Sparkle and Ornaments!

This card really gets me in the holiday spirit and I received it in the mail yesterday – when I opened up the envelope and saw it, my reaction was WOW!!!

I think it is stunning and I just had to show it off today – it was made by a very talented friend of ours named Lara Pauwels – isn’t it beautiful?

Lara used Textured Whisper White cardstock for her base and used strips of Designer Series Papers from the pack Jolly Holiday – I love how she made the center strip larger as it makes a really neat feature…

And don’t you just love that ornament?  Wow does that sparkle in real life – to get that effect she used a stamp from the set Delightful Decorations and stamped it using Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on Heat & Stick Powder – she then used her Heat Tool to melt it and then sprinkled on beautiful Gold Glitter – in real life it is amazingly sparkly!

She then punched out her ornament using the co-ordinating Ornament Punch – this punch is incredibly versatile as you can use it to make other punch art including cute fish – so definitely not just for the holiday season…

Lara then attached her ornament to the base using Dimensionals and stamped her sentiment and pine boughs and I love the finishing touch of the black thread bow between the ornament and the pine bough…

What a beautiful card and another example of how the use of patterned papers can give your cards a different look – add the bling of glitter and you get the wow factor!

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3 thoughts on “Festive Friday brings…

  • December 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm
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    Do you know what stamp was used for the branches? Love her creativity!

  • December 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm
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    I look up to you and your amazing paper crafting skills, so getting a little shout-out from you is truly an honor!!

  • December 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm
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    Love this card – such a versatile layout, I can already picture all sorts of variations!

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