Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gunmetal Berries Ornament

Howdy!  I bet you're wondering about the "gunmetal" in my title.  LOL  That comes from the name of the pearls that I used on this card - Gun Metal Pearls from Want2Scrap.  I decided to do something different and used these dark silver Gun Metal pearls for the berries on top of the ornament on my card.  I love how they contrast with all the burgundy and beige on this card.

Here are the supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such that I used for my card:

Gun Metal Pearls (Want2Scrap)
Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories)
Twig Wreath die (Impression Obsession)
2011 Heirloom Ornament die (Spellbinders) - sold out
Noel Christmas Ornaments stamp set (JustRite)
Joy Foam pads (small)

Please note that the ornament die is sold out right now. But if you contact the owner of Classy Cards 'n Such (Beverly) and let her know that you want to order one (or more), she will set up a special pre-order page for you so you can still get this.  This applies to both the 2010 Heirloom Ornament die set as well as the 2011 Heirloom Ornament die set.  I have all three of these (2010, 2011, and 2012) and I have been using them on most of my Christmas cards so far.  :-)  Love em!!

I started with a vanilla card base and added a layer of black cardstock.  The burgundy with circles paper from the Handmade Holiday pad was layered on to the black cardstock.  I added a strip of black cardstock and then a smaller strip of the beige polka dot paper (also from the Handmade Holiday pad).  Next, I stamped the ornament with some burgundy ink and then colored in parts of it with Copic markers.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink directly in the middle of the ornament, and then I used the corresponding die from the 2011 Heirloom die set to cut the ornament out.

The pine branch at the top of my ornament was created by running the Twig Wreath die through my machine with some dark green cardstock.  I did this four times so I could have two sprigs of pine on either side of the ornament.  The pine branch is one of the smaller dies inside the wreath die.  I didn't use any of the other parts of the die - just the little pine branch.  I adhered the ornament with some Joy foam pads, affixed the pine branches at the top, and added three of the gun metal pearls to the center.

There are tons of wonderful dies, pearls/rhinestones, stamps, and 6x6 paper pads in the Classy Cards 'n Such store.  Save 10% off your order by using this code, Holly-10, when you check out.  Time for me to get back to making some more Christmas cards to share with y'all!  Have a great day!

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