Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Blue Ornaments

Hi and welcome to Merry Monday!  Today, our challenge hostess is Wendy and she is asking us to use blue and silver/gray ornaments on our cards.

Isn't that a gorgeous graphic?  For my card, I went with my new, favorite blue - Audrey Blue from Simon Says Stamp.

I embossed this gorgeous stamp from an Australian company called Stamp-it onto Audrey Blue using Versamark then embossed with Pewter embossing powder.  I cut out each ornament and sponged a bit of Audrey Blue around the edges to give it depth.  I then tied a wee bow from some silver and white bakers twine.  

The tag was cut and stamped with a stamp from Mama Elephant.  I chose this sentiment because (a) it fit on the tag; and (b) the swirly font looked a bit like the swirls on the ornament, but mainly because it fit on the tag :)

The Audrey Blue strip on the card base was cut with a scalloped die before being glued onto the card base then run through with the stitched rectangle mats die.  I love that thing and find myself wanting to use it for every card!  It adds so much interest for no more layers.

Thanks for visiting.  Have you checked out the beauties created by the rest of the Design Team - just gorgeous!

Products used:

Stamps:  Decorative Bauble (Stamp-it), Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Versamark, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Accessories:  Tags a lot (Mama Elephant), Stitched Rectangles Mats (Lil Inkers), Pewter EP, SilverWhite Bakers Twine (SU), Large Scallop Die (SU)



Angie said...

A stunning card, Karren! I hope to play in the challenge later this week as there is a lot of wonderful inspiration from the design team!

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Katie Melhus said...

So crisp, clean and pretty! Wonderful card, Karren!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oooh! Love this blue! So pretty!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful shade of blue and so perfect with the pewter! The sentiment is perfect, both fit and font! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Christine Blain said...

LOVE the dies you've used, and the crisp, clean look of your gorgeous card, Karren.

Hannelie said...

This is so beautifully festive ! Love everything about it!

Wendy said...

So VERY gorgeous, Karren! I just love that color blue and your wonderful ornaments! The embossing on the ornaments really make them pop! Love this card! :)

Jen said...

LOL! I think that's an excellent reason to pick that sentiment! Sounds like something I'd do! That Audrey Blue color is gorgeous (yet another thing goes on my shopping list) and the pewter embossing makes the ornaments look so elegant!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

You've outdone yourself! This is stunning!!

Deanne :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karren, your ornaments are stunning.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I always enjoy your work, Karren, and this is no exception! Love the ornaments on the tag - great design!