Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Time Memories

I used more of my new Unity stamps to make this card for the Embellish Holidays Color Challenge. This card features a couple of ornaments and a sentiment from Embellished Season. I love the big ornaments in this set!

I used one of the larger swirly ones to create a beautiful pink background. Then I embroidered along the stem of the featured ornament with some green twine and added sparkles to the leaves. I replaced the hanger with wire and attached some brown twine to hang the ornament. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment directly on the card base and popped the word shine that was stamped in red.

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity Embellished Season; SU Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler & Wild Wasabi inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Lewiscraft 24-gauge stainless steel wire; The Twinery baker's twine in Cappuccino & Peapod; PSX Diamond Sparkles; Stampin' Dimensionals

18 comments:

~amy~ said...

I simply a-dore the ornament look this year....gorgeous card!

mustavcoffee said...

Love your beautiful ornament background, the colours are not the easiest but you've made them shine. All in all a brilliant card, love it:0) xx

Yvonne Russell said...

What a wonderful sentiment. I love the background and the ornament... wonderful.

Lynn said...

Beautiful!

Monique said...

Love this color combo, cute ornament and how you popped out the word shine.. Fab card :)

Angela said...

Pretty color combo! That ornament is very cute, as is the twine (I scored a couple spools during the sale, btw -- hooray!)

Pamela said...

This is beautiful!!! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous as always!!!!!

Karen B. said...

Love the little bit of twine on your card, a perfect accent!

Lindsey said...

I really like how you used the ornament as a flourishy bg, Emily! This is a great card with all the classic Em touches. And I like your new watermark! :)

Meg said...

Beautiful! I love how your worked the pink in with that wonderful background swirl..and of course the ornament itself looks fantastic! Good luck! :)

Lisa said...

Love the background you created - great card!

Sunghee said...

ooo~~~ beautiful~! love how the green stands out. And the embroidering is a great idea, too.

Cristina said...

Another beauty, Emily. You can do no wrong!

Vicky Hayes said...

I like the way the shape of your ornament is echoed in the background.

Alice Wertz said...

such a pretty background! love all the little details. gorgeous card!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh Ms Emily ~~ as always you made such a beautiful creation. I in awe as always! Thanks for joining Embellish. We love having you!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Such a pretty card! I love the embroidered twine along the stem ;) Thanks for playing along with us!