Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Adorn-able Noel

This card features a stamp set called Adorn-able, with different shaped ornaments and some choices of how you'd like to "adorn" them.

This one reminds me of my childhood, when I used to lay on the floor in the dark, looking up at the Christmas tree lights and my Mom's glass ornaments. She had a few of these style that I thought were so pretty.  Over the years, with these being glass, she had very few left.  Mostly in thanks to the cats we had that liked to paw at them while they dangled and swayed on the tree branches.
Ahhh, the days when Christmas was magical...  I miss those days.  Now it just seems so commercial and it's lost most of its magic, for me at least.

For the ornaments, I simply sponged the ink onto the stamps to give them a softer look.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Bamboo, Colonial White, Gypsy CS
Stamps:  Adorn-able, Peace On Earth, Feathery Flakes
Inks:  Gypsy, Desert Sand
Embellishments:  Purple sparkles, Iris satin ribbon (Walmart)
Other:  Scallop border punch (SU), ScorTape (ScorPal)


Sarah said...

Your card is beautiful. It really spoke to me. My family has a lot of ornaments that look like that and I think your cards reminds me of being little. I love the colors that you used. I love holiday cards with a touch of nontraditional color. Thanks for sharing.

Sharli said...

Hi Vicki,

My Mom had ornaments like these, too - they are my favorites! I still have one. I love the softness of this card and am glad you explained how you achieved it! I was thinking it might have been chalk or something.


Debbie Carriere said...

Great card! I love the colors & the branch peeking out :) We, too, had these types of ornaments! BTW, thanks for the message re your Stocking Style card - I forgot to let you know I appreciated you answering my question:)

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

This is such a gorgeous card!!! I love everything about it!!!
I used to lay under the Christmas tree in the dark just to watch the lights and their reflection in the ornaments. lol... I still love to watch the Christmas lights in the dark.



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