So here's my (better than store bought) card...
I learned the ornament fold on Amazing Paper Grace's blog post. I punched about 20 pieces from the Ornament Punch from Spice Cake DSP and folded it out only halfway to adhere it to the card, instead of going all the way around and making a full hangable ornament.
Note! The link for the tutorial is broken, here is the website page so you can copy and paste: http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/honeycomb-ornament-tutorial-2/
Here are the steps to make this card:
Card base is Early Espresso 11" x 4-1/4"
Whisper White 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4", run thru big Shot with Snowburst Embossing Folder, smeared with Pool Party ink on the debossed side of the folder. Then I sponged Frost White Shimmer Paint onto the embossed snowflakes.
Round corners on all three layers and adhere.
Punch 3 layers of CS with Scallop Border Punch in alternating Pool Party & Whisper White.
Adhere a strip of Dotted Scallop Chocolate Chip Ribbon over top and adhere with Dimensionals.
On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp Jolly Jingles Jumbo Roller in Pool Party. Now, I don't use the ink cartridges for most of my cards. I simply roll the wheel across the ink pad, brayer-style, and run it over the CS, then trim as I like. Sponge the edges with Pool Party, and mount onto Early Espresso CS.
Adhere sentiment under ribbon embellishment.
Next, create the ornament.
Dont forget the GLITTER! Apply silver Galaxy Glitter with Two-Way Glue.
Embellish with a strip of Rhinestones, and one large Rhinestone at the base of the ornament.
I also sponged the edges of the card base with Frost White Shimmer Paint.
Inside of the card, I punched an ornament from an extra scrap of the embossed snowflake paper.
These are the two awesome challenges I was inspired by to make this card...
I hope you'll give one a try this week! There's nothing more fun than creating something beautiful and sharing it with your friends.
Have a blessed & creative day! Erika. www.erikaclark.stampinup.net