Hello, Crafty Friends! It’s already mid-September, so that means I need to kick it into high gear on my holiday cards. Today, I am sharing two cards that I made with the Birch Press Christmas Ornament and Labels stamp/die set

I started with two panels of Bristol smooth card stock. I stamped the main image onto both panels with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Once the panels were ready, I got to work on the first card. I started by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink in the middle of the ornament, and then I blended Fossilized Amber towards the outer edge of the ornament. From that outer edge, I then blended Twisted Citron into Mowed Lawn around the edges of the panel. Once I was happy with the blend, I used the matching die to cut out the ornament from the panel. I also heat embossed the ornament topper using the Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and then blended the same ink over it. 

I blended my second panel the same way as the first, but this time I used Distress Oxide inks in the following colors: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, and Festive Berries. I heat embossed the ornament topper with the Broken China and then blended some of the Tumbled Glass over that. Again, I cut the ornament image out of the panel using the matching die. I also used that die to cut eight ornaments out of thick white card stock. I glued each of my panels onto white top-folding A2 card bases, and then I glued four of the white ornaments onto each panel where I had cut out the ink-blended ornaments. This created dimension for me to then glue those ink-blended ornaments on top. I did flip the orientation of the stamped panel so that the ornament was toward the top on one card and toward the bottom on the other card.

I glued the corresponding ornament toppers onto each of the ornaments and then added metallic gold string to the yellow ornament and white ribbon to the blue ornament. I stamped out my sentiments using Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and Festive Berries Distress Oxide and then heat embossed those with clear embossing powder. I cut the sentiments out with the matching die and then glued them on top of the ornaments

To finish my card, I added some yellow jewels to the yellow ornament and some white pearl embellishments to the blue ornament. That’s it for my cards today. As always, I appreciate you joining me. Leave a comment below to let me know which color combination you like best! I think I’m leaning towards the red and blue one.

Wishing you all a crafty day!

Allison

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