Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ornament Card

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a great afternoon. My hubby had to travel out of town so I worked on a few cards and I wanted to share one I made with the Gina K. Design Holly Jolly stamp and die combo set.


This is a two step set and was made to go with some foiling supplies but I chose to use it simply as a stamp and die set. Now I am not all that great making two step designs and I was a bit off  kilter with this one too. But I took some markers and filled in the white gaps and therefore it is not so noticeable. All the stamps used are from that stamp set but I only chose to die cut the ornament. Originally I had planned a much bigger panel but just at the last minute I messed up a perfect design with an ink blotch which would not erase with the Tombo sand eraser. So I did the next logical step and cut the panel down. I layered it onto some Slate card stock and then to the Blue Raspberry card base. I also added a panel of white inside the card. The last items added were the gems to the ornament.

Oh, and I tried to get the illusion of the light bulbs shining by doing just a smidge of sponging with the same color of ink. One has to do this very lightly so I was glad with the new sponging brushes I recently got that it worked so well. I also added a little white gel pen on the bulbs to make them have some highlights.

Well, time to get back to reality and do the dirty dishes. I best have them all done before the hubby gets home or he will know I was goofing off all day. LOL Thanks for visiting and have a great evening.

God bless,
Verna

13 comments:

Diana said...

Love the card and what you did with the lights! What brushes did you use? I really like the look. Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Patti said...

What a sweet and happy card! I can almost feel the warmth of those bulbs!

I hope you are back on your feet and feeling 100%

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Donna Ellis said...

Hope you are feeling better, Verna! Your Christmas card is so colorful and festive! Wonderful colors around your lights! It won’t be long before we’re decorating our homes! Hugs, de

Barbara said...

You find good things under the Christmas tree. Love the glow of the lights.

Brenda in IN said...

Great way to save the card and the lights do have a glow to them. I love that ornament too. And for the record, a day of goofing off never hurt anyone!

Leslie Miller said...

Whatever your trials, the end result looks like perfection to me! You did achieve a very nice, soft glow around the lights. I really like the effect. Cute sentiment, too. It's nice to have a goof off day now and then.

Kathy Krug said...

Oh how I hate those last minute mistakes. Glad you could cut it off and the panel behind looks like you always meant it to be there. Wonderful job, Verna.I love how the lights are woven through the pine branches.

Carol L said...

I'm loving how you strung the lights through the pines, what a fantastic look! Pretty ornament too and a fantastic Christmas card as well!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your blue lights those turned out great

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Verna. The row of glowing lights are lovely and the bauble is beautiful too. xx

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Verna! Love how you created a glow for the bulbs!

Dandi93 said...

It all worked out in the end Verna, love the larger blue frame... Pretty Christmas card

Lisa said...

There is so much I love about this one, but those lights! Love how you made them glow! Quite awesome!

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