Friday, November 8, 2013

Season's Greetings & Joy Cards

Yogi here today with some easy Christmas Ornament cards...

The balls were made first by stamping a background stamp (Penny Black "Crystal Patterns") using Distress "Dusty Concord" all over the stamp, misting the stamp with water and stamping on to a piece of white cardstock, leaving the stamp in place to activate the moisture with the ink. Stamp removed and cardstock set aside to dry. Rubbed a Versamark pad all over and sponged Pan Pastels Metallics gold (hard to see in the pic but it adds a nice color layer), die cut the balls in 3 sizes using a Spellbinders circle die set.

Cut a rectangle strip, inked with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold, then cut off pieces for the hangers. Adhered the balls in place without gluing the hanger sections. That way I was able to glue the strings and hide the ends under the hangers.

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h) and adhered a piece of Ruche white cardstock, leaving about  1/4" border all around.

Electronically cut the word "Joy" from white cardstock, inked with the toffee while still on the mat, removed it from the mat and embossed with the "Queen's Gold". Adhered to card.

Final touch on the the 1st card was to add dots of Viva Silver Glitter Pen.

On the 2nd card, embossed the center portion of the card front using a diffuser and a Craft Concepts "Merry Christmas" embossing folder. Lightly sponged some Distress red using a dirty sponge.

The balls made the same way as above using "Festive Berry", and silver embossing powder for the hangers.

The word joy was embossed with Stamp n Bond, and Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter applied (some Ruby Red & Star Dust). The word was layered on to a shadow e-cut sponged with Distress Black Soot.

Final touch used a Quickie glue pen and more Ritz silver glitter for the dots.

Both cards have stamping on the inside of the card. I used an ornament border stamp (Lili of the Valley "Christmas Baubles") using the toffee and embossing with the gold (1st card) or the silver (2nd card).

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine "Black Onyx"

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy.


  1. Amazing! Wow what a technique and what a result! They are gorgeous! TFS!

  2. You guys have to quit messin' with my scheduled work in order to try out something new! AND there's another color of versa fine I don't have! So much for saving a little $$$. Love these, thanks, Yogi!

  3. Very cute cards Yogi... what a great idea :)


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