Friday, August 3, 2012

An Ornament Keepsake Card

I know what you're thinking... another hot day and another Christmas card, lol! It's HOT hot hot, here in Ottawa, with no end in sight, and I've got to stay cool somehow ;) I'm also soooo excited by the 2012 Holiday Mini that I can't help but show off all the fab items in it. Best of all, the Mini is now live so you can shop from it!

I've used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set on a previous card, but I had yet to use the coordinating Ornament Framelits. Not because I don't like them - I LOVE them! I just hadn't had the chance. Until today :) Best of all, SU! has bundled a bunch of the products in the Mini, so you can get both the stamp set and Framelits at a discounted price! WOOHOO!

And don't you love how the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP has the same intricate patterns as the Ornament Keepsakes stamps as well as the Lacy Brocade embossing folder?  Doesn't get much better than that with coordinating products. Admittedly, matchy-matchy can be a bit tacky, but SU! makes it work ;)

Tips & Tricks:

*As much as I love punches and how they coordinate with a lot of SU!'s images, Framelits are even better. I can cut out eight different images with the Ornament Framelits for only $32.95! Love. It.
*I'm still stunned by how fantastic the new Firm Foam Ink Pads are. I know, they're old news, but come on... how gorgeous and crisp is those lines are on the ornaments.
*Somehow 'christmas cheer' (from the Sweet Essentials set) and these vintage ornaments work really well together. :) No punch is big enough to fit the sentiment and I thought the banner looked good. I free-handed the banner with my Paper Snips.
*I absolutely love the Large Pearls but I have a hard time finding images big enough to for them. But this large ornament... perfect!

Hope the thoughts of Christmas cooled down those who are in the midst of this heat wave. 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes, Sweet Essentials
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ornament Framelits, Large Pearl, Basic Jewels - Pearls


Jen Sannes said...

Wowza! This is just gorgeous! I love those ornaments and the pearls are the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Jen said...

Wow! I love all the patterns and texture you've got going on here! This is a fabulous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Brum said...

Your card is beautiful Monica! I love the ornament set too! May have to CASE these beautiful red ones! My husband was in Smith Falls today and he said it was SUPER hot there too...we're in Pembroke at my mom's for a vacation and we nearly roasted!!

Jen Timko said...

Monica, this is stunning! Love, love the pearls on the ornaments! Glad to see you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Suarez said...

Wow, Monica, I love this! What a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Ann Schach said...

What a striking card with its Real Red ornaments against the texture! The pearls are the perfect touch! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks for the feedback ladies! :)