Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Wonderful Christmas Ornament


Happy Thursday Peeps! 

Today I am sharing an ornament I made for an ornament swap I signed up for at my work.

I  thought of literally a dozen different things to make and I searched around on Pintrest and the internet to try and come up with the perfect ornament. I knew I wanted to use the paper that many of you know I am obsessed with. This paper is made by The Paper Studio and I bought it locally a couple of years back at my local Hobby Lobby. I have not checked this year to see if they still carry it.  I finally decided I would cover a clear ornament with my paper and then decorate it.




I cut strips of the 12 x 12 scrapbook paper 1 inch wide to start with. I then tore the strips into lengths that went a little over half way around the ornament.  I used some Mod Podge that I have had for years that already had glitter in it. This part of the process was a bit time consuming and a little frustrating. It was a challenge to get the paper to lay down around the round sphere. I started with a foam brush and applied the Mod Podge to the ornament and then laid the strip of paper down and brushed on more Mod Podge. I did end up using my fingers to smooth it down, it took a lot of smoothing to get the edges of the paper to lay flat. Honestly I was not sure how it would be after it dried, but I pushed on and covered the whole thing smoothing as much as I could as I went along. It looked fine after it dried. I then brushed on more Mod Podge and used some extra fine glitter I had and covered the ornament with the glitter, Shook it off and let it dry overnight.


Sometime in the night it came to me to make some Cherry Cobbler Poinsettias for the decoration on the ornament. My original idea when I started was to make some rolled flowers using the same paper as the bulb, but I have found some of my best ideas come to me when I step back and think about things a bit. thankfully this had to dry overnight or I might have not thought to make the poinsettias which I love, and that remind me of my sweet Mom!


Here is a closeup of the flowers:


I used my Spelbinders Layered Poinsettia Die to make my flowers..  I just used the two smallest flower dies to make these. I die cut three of each of the two small layers. I then used some Mossy Meadow card stock for the leaves. I die cut one layer using the flower die and then punched several more leaves using my Martha Stewart Fern Branch punch.
I picked up some gold ribbon in two sizes at JoAnns to use.
I made a large loopy bow and hot glued it to my ornament to start. I then hot glued the flowers down. I tucked the ferny leaves all around gluing as I went. I then used my Autumn Accents Die to cut out two leaves using some Champagne Glimmer Paper.


I then pulled out some gold strand beads I had in my stash and added three loops of them around the arrangement. I finished off the poinsettias with a large yellow rhinestone in the middle. I then took a grungy tag I had and stamped the sentiment which comes from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set with black ink and tucked it up under the edge of the flower arrangement. 
I put the ornament top back on the base, which is silver but who cares right? 
I looped some more gold ribbon through the ornament top and tied it off.
The only thing not on here that I wanted to add but could not get them to work anywhere is some jingle bells, I had some dark green ones out to use or some rusty ones but alas they were a no go!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vicki

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Ho




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I just got this fun set from My Favorite Things called Jingle All The Way. I knew I would be using it for this card, I love the little Santas in it.
I did keep my card fairly simple and clean.
The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler card stock and then a layer of white that I embossed with the star embossing folder.
I used a bit of DSP from the Under the Tree pack for my corner tilted panel.


I stamped the Santa onto some white with Memento Black ink and colored with my copic markers.
I added some stardust stickles to the Santa and on the stars. It is very glitteree in person.
The little sentiment is from the same set as the Santa and I finished it off with a few silver pearls in the corner.


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Karen Motz-off this week
Sarah-Jane Kale-off this week
Tracy Clemente-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Ho Ho Ho!!



Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I am always a bit intimidated by sketches with little small elements like the squares on this one.  I never really know what to do with them. I had no plan for this card at all until yesterday while at work the thought came to me to do the Santa suit with HO, HO, HO in the small squares.
I first started out with some white and real red but quickly switched to a more vintage color palette for my card. The white just looked to stark, I like the more vintage feel of this card.
I started with Crumb Cake and then a layer of Early Espresso and then another layer of Crumb Cake that I embossed with the Textured Script (non SU) embossing folder. I then sponged this with a distressing ink.

The Santa Suit is made with Cherry Cobbler card stock and I embossed that with Lucky Star EF. I matted this piece with more Early Espresso card stock. and mounted to my base piece with dimensionals.  


