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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas Ornament Tag and Card JustRite Friday Challenge #077 - "Tag! You're It!"

I made another Tag and card for the JustRite Friday Challenge #077 - "Tag! You're It!". This time I made a Christmas Ornament that could be used as either a decoration or a tag. After I finished it, I decided to make a card and attach the tag to the inside so it could be removed by the recipient, that way it could be a card and small gift all in one.

I had the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, which I really like, and decided to make my tag with that. JustRite has some really beautiful new Christmas stamps which match all three of the Spellbinders ornament dies, but I haven't ordered them yet, so I decided to use one of my favorite JustRite original Christmas Sets, Peace On Earth Borders & Centers - Interlocking. This set fits perfectly in the top of the ornament.

All paper is Core'dinations white pearl, which looks beautiful under Copics and distressing, making them have a metallic sheen. All embossing is VersaMark Dazzle with Superfine Detail Gold EP.

First, I die cut the ornament and distressed it with three shades of green to get the shade I wanted. The first two I used were generic ink pads my mother bought me in a set years ago. The stamp pads weren't great, but they work well for distressing. The top shade of green is Distress Peeled Paint. I ran my Krylon 18K pen around the very outside of the ornament, and traced the inside of the die with a gold Jelly Roll pen.

Next, I chose a holly border from the set, die cut it with a Spellbinders oval, and distressed the stamped and embossed oval with the two generic shades of green. I didn't use the Peeled Paint, because I wanted it to be lighter than the ornament. Then I colored the holly and berries with copics, and edged the oval with the Krylon pen.

I stamped and embossed the small oval, then distressed the music part with Antique linen, and very lightly went over the center part with the same two generic greens. I wanted the center to only have a pale shade. The border is colored with the same green Copic as the holly. I cut this oval out with scissors just around the border, and edged it with the Krylon pen. Then I mounted everything dimensionally onto the ornament.

The poinsettia at the bottom is a die cut from Marianne Creatables. The leaves and petals were cut from the Core'dinations pearl, then pushed into the Varsamark Dazzle while still in the die so it would coat just the veins. Then these were embossed with the Superfine Gold, colored with Copics, and outlined with the Krylon pen. The center was cut from Gold mirror card and a red rhinestone was put in the center of it.

I used a length of very narrow offray red ribbon for the hanger, and tied a bow with a piece of red and gold poinsettia ribbon from my stash, and added that to the top. Then I used Buttercup Liquid Pearls as accents on the ornament, and later on the card after I made that.

The card is very simple because I didn't want anyone to feel bad by removing the ornament. It's just a piece of DP from my stash, mounted onto a plain white card, but it looks pretty with the ornament on top. The ornament is just hanging and swings freely when you move the card.

9 comments:

Sasha said...

Your ornament is beautiful, Kathi. I love how you have attached it inside your card as a removable gift...what a great idea. I need to get some of those JustRite ornament stamps, yours looks gorgeous x

JD said...

Very pretty, and I agree that it's a great idea to attach it to the front of the card so it can be removed. I have an ornament die, must keep this in mind...thanks for the inspiration.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

That is an Absolutely stunning ornament. Beautiful details. A real keepsake.

Mary Jo said...

Anyone receiving this should be very happy. Very pretty

Jill Norwood said...

Love this! Wow the details are so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :)

Sheri said...

What a great idea! I love the gold embossing! Thanks for joining again at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Diane said...

Very pretty...a tag that is two gifts in one...great idea!!

Joann said...

Super idea! Your ornament is so pretty and love the colors you used :-) TFS

Florence Turnour said...

Beautiful!