cards...I only made one this week to showcase the die that I got from Simon Says. Otherwise, I am one of those that does last minute cards...LOL Love the vellum, embossing and the foil you included. Great job, my friend! Another thing, I also want to thank you for the wonderful comment you left my Blog on my newly posted creation a few minutes ago. You never fail to encourage and I am grateful for the friendship you extend as an sister in the Lord! I pray for the Lord's favor to overflow in your life and that yo continue to be the light that shines His light in the midst of darkness. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  2. Lovely and so elegant at once..super x-mas card Maxine!
    Happy day!

  3. Such a sweet card Maxine - those images are adorable. I love allvof the shimmer and embossing - well done! {{{hugs}}}

  4. Fabulous creation, these colours are great as is the whole design.xx
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  5. Maxine, the card is very retro and the sentiment embossed on jagged vellum is my favorite part. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 206th AG challenge! Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  6. Hi Maxine! Great minds think alike. I worked on a similar project this weekend and will share in November. Your painting is so beautiful and background amazing! Great card!

  7. Sparkly, shiny, and SO PRETTY! Love the design on this and all that gold. You do prettier gold embossing than anyone. Love it!

  8. Great card design, thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

  9. Beautiful Christmas card Maxine, love the pretty background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  10. Very pretty and so creative. You always have such wonderful techniques on your cards.

  11. This is beautiful! I love all the details. Thank you for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage. Hugs, Cindy

  12. This is so much fun!! I love all the gold accents! Such pretty ornaments! The gold embossing on vellum looks amazing! Great card!

  13. This is lovely, Maxine. It's a little bitter sweet for me to see. Miss my dear sister so much, and can't believe it's already been a year since she went to be with the Lord. Enjoy yours! Blessings to you for sharing your talents with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. The baubles are so different! Cute card. Thank you for playing along at Creative Craft Cottage CHallenge. Hope you will joi us again :) Mary DT x

  15. How sweet this is - and very beautiful! Your sister will love it!, Maxine I especially like the vellum sentiment. Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  16. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



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  17. I love the way you have added the gold to your ornaments, and that little dove is so cute. Another lovely card Maxine. Kate x

  18. Really pretty and artsy and I like how it is personalized too.

  19. Gorgeous and colorful ornaments Maxine! :)
    Suchi xx

  20. Lovely with all the ornaments and so colorful. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  21. Beautiful card, i'm sure she'll love it! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

  22. Gorgeous Christmas card! Those ornaments are so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #28!

  23. Beautifully designed and made.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage,

    Helen x


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