I then cut a piece to be the belt and added it across the lower portion. I used a punch and some Champagne Glimmer paper for the buckle.
I used the retired Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip to cut my Ho's! I added some circles for his buttons and layered one of the HO's with more glimmer paper.


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Jenny Peterson-off this week
Jackie Pedro-off this week
Tracy Clemente-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sweet Sunday......Mingle All the Way




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I took out my pack of Stampin Up All is Calm Specialty pack for this card. I love the colors in that pack. the base of the card is Lost Lagoon and then I used some Silver Foil paper for the next layer.
All of the DSP is from the same pack and I matted the layers with lost lagoon or the silver foil.


The sentiment is from the Mingle All The Way stamp set and is stamped onto whisper white card stock using lost lagoon ink. I made my snowflakes using the retired Northern Frost Sizzix strip die. I added some silver sticky back pearls, my supply of these are running dangerously low and I can no longer find them locally!!! 


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

 Dana White-off this week
Karen Motz-off this week
Tracy Clemente-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sweet Sunday......Give Thanks





Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I have not made very many fall cards this year even tho it is my favorite time of the year, and since Thanksgiving is this Thursday here in America, I took this opportunity to make a one.
I pulled out my Stampin Up Fall Fest stamp set along with the Hardwood Background and the For All things set and got busy!

I love a square card and was excited to use this sketch!
The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock and then a layer of Cajun Craze and the DSP comes from the Color Me Autumn paper pack.
The center layers are Cajun Craze and another piece of Crumb Cake that is stamped with Crumb Cake ink using the Hardwood BG stamp. I added the sentiment from the For All Things stamp set using Cajun Craze ink.


I used a piece of the 1-1/4" burlap ribbon across the bottom. I stamped three pumpkins from the Fall Fest stamp set using Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake ink. I cut them out with the matching dies and sponged the edges with Cajun Craze ink. I cut three small leaves that are from the Fun Fall Framelits and crumbled them up a bit. I added them to the pumpkins and then used some small buttons and twine to top them off.  I used a bit of crystal effects on the leaves to make them look a bit wet and then colored all over the pumpkins with my Wink of Stella pen to add a bit of a glow.

close up to show the shimmer:


I finished off with a few gold sequins.

Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:


Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Merry Monday.....Christmas Wishes


Happy Tuesday peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using this fabulous little stamp set i just got. It is made by JustRite stamps and I have had my eye on it for a long time! I just love it and finally went ahead and took the plunge and got it. It arrived in my mailbox yesterday and so I sit right down to play with it.

I saw the challenge this week at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, was to feature bells on your card. Perfect for my new stamp, the wreath has bells!!


I stamped the wreath image onto some white card stock and colored with my copic markers.
I then was a bit crazy and decided to cut this baby out. That was a bit challenging, especially the inside, but I got it done. I set it aside and made the base.


The base is white card stock then a layer of Cherry Cobbler. I then embossed another piece of white using the decorative dot embossing folder. I then added the wreath to my base using some dimensionals. the sentiment is from the same wreath set and is stamped using Cherry cobbler ink.  I die cut it out using a MFT die. I then added a strip of cherry cobbler card stock across the bottom and mounted the sentiment with dimensionals. 

I then used some crystal effects on the jingle bells and used my wink of stella brush to add some shimmer to the bow. 

A close-up of the bow to show the shimmer


So pretty IRL. 
I finished it up with a couple of red rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki






Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Happy Wonderful Christmas




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I turned the sketch on its side for my card this week.

I started with a base of white and then a layer of brushed gold. 
I then used the Petals a Plenty EF on white for my next layer.

I  then added three small strips of brushed gold. 

The next layer is more brushed gold and white, I added this layer to the base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Wondrous Wreath set, with cherry cobbler ink on the lower corner of the white card stock.


The wreath is from the Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath set. and I stamped with versamark onto brushed gold and then embossed with white. The next layer is embossed with gold and then the berries are embossed with cherry cobbler embossing powder. I cut the wreath out with the matching dies to theis set.  I added a small piece of cherry cobbler card stock behind my wreath and added it to the card with dimensionals.
The "JOY" is cut with gold foil paper and comes from the wreath set.  I laid the "joy" over the wreath and glued it in place.
I finished up with a couple of cherry cobbler little banners.

Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Karen Motz-taking the week off

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki