Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Belli Challenge #106 - Christmas Embellishments



Today's Belli Challenge is to create a card or project with your Christmas embellishments. Don't we all have ribbons, buttons, chipboard, glitter, and designer papers that we bought for making our Christmas cards? Pull them out and use them up!

I bought this Penny Black pine branch stamp last year and never got around to inking it up. So this year I was determined to get this stamp inky, and I ordered some Christmas Ornaments #02 - Mini from Creative Cuts and More. I ordered these mini ornaments cut from tacky tape, which meant that these ornament die cuts will be sticky on both sides.

I peeled the wax paper off just one side of each ornament and poured some Martha Stewart glitter on them. After I stamped my pine branch, sentiment, and sponged the edges, I peeled the wax paper from the back of each ornament and stuck them down on the cardstock. Quick and easy! :-)

The layers needed a little extra distressing, so I used the Torn Frames technique from Technique Junkies on the white and brown layers. I love the contrast of this rustic, tattered feel with the elegant, glittery ornaments.

Come play along with us at the Belli Challenge blog. Check out what the other Belli Girls have created and leave them some love. By the way, when you enter in your order at Creative Cuts and More, use coupon code CC&M10Holly to save 10% off your order.


Die Cuts from Creative Cuts and More: Christmas Ornaments #02 - Mini cut from tacky tape
Stamps: pine branch from Penny Black, sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU), Meadow (Adirondack)
CS: White, Brown
Other: Martha Stewart glitter, sponge

14 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Holly...I love the shabby chic look you have created with those fabulous glittery ornaments and your distressed edges....beautifully done!!!

Anna said...

Gorgeous card, I love it! I love the way you used the torn frames technique here, I'm definitely going to try that soon!

jdmommy said...

What gorgeous sparkly ornaments!! I love all the open space and the layers you distressed Holly! A beautiful card, GF!!

Robin Parker said...

What a cool idea about the tacky tape on the ornaments to add glitter. Love the whole look of the tree. Great job!

Karen W said...

I love anything with glitter, wonderful card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! I just love your sparkly ornaments!! Great idea to use tacky tape. Gorgeous take on today's Belli challenge.

Creative Inspirations said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, the edgitng is wonderful as beautiful ornaments.

Michele said...

you got this just right! it has pizzazz and simplicity atthe same time. beautiful! xo

Maria Matter said...

ack! I LOVE this Holly! Gorgeous!!!
the distressing and sparkle are just fabulous together!! great use of techniques here, Wow!!!
hugs & blessings!

maryr917 said...

very pretty-love the sparkly on the ornaments-and thansk for the heads-up on where you got them-I love using die cuts

joy said...

Oh how I love the glittery ornaments!

Chrissy D said...

Sooo very pretty!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous - love the glittery ornaments!