Sunday, October 16, 2011

Embossed Ornament Card

I decided to make a round card for something different this time. I'm not sure why I have never made one before. I really like the way they look. I am entering this card in three challenges:
  1. Crazy 4 Challenges 109 - Card for an upcoming holiday and heat embossing
  2. Our Creative Corner: Supply Challenge - Totally Transparent
  3. Cardmaker Magazine Forum Anything Goes Challenge - Deirdre's challenge was to make a matching envelope to go with your card

This is a super simple card. Everything is cut with Nestabilities (circle, scalloped circle and Label 4). I embossed the red circle with the swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, then went over the swirls with a Versamarker and embossed with gold. I added a small pearl to the end of each swirl. For the top I cut a scrap with one of my scalloped square nesties, then trimmed it to size, embossed with gold and added the three pearls. For the hanger I simply bent a piece of beading wire and glued it to the back.

For the card base I folded a piece of ivory cardstock in half and cut it with the largest scalloped circle nestie, leaving a small piece attached at the top. I decided after I put the three pieces next to each other than the ivory was too light. I thought gold would be a better color, but I didn't have any gold paper, so I colored the outside of the ivory piece with a gold Sharpie paint marker and added the pearls to each scallop.

I stamped the sentiment on black then embossed it with gold. I added the ribbon and poinsettia. The poinsettia is made from transparency and colored with alcohol inks. I added tiny gold marbles to the center. I originally intended the sentiment to be stamped on transparency as well, but was not happy with how that was looking. So I hope my little flower is enough to count for the OCC challenge.

I wanted to do something different for the envelope. Rather than using a plain square envelope, I made the envelope from a hexagon petal card template than I downloaded from Mirkwood Designs. I decorated the front with gold embossed holly leaves and attached a label. Since it's not likely I will mail this card, I just used a small label for the name. The bottom two pictures so the envelope open and closed. I would hold the envelope closed with some kind of embellishment.

This was a fun card. I'm not sure how often I will make my own envelopes, but it was a good exercise in creativity.

That's about it for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Judy, your card is just gorgeous! Love the embossing and ribbons and pearls... it's so elegant and rich! And your sweet transparency flower definitely couts! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Susan said...

Very pretty and very clever! Congrats on your two recent awards...super six and Stamping Sisters!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a gorgeous card ... I love these colours - so rich and warm and oh so Christmassy, gotta love that embossing too ... and your acetate flower is just stunning!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Holly Kean said...

What a wonderful shaped card. The embossing is beautiful and I love that you made your own envelope. What a special touch. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week on Our Creative Corner!

Anne Marie said...

What a gorgeous card with so many wonderful details! That little flower is very creative, too. Thanks for joining is at Our Creative Corner! :)