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Glistening Ornaments

Add sparkle and glimmer to some pretty patterned wintery paper for a lovely Christmas card.


Handmade christmas card with cut out images of round christmas ornaments and the sentiment
  1. Cut/score/fold card from kraft cardstock to finished size of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2").
     
  2. Punch two 1-1/2" circles from "Glistening" papers.
     
  3. Mist circles with Shimmer Spritz Sparkle and edge with Brilliance Starlite Silver.
     
  4. Punch one 3" circle from "Glistening" paper.  Punch tree from center of the circle.
     
  5. Punch one 3" circle from gold cardstock.
     
  6. Adhere tree punched circle on top of solid gold circle.
     
  7. Edge completed circle with Brilliance Starlite Silver.
     
  8. Cut background layering piece from "Glistening" papers sized 4" x 5-1/4"; edge with Brilliance Starlite Silver.
     
  9. Cut three small rectangles from silver cardstock 3/4" x 1/2" in size.
     
  10. Step 10  Adhere one each of the small silver rectangle pieces to the tops of each circle.
     
  11. Add a piece of baker’s twine behind each ornament, from the top of the ornament to the top of the background layering piece.
     
  12. Adhere the two smaller circles to the background with dimensional tape and glue baker’s twine to the top of the background layering piece.
     
  13. Layer the large ornament above the smaller two ornaments.  Repeat steps with baker’s twine.
     
  14. Cut a strip of "Glistening" paper for the top of the card 1" x 4" in size.
     
  15. Mist with Shimmer Spritz Sprakle.
     
  16. Punch one long side with the scallop diamond punch and then edge with Starlite Silver ink.
     
  17. Align with the top of the background layering piece and adhere.
     
  18. Tie bows with baker’s twine to the top of each ornament, using the existing baker’s twine as a base for each bow
     
  19. Cut a piece of vellum measuring 1/2" x 4-1/2".
     
  20. Stamp sentiment onto vellum with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black.
     
  21. Carefully heat emboss sentiment with clear embossing powder.
     
  22. Wrap edges of vellum around the sides of the background layering piece at the bottom of the card over the top of the largest ornament; secure in place.
     
  23. Adhere background layering piece onto the kraft cardstock base.
by Maureen Cronin

Difficulty

Beginner

Time

1-2 hours

Materials Needed

From IMAGINE Crafts / Tsukineko:

  • Brilliance Pigment Ink in Starlite Silver
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz Craft Spray in Sparkle
  • Memento Luxe Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Tuxedo Black
  • Embossing Powder in Clear

Miscellaneous:

  • Authentique Paper: "Glistening" paper collection
  • a|Muse Rubber Stamps:  "Not A Creature"
  • EK Success: tree punch, scalloped diamond edge punch
  • Cardstock: kraft (card base), gold, silver
  • 1-1/2" circle punch
  • 3" circle punch
  • vellum
  • baker’s twine


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