Merry Monday #37
Freshly Made #59

Elegant Ornaments

Hi there

The 'Ornament Keepsakes' stamp set was one of my must-haves from the current Holiday Mini Catalogue.  Having said that, I have neglected to use them, so I am now remedying that with some simple to reproduce cards using this lovely set.

I have gone for an elegant monochromatic colour scheme using the jewel colours from the In Colour range.  The first examples I have here use Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple in combination with textured white and silver glimmer paper. I love the Bazzill textured white for the base card as it is sturdier as well as elegant.

Although it isn't apparent in the photo, I have also added sparkle to the embossed panels with some homemade  champagne shimmer mist.  They look really lovely at night. I love this ornament stamp for its detail and elegance.

The second version uses another of the larger ornaments, without the silver glimmer mat this time. I had added an extra embellishment in the centre and used rhinestones instead of pearls.  The lovely sentiment is from the 'More Merry Messages' stamp set and has been clear embossed.

I also wanted to use the red glimmer paper and I have teamed it with Baja Breeze for a slightly different look. I think these colours are great together for a more contemporary Christmas combination.  I have clear embossed the ornament as well on this one. The seam binding ribbon was a little too wide, so I have used a strip of striped DSP instead. This is a good option if you don't have a matching ribbon.

The details for all three options are combined below.

Project Details
Stamps Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Card stock & Papers Bazzill White,Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Baja Breeze, Subtles Pattern Stack, Red & Silver Glimmer paper
 Ink Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Red Red
Accessories Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Narrow silver cord (not SU), White Bakers Twine, Silver craft wire (not SU), Midnight Muse & Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon, Vintage Faceted buttons
Tools     Holiday Ornament Framelits,Lacy Brocade Embossing folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Big Shot, Dimensional, Modern Label punch, Owl Builder punch (heart), Small Crystal punch (not SU), Clear embossing powder, Heat gun

 Thanks for stopping by.


Sue Madex

Judy these are just so beautiful = love all 3 variations. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Narelle Farrugia

Stun-ning Judy! Love the elegance of these monochromatic beauties!

Kerry S

Judy, these are gorgeous. I love them all but the Baja Breeze is my favourite. The tri coloured scallops are stunning and the textured cardstock adds that quality look.

Christine Blain

Wow, Judy - these are STUNNING!! I love, love, LOVE them. Might just have to CASE them if you don't mind; they're fabulous. I agree, the Ornament Keepsakes bundle is a "must have" - a stand-out product for this Christmas.

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