Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Christmas ornaments and card

Hi, Janja here!

Decorating the Christmas tree is for me one of the most beautiful parts of Christmas. Creating homemade ornaments is nice socializing for the whole family.

For the card and ornaments we need:
- white scalloped card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- brown cardstock: 4.8 x 4.8" (12,2 x 12,2 cm)
- patterned paper: 4.5 x 4.5" (11,5 x 11,5 cm)
- gold and green cardstock
- tape with cork
- ivory embossing powder and embossing pad
- golden string

First paste the tape with cork on a cardstock. Such fortified tape is very easy to cut with dies. Use the smallest dies from the nested ornaments: ball and star. From the golden cardstock cut the tops for hanging ornaments.

Stamp chosen pattern on the ornaments and treat it with hot embossing technique. First I used golden embossing powder, but I was not pleased with the color contrast, so I used an ivory powder.

Cut a few spruce stems from green cardstock.

Use the tape with cork also for branches, that are cut out with the die holiday mason jar. With this die also cut out a bow in gold.

Now we have everything ready and we can start assembling the card.

Attach both ornaments on the patterned paper, and on the upper part start adding spruce stems and branches. Pay attention to cover the both ends of the golden string.

Fasten patterned paper on to a brown cardstock and mat them together on front of the card. Add the golden bow and some golden dots, which remain us in cutting tops for hanging ornaments.

Use the same technique for Christmas ornaments.
We need two cutouts for each ornament, which are glued together. Add the golden tops of Christmas ornaments (2 on each ornament) and insert a golden string.

Ornaments are light, pleasant to the touch and really easy to make. 

I would like to remind you on our challenge #6 - holiday
You still have time to share your projects with us. 

Enjoy and have fun while creating. 


Unknown said...

I love your beautiful card using cork. Where can I get this cork tape?

Unknown said...

I love your beautiful card using cork. Where can I get this cork tape?

Anita Kejriwal said...

Loved the way you have used cork. So creative.

creative lady said...

So creative, love the white embossing on the cork.

Linda S. said...

A beautiful card and individual ornaments. Thanks for sharing how you made them. I was wondering on the individual ornaments if a "To and From" could be stamped on the back, and thus used for gift tags? Of course you would have to find a product that would write on the cork surface, or maybe you could stamp individual names using single letter stamps? Just a thought.

Mary Marsh said...

wow Janja-love your project for today-using cork for the ornaments is a creative idea-fabulous work

Janja said...

Thank you ladies.

Anca, trak s pluto ima Rayher.

Vladuška said...

This is so beautiful and perfectly done.