Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Paper Smooches October GD - Part 2


Welcome to my second post as October Guest Designer for Paper Smooches (I LOVE saying that!). I've got two cards for today!

For the first card, I used the round Garland die to create an ornament. I cut it 5 times, using some Doodlebug DP. I folded each one carefully on the score line and then glued them together to create a 3 dimensional ornament. I edged the circles in Stardust Stickles for some sparkle. I used the ornament cap from the Large Ornament Die cut in silver foil, and the string from Holiday Lights cut in the same Doodlebug purple as my mat.

For my sentiment, I combined two different stamps from Holiday Cheer, stamping one in Ranger Grape Soda and the other in Versafine onyx.

I also want to link up (it's the last day!) to the Hop to Stop. It's to raise awareness of domestic violence and the resources available to people who are experiencing it. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and their colour is purple - head over to see the whole gallery full of amazing, purple cards!

For my second card, I basically remade this card with the newest PS product, including Holiday Cheer and Holly Dies.


I love the almost "Suessian" feel of these holly leaves and I played that up by colouring them in Grinch-y greens. But these work equally well on a very elegant card - check out how Emily used them here! My leaves and berries were coloured with Copics, Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

25 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

These are both fantastic Ardyth! I love your 3D ornament and the holly in the two, tones! Been so nice to see you guesting this month!

Lynn said...

Two absolutely gorgeous card Ardyth!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards, Ardyth! LOVE the purples!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your cards look gorgeous Saw you entry at the Hop to Stop and dropped in to have a closer look. Your projects are gorgeous...I will be dropping in again.
Do drop by my blog when you can
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Lisa said...

I love both of these... that ornament is so cool! I did something like that on the inside of a card but haven't on the outside... i'll have to give that a try... great fa la la sentiment too...

Nancy Richards said...

What great cards! I love the clean, graphic style!

Lisa said...

Whta a fun and very pretty ornament Ardyth!! Cute holly too. These are wonderful cards!

tiffelijah said...

Such a cute ornament! I love the three d look and how it jumps off the page

KT Fit Kitty said...

A beautiful CAS card for the Hop to Stop! I like the 3-D effect with the ornament! Your second card is gorgeous too! Thank you for caring about domestic violence awareness, and for supporting the hop with your beautiful card.

Jerrie said...

Your card is super duper cute and I love how you have made your ornament 3D!

Geri said...

Love this display of intense colors! The purple pretty much jumps off the page on the falala card (LOVE IT). The vibrant green paired with the red berries and black sentiment create another high impact creation!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the 3-D ornament with beautiful colors! Such a cute card!

Helen Gullett said...

Cheerful and beautiful cards, Ardyth! I love that purple 3D ornament :)

Joyce said...

Two fantastic cards. I really love that 3d ornament you made. Congrats on being the PS Guest Designer this month.

Becca Cruger said...

You are the queen of tailored perfection! I am so in love with the way you created that purple ornament. This is deeeevine! Thank you for joining in to support the Hop to Stop!

Jenni's Jems said...

Two cards that showcase the paper smoches dies to perfection...can see this guest designer post becoming a permanent fixture with designs like this !!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Two cards that showcase the paper smoches dies to perfection...can see this guest designer post becoming a permanent fixture with designs like this !!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Two cards that showcase the paper smoches dies to perfection...can see this guest designer post becoming a permanent fixture with designs like this !!x

Jen W. said...

You are killing it on this DT, Ardyth! Both of these are gorgeous and I especially like the second one. That Merry Christmas die is awesome!

Eliz S said...

Love, love, love having you as a designer for Paper Smooches! Your designs are always the best!

suzARTe said...

These Christmas cards are gorgeous.

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Anita in France said...

That gorgeous purple ornament really pops, Ardyth ... both the colour and dimension ... it's fabulous with all that CASilocity! Love the Grinch-y greens in your Suessian holly ... those berries are so shiny and scrumptious! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Christmas and purple and CAS? Awesome. Plus the touch of blue. Second one is more traditional even with the Seussian leaves, But equally excellent.

Bobby said...

Love the colors on that 3D ornament, Ardyth. It was such a clever idea. The bright holly leaves are wonderful.