Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Quick Card: Faux "Etched" Ornament

Here is a 5 minute card I peeked at our release using Gina K's new Warm and Cozy Christmas. I die cut an ornament from Real Red CS using a Classic Circle Nestabilitie and then stamped my image with White Craft. I used the white pencil technique (I used a Koh-i-Noor instead of Prismacolor, and I had to put mine on red!) to shade just the left underside of each part of the image, and then sponged white craft around the edge to give the ball a bit of a frost and some depth. The ornament hanger is made with the SU! Round tab Punch and Threading Water punch in Brushed Silver CS, and a little loop of Gold Pure Luxury Cording and Pure Luxury Ribbon (love how the gold edge on the ribbon is a perfect match to the cord). "Merry" is stamped in Real Red inside the loop to highlight my greeting.

Very simple to make a bunch of when you're getting ready for the holidays!
Have a great day! :)

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous samples Melanie!!!

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  2. This is absolutely adorable.

    smallcity

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  3. Simple gorgeous! I would have never though of using the round tab and threading water to make the ornament hanger-very clever.

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  4. What an awesome idea!! Gorgeous!!

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  5. what a clever idea for an ornament - I need to try that tecnhnique, it's really cool

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  6. AMAZING! i love this.
    pure genius!

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  7. YES!! This is just darling!!! I love this etched look and can't wait to try it!!

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  8. This is fantastic! Love how 3 dimensional this looks.

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  9. How clever...I love how you made the ornament and hanger as well as the technique you used...love it!

    Charmaine

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  10. Absolutely adorable! Love the etched technique! :O)

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  11. This is so awesome, Melanie!! You always come up with the best ideas, girl!!

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  12. I LOVE this ornament!!

    I may have to use this idea for a class at Gina's store - it's so perfect!! TFS.

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