This afternoon I decided to work on my 2015 ornament design. Each year I make a few ornaments from paper and use them on my tree and also give them out with a card as a little extra something from me to my sisters. I used dies from Memory Box to create my card and ornament. This first post will just feature the card design and I will do another post showing the ornament. The project for today involves using a positive and a negative of my die cuts.
The first steps was to make my light lavender and my purple panels and I used the Memory Box Cross Stitched Borders dies for those.
I cut out a ornament design from the lighter shade of purple and put that aside for future use.
I put pop dots to the lighter shade of card stock which by the way are shimmery ones I got from Crafter's Companions. I think that is why sometimes the purples take on a different shade. I added the pop dot panel then to the darker purple one and then placed it on a white card base.
Now see that nice open space. When I purchased the plain ornament die I also purchased a more ornate one as well. So I proceeded to cut some of those out as well.
Of course for this card I chose to use the gold insert. I added it to the panels I had placed on the card base. It fit right into that open area.
My next step was to make a simple gold ribbon bow and add that to the upper part of the ornament. I then added a sentiment which is from Gina K. Designs Winter Cheer set which I stamped in purple ink on white card stock. I fussy cut that sentiment and then added that to the card below.
But to me it was still very plain looking and so I finished the card by adding pearls to the ornament and to each corner.
Sleep eluded me last night for three hours and during that time I decided how I wanted to use those dies. This is not quite the traditional colors I had been using of late on my Christmas cards but I still think that they are very appropriate anyway.
Memory Box dies used are the following:
Cross Stitched Frame Border Dies Style No. 99124
Globe Ornament Style No. 98927
Portia Ornament Style No. 98920
I think I will enter this in the Scrapy Land Blog Challenge
Thanks for looking and my next post will feature how I assembled my ornament.