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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Poinsettia Ornament Opening Easel Card ODBDSLC115

I made this card for Our Daily Bread Designs ODBDSLC115 Tearing or Distressing. My latest ODBD stamps are Christmas ones, and I was anxious to try them out, so I used parts of three of them for this card.

The ornament stamps are Ornaments, and they are cut with Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament Set. The saying inside is also from the ODBD Ornaments set, and the saying at the bottom of the easel is from the ODBD Blessed Christmas Set. The Music background is the ODBD Joy to the World Hymn.

The top photo shows the card when it is closed.

The second photo is when the card is opened like a normal card.

The bottom Photo shows the card as an easel card.

The challenge was to use either distressing or tearing. I'm really not a fan of torn cards, so I used a lot of distressing on this one. Everything is distressed with either Distress Antique Linen, Distress Peeled Paint, or both. All coloring is Copics, and the ornaments are shaded, although the shading doesn't show up in these photos. They also look much brighter in the photo than in real life. I outlined many parts of the stamping with a JellyRoll metallic gold pen, and outlined the die cuts and pages with Krylon 18K Gold. To make the lettering match the ornaments, I outlined the first letter of each word with the Jellyroll pen. The centers of the ornaments are Liquid Pearls, and I added two dots of Liquid Pearls at the top and bottom of the ornament with the saying, which also has room for signing and adding a special message. The pearls are Queen & Co.

Some of my blog friends thought this was more than one card. Actually, it is only one card. It looks like any ordinary card at first, and opens like one, but the whole card is attached to an easel, so if you open it by lifting the card up, it will stand like any easel card. I decided to try making it this way so there would be more room for sentiments and to show off more of these beautiful stamp sets!

7 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Kathy, absolutely gorgeous card...love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD. Hus and blesings, Sabrina

Olga said...

Beautiful, I still don't wanta think about Dec. LOL I need to cause I never have enough cards and have to buy some!

Sandy Palmer said...

Beautiful job on them all, but I especially love the easel card! Wow, it's wonderful!

Greta said...

This is so beautiful! Your distressing is just the right touch here.

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card, Kathi. Your poinsettia ornament is really lovely...very vintage looking and gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Katherine, your cards are always such creative folds and designs. Stunning Christmas card and design!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
blessings,
Chris

JD said...

Very nicely done. I'm with you, with the "tearing" on cards...I'm not much of a fan of trying that either. But I have seen some cards that look awesome with that technique...Mine usually don't...smile. I have this stamp and die...you are inspirng me to get it out and use it again. tfs...