Monday, November 26, 2012

Clean, Simple, Merry, and Bright Stripes!

Pin It Now! Hi crafty friends!  Did you do any Black Friday shopping?  I swore I wouldn't, but I did a bit.  Just for fun stuff.  It's a family tradition :)

Today I'm sharing a brainstorm of a combination of cards I love on Pinterest with this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge is an inspiration photo of colorful, glittered ornaments.  I love the bright colors, and decided to highlight just one pretty ornament on each of two cards...
 I was inspired by the glitter, the bright colors, and particularly the stripes on the two largest ornaments.  I also loved this card I pinned to my Card Love board on Pinterest.
My first card was done with the round ornaments Framelit.  I wanted to duplicate the glittery look and keep it neat, so I headed down to the basement for a little happy messmaking!  I applied spray adhesive to one side of Window Sheet, sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it, and flicked off the excess.  While that dried, I cut several 3/4" strips of DSP from Festival of Prints, and one strip of So Saffron from the Subtles paper pack.  I lined them up and adhered them across a piece of paper.  Cut a scrap of red Glimmer paper.  I taped the glittered Window Sheet (glitter side down!) behind the ornament die cut, then lined up the strips of DSP and taped them as well.  Tied the ribbon around the popped up card front.  The letters are cut from my dusty Cricut still comes in handy sometimes!  I used Shimmery White CS, and it adds a beautiful sheen to this simple card.
 Here's a close up of the glittered window sheet ornament.  The letters are cut twice, once as a shadow.
The Joy card was done much the same, but no glitter window. I wasn't sure I liked the shiny, so I left the strips alone, but added Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds just around the edge of the ornament once the card was assembled.
 Super simple, and flat enough to mail!
Inside, from More Merry Messages...

So are you inspired to make a project featuring beautiful, colorful ornaments?  Head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and show what you got!