Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Peace

I've got 4 more Christmas cards to share today -  I used ornaments for one challenge and ribbons for another challenge that you will find linked to below.

I used Distress Ink dyed crinkle ribbons on each ornament and chose my colors based on the ribbon.  
I received the already-died ribbons from Funky Junkie Boutique, who always sends a little envelope of treats (die cuts, charms, buttons) tied with a ribbon, in every order!

This first card is the most CAS of the four.    I love the rustic look of the brown and green over the vintage cream card base.  I used a simple stitched edge die for the panel. The branch is die cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Holly Branch Die.
I brushed Clear Glitter Wink of Stella on the colored parts of all the ornaments as well.
Close up of the Wink of Stella Glitter
For my 2nd and 3rd cards, I used the Papertrey Ink's Mix and Mat Plaid Die for my panels layered onto a coordinated color panel.
close up of Wink of Stella

Close up of Wink of Stella
And for my 4th card I die cut the panel out of birchwood wrapping paper that I got from Pier One Imports last Christmas season.
Close up Wink of Stella
 (I just have to keep showing you because it's SO sparkly IRL!)
I'm linking my first CAS card to:
I'm linking my 4th  Birchbark card to:

Stamps:  Ornate Ornaments - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Vintage Cream, White, Spring Rain, Cocoa Bean, Raspberry Fizz - PTI, Color Core Coredinations,  Birch Wrapping Paper - Pier One Imports.
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Canyon Clay, Spring Rain - PTI
Accessories:  2011 Heirloom Ornament Dies - Nestabilities, Holly Branch die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil Inkers Design, Crinkle Ribbon - Idea-ology, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

18 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Four beauties, Julia! Especially love the birch bark paper and yummy ribbon! Pretty shimmer on the ornaments too!!

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you are having fun with this ornament challenge, Julia! I'm really enjoying those wonderful ornament stamps! It's a shame they are retired! (Or maybe not such a shame considering my wallet, LOL!) Love all that shimmer too! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Christmas!

Christine Alexander said...

Julia, what wonderful ornament set with that great branch. Love the all the glitter and sparkle :) thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

Loll said...

All the ornament cards are so pretty, Julia. Love the different colours and the different framing. How nice to receive the dyed crinkle ribbon with your orders ... they look fantastic on your cards! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

Judy1223 said...

Julia, I saw your card at Merry Minday and was pleasantly surprised to find a whole set here! These are all gorgeous! The different colors are so fun, each card so unique!

Pamellia Johnson said...

These are all so wonderful Julia. I love that you hung the ornament on a branch, creating a whole scene! I think my favourite is the woodgrain background, it has such a country Christmas feel to it, but they are all just amazing! sending hugs :)

Marcia HIll said...

All four of these cards are just beautiful Julia and am loving the matching ribbons on each ornament too! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Redanne said...

You really do make the most exquisite cards Julia, these are beautiful, especially the birch bark paper one - love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Susan said...

Lovely colour variations on your card design, Julia. Also like the different background treatments. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty ornament card collection, Julia! The color of each ornament is perfect for its background. A great use of the Pier One wrapping paper. The matching already-died ribbons are so cute too!. The Wink of Stella is sparkly and pretty in the close-up photos. Hideko xx

Susan Joyce said...

Wonderful cards Julia, love the rustic version you created for Merry Monday. Thanks for joining us this week.

Karen L K said...

Nice take on the Merry Monday challenge! I love these cards. I like all the variations of the mats and color combo's. I also like that the ornament is hanging from that branch.

Kelly Lunceford said...

I love each and every one of these! Those little bows are the perfect touch ans the ribbons you used are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Mac Mable said...

Wow what an amazing collection of fabulous Christmas Cards....Love the spread from the CAS style to the more mixed media look. Absolutely gorgeous x

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful set of cards Julia, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Jo Manna said...

Wowy, you really got to work. Loving all the alternatives, I especially like the country style of the first with that bow. Great work xx

Trina P. said...

A beautiful set of cards, Julia! Love the sparkles and that they are slightly different. Great colour choices too. You are sure on a roll with your stash of Christmas cards. Well done! Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Ornament challenge. xx

Mary Marsh said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Julia- and I am still swooning over the birch wood paper- it looks fabulous here as your backdrop