Monday, November 26, 2012

Simple and Elegant Christmas Card

I began with a piece of glossy paper that was
4 x 5.25 inches, this was embossed in a folder.
It was layered over a brown card stock and that card 
stock was trimmed to a very narrow border using
Perfect Layers laying rulers.

The Christmas bulbs are polished stone.
This is a technique using glossy paper (clay cast)
and alcohol inks.  It is very fun and very messy.
I usually make up huge variety of colors and styles
when making polished stone.  Warning, this technique
is addictive.  It's hard to stop experimenting with the 
various colors and looks you can achieve while creating.

The bulbs were cut out using various Spellbinders
ornament dies.  The bronze decorations on the bulbs
are die cut from a bronze metallic Christmas wrap paper
that has been attached with spray glue to a piece of card stock.
I used Cherry Lynn Designs and Sizzix dies.
The straight pieces were cut using a paper cutter.

I use Crafters Pick Ultimate glue and a toothpick
to carefully dot glue on the backs of the decorations.
A very fine paper cutting of bronze paper was used
to create the "wire" that the ornaments appear
to be hanging from.


  1. You've aptly named your post, Shelly. Your card is superbly elegant!!

  2. This is beautiful!! Never knew the name to the polish stone technique, love that technique.