Saturday, 20 October 2012

Melon Christmas

This week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches is a classic sketch which can be used over and over.  I paired that challenge with the challenge at Friday Mashup, which is to:

Make a project with a "Christmas Ornament".
Or Make a project with some "Sparkle".
Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Christmas Project with some Sparkle".

I think this is the first time I have ever voluntarily used Melon Mambo!  Apart from Old Olive, I'm just not a Brights kinda gal.

I took inspiration from my friend Vicki who made some fantastic ornaments using Melon Mambo.  I used Vicki's great idea of stamping the ornament on top of the piercing mat to get better ink coverage.  I created a 3-D ornament and tied it with silver cord.  I then pierced around the top of the ornament using the Festive Paper Piercing Pack.  The sentiment is silver embossed and the ribbon is retired. 

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes; More Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Whisper White; Brights DSP
Ink:  Melon Mambo; Versamark
Accessories:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits; Festive Paper Piercing Pack; Melon Mambo ribbon; silver cord; silver EP



Jen said...

After seeing this gorgeous creation you've made me a believer that Melon Mambo is perfect for Christmas! I love this! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

Very pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

LeAnne said...

I love your 3D card...perfect CAS and so, so pretty! So glad you were able to play with my sketch this week!

Heidi Baks said...

I love the non-traditional colors! That could be a very repeatable card for class or a stamp-a-stack. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Jen Timko said...

Another fabulous card Karren! The colors are such fun!! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Jen Sannes said...

Love this! I adore non-traditional colors for Christmas cards and this is so eye-catching. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Lili said...

Such a pretty card! I love how melon mambo looks great for Christmas. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Amy White said...

What a fabulous Christmas card - love how you've used pink!! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!