Today I am sharing the second of the Handcrafted Elements Dies ornament I created. The one is opposite in color to the previous one. I do not know which I prefer. Hopefully you like them both.
The ornament from Monday was the white for the largest section with Lost Lagoon for the center. And this is the opposite. I always try to make two cards, especially when die cutting. If you missed Monday’s card, or just want to compare, you can Click HERE to see it.
The fabulous Handcrafted Elements Die set is the star of this card. As I said in Monday’s post, they are a bit hidden in the Mini Catalog. They are on page 21 of the Mini in the upper right corner. And I really love these old fashioned looking ornaments. Of course the ornament must have something to hang from. So I used a sprig of fir tree from the Joy of Noel Dies. Sadly, I just realized that I did not add a hanger. How embarrassing!! So pretend that it is just looped through a few of the needles! LOL!!
The gorgeous Snowflake Magic Designer Series Paper is just as wonderful as the ornament is. Especially the mottled look on the White piece. It reminds me of the old mercury ornaments. The Lost Lagoon piece has shiny snowflakes that are tone on tone so it has a mottled look as well. I was thrilled when these came out of the die at how pretty the paper played with the die.
To get a softer card this time, I went with more basic colors. I used Lost Lagoon as the card base and to help pop the beauty of the Lost Lagoon in the DSP. The White was needed for the snow and the tag. But I was able to color the tag a bit by running my Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Write Marker along just the edge. This is a great technique to help White stand out against White.
Embossing and Finishes
To still give the snow feel, like the previous card, I opted to use the new Snowflake Sky Embossing Folder. This is also new in the Mini Catalog. It is on page 23. And it sort of hidden as well. I love the softness of the snow and the different thickness of the snow coming down. With the White paper it is a little difficult to see in the photo except at the top.
To complete the card I stamped the sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set. It is also keeping in the Lost Lagoon color theme. I used the Banner Pick A Punch to flag the one end and tuck it behind the ornament. For the finishing touches I added a scattering of the Adhesive Backed Glitter Sequins. There are two of the white ones in the snow area and a Lost Lagoon on the tag.
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