Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Paper Smooches October Guest Designer - Part 3





I'm back for my 3rd week as October Guest Designer for Paper Smooches. Have I mentioned how much fun I'm having? Only about a million times? Good!

For this card, I used the Large Ornament die. There are two pieces so you can adjust your ornament in lots of different ways. I liked the shape of the short ornament, but I wanted a little more detail, so I cut the bottom again in pink. I used the string from Holiday Lights Dies to create my loop and the leaves and berries are from Holly Dies.

I love shiny ornaments that catch and reflect the lights on the tree, so using foiled cardstock seemed like a natural choice. But as you know, it's not easy to photograph! I usually like to use natural light, but I pulled out my Foldio light tent, thinking I might have more luck. 


Just for fun, here's a neat effect I got when the little LCD lights reflected on the card stock.


My second card for today uses the new Comforting Hugs set and matching dies along with a sentiment from the Holiday Cheer set. I added tiny hats from the My Peeps set. I created a background by sponging Tumbled Glass ink around a mask created from one of the Big Bloom Dies. To make it really frosty, I coated the whole panel in Stardust Stickles. This warped the panel a little, so I went with that and left it lifting a little from the edges, almost like the paper itself is getting into the hugging too. (Too corny? lol!)

12 comments:

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Ardyth - love the use of foil on the die, and sparkle on the second card.
Blessings
Maxine

Ryan Mangan said...

I can see why you are having so much fun. Your cards are fantastic! Love all the shine and shimmer.

Lynn said...

Woops I was commenting as Ryan!

Aileen (mum) said...

Isnt that Christmas decoration brilliant. So eye catching. And all that sparkle on the second card, love it.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the foil in that gorgeous ornament. Super cute little bears. :)

natashakara said...

Gorgeous card, Ardyth. I love the foil cardstock you used. It adds such a nice element to the ornament :)

Lindsey said...

Oooh, shiny! That ginormous shiny ornament is perfect. And the bears are so adorable! And the background is hardly corny at all. :D

Lisa said...

I like the last photo of your pretty ornament card with the lights reflecting in it!! Sweet little bears too!

Petra Swart said...

Love your wonderful ornament and the sweet little bears with their cute hats, Ardyth!!! The shine on both these cards are just great!!! Such different cards, but both so lovely!!!
Have a great weekend!!

Anita in France said...

Wow, what a stunning, shiny foiled ornament, Ardyth ... and such sweet little hugging critters set amid all that sparkly 'snow' ... adorable! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Wow! Shiny bauble - love it!

Bobby said...

There are no words to describe how beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous that ornament is, Ardyth.