Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Simple Elegance

Good morning, and welcome to The Scrapping Cottage Blog!  I hope you're enjoying a beautiful day wherever you are.  Lorie here today with a simple and elegant Christmas card to share with you.  Have you seen the beautiful Cottage Cutz dies that have been released for Christmas?  Oh my goodness, are they EVER fabulous!!!!  Now, I am a big fan of coloring, and using many different mediums for coloring, from watercolor, to Copic markers, to paint, but once in a while, I like to create a card that is quick and easy, but looks like I spent a lot of time on it.  Simple elegance is how I like to describe those creations.  Here's what I came up with using the Snowflake Ornament Cottage Cutz die, and I've included a little picture tutorial so that you can see how I put it together.  These little honeycomb type cards are so much fun, and the three dimensional effect is so showy.

 To begin this project, you will need to cut 5 of the ornaments in your choice of card stock.  I used a metallic silver.  Place the cut ornaments on a scoreboard, and score right down the center.  As you can see, scoring at one inch worked perfectly.
 Once you've scored and folded all the pieces in half, the you can start gluing them together.  Start by placing adhesive on the left under side of the first ornament, and gluing that to the right under side of the second ornament.  Keep going until all 5 pieces have been glued.  You should have the left under side of the first piece, and the right under side of the last piece free from adhesive.  You will add adhesive to those when you're ready to put the ornament on your card.
 Once the ornament has been secured and is dry, you can add some sparkle.  I used a 2-way glue pen and some Martha Stewart white gold glitter.  Kinda messy, but that's the way I roll!  ;-)
 The finished 3-D ornament.  Gorgeous!!  I did take a Zig Painty pen and color the top with a bit of gold.
Apply adhesive of your choice to the back side of the ornament and secure to card front.
VOILA!!!  One completed very simple and elegant card!!  Wouldn't these make wonderful ornaments for a mini tree?  You'd need to add a couple more cut ornaments to allow them to come full circle when you glue them all together, but that would work great.

Have a blessed and beautiful day!


VICTORIA said...

beautiful I love it and I love simple. Your card is very elegant looking. Super job on it. :)

Barbara said...

What a neat idea! These would look great as ornaments on a tree.

CreatedbyKay (Kay Norman) said...

What a pretty card and great idea too!