Embellished Ornaments

I set some time aside today for some crafting fun and looked at some challenges for inspiration. I started with CAS Colours and Sketches where I found an intriguing combination of colours. I don’t think it’s one I’d have put together anyway.

Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornaments and Paper Pumpkin November 2015 Mistletoe and Holly

Here’s the banner which inspired the card

I started by using the Paper Pumpkin November 2015 Mistletoe and Holly set that was still out from a couple of days ago but it was going in just an “only alright” direction. So I started again. A few days ago on Facebook’s group Create with Ronda, I’d seen Holly Obier post a card using sponging and spritzing of this ornament and I thought that lost lagoon and watermelon wonder would work really well. So much so that I made two cards and stamped the sentiment on each (from the Mistletoe and Holly set) and declared them done. Until I realized that I was missing the metallic silver part of the challenge. Oops.

I got out my blender pen and my refill bottle of versamark watermark ink and carefully added the ink to two rows on the bauble before sprinking on the silver embossing powder and heating. Here’s a close up showing the silver embossing gleaming a little more.

Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornaments and Paper Pumpkin Mistletoe and Holly

The very vanilla piece was then added to a lost lagoon card base. It’s funny that lost lagoon was one of this week’s colours – I’d been thinking a few days ago that I’ve been neglecting this beautiful colour. I lined the envelope with the retired backgrounds DSP in lost lagoon.

I’m also entering this card in the Global Design Project challenge this week where it’s a theme challenge of Christmas. Just sliding in under the wire since the linkup closes in about an hour!

See you tomorrow,



  1. Liz – I love how you’ve added so much texture to this ornament with these colors. The result is really very beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Christmas Theme Challenge for the Global Design Project.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Brian. I got the colour combination from another challenge and I think I’m going to make some more cards with the same colours.

    1. Thanks Jane – I’m beyond grateful that Louise chose this colour combination. They are beautiful together and I don’t think I’d ever have thought to combine them. Off to play with them some more!

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