Trim the Tree – Ornament Cards

Hello, everyone!  Get excited!  I recently finished a relatively large order of Christmas cards, which means I have PLENTY to share with you over the next couple weeks!  And guess what?  Today’s post is a triple feature!  That’s right, I have 3 cards to share with you this lovely Tuesday morning, and all of them have one thing in common – ornaments.  Take a look:

ornaments 1

 

This first card included a great deal of waiting and fussy cutting.  First, I applied glitter glue to the ornament designs and had to wait for it to dry.  Then, I covered the ornaments in Glossy Accents to make them shiny like real life ornaments, and Glossy Accents takes quite a while to dry when applied in such quantities.  I used that time to fussy cut the holly and pine bough from a sheet of K & Company Christmas paper, as well as the background papers.  When the ornaments were finally dry, I fussy cut those as well and started playing with layers and placement.  Both the gold fringe and the burgundy ribbon came from my stash and provided just the right touch to finish off the card.  Clean and simple!  Here’s the inside:

ornaments 2

 

Again, clean and simple with papers and ribbon matching the front of the card, and a little ornament in the corner 🙂

And now, for card number 2:

hanging ornaments 1

 

This one is cute and simple.  I picked my papers and cut them into squares, then glued the green papers together and added the red striped ribbon.  I glued all that down onto the card base then got to work picking buttons ornaments and the strings with which to hang them.  I played with the placement until it was just right, then adhered the strings and bows with glue and the buttons ornaments with glue dots.  Then, I stamped the sentiment in black and popped the whole thing up on foam squares and adhered it to the front of the card.  Now for the inside:

hanging ornaments 2

 

I just love that lone little ornament…so cute.

And finally, my favorite of the three ornament cards:

blue ornaments 1

 

These ornaments were hanging together on a sheet of cardstock from my Recollections Starry Night paper pad.  I cut them out in a nice big label shape and gave each one a special treatment.  One got silver embossing powder, another Glossy Accents, another glitter glue, and the last pearls.  Just enough variety to make it interesting, but not too much to eclipse the already beautiful ornaments.  I cut out the blue frame and popped it up on foam squares, layered everything together, and added a silver bow.  I’m pretty tickled with the corners, too.  They’re on foam squares as well, but the ends are glued down to give even more dimension.

blue ornaments 2

 

On the inside, I cut out another label and stamped an ornament and the sentiment in coordinating colors.  More ribbon, glitter glue, and rhinestones bring the look together perfectly.

Well, that’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and staying with me through this longer-than-usual post 🙂  I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen!  Have a lovely day!

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