Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dazzling Ornament with Top Dog Dies

Good Morning!
Are you counting down to Christmas yet??  Hard to believe that it is only 15 days away-but who's counting?!!
We have some great inspiration and a new challenge up at Add a Little Dazzle this week to help you with those last minute cards.   Here is this week's gorgeous photo.  We are focusing on colors- white and gold!

Beautiful, isn't it? These were the perfect colors for a CAS card~

I used Glimmering Gold Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal for my ornament die cut.  It gives such a gorgeous shine and looks just like a gold glass ornament, imo!  But I am getting ahead of myself.

I started with an oldie but goodie stamp set from SU, Peaceful Wishes.  I heat embossed the branches in white in the top right corner of the card.
Then, to help the branches stand out ever so slightly, I used a brown Inktense watercolor pencil at the base of each pine needle.
 Next, I used my Vintage Ornament and Tags #1 Die Set from Top Dog Dies to cut out the intricate,  cut decorative piece from Glimmering Gold Craft Metal.  To make a ball ornament instead of  the vintage ornament shape, I cut my Glimmering Gold Craft Metal with the circle die from the Top Dog Dies Snowman Globe Set.  I also trimmed the intricate, decorative piece with the circle die so it was the perfect size for the ball ornament.  Crystal Effects works beautifully to glue the two pieces together.
 I used the silver back of an Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheet to die cut the hook holder 'thingie'.  Seriously, do those things have a name??
When assembling the card, I added an extra layer between card base and image layer.  I used some vellum and dragged the edges through a Versamark pad and then gold embossed the edges of the panel.  The sentiment is also embossed in gold.  I added the scrumptious seam binding ribbon and called it done!
I am linking up to the Merry Monday Challenge this week- use gold, silver, white and a 4th color (I chose brown)~

and the Inspiration Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More~

And, since I went uber bling'y' with the shiny, elegant craft metal, I am linking up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog, Bling it On!

 Hop on over to the Add a Little Dazzle Blog and check out all of the gorgeous inspiration from the
 Design Team, then why not play along!  You don't have to use Add a Little Dazzle
Craft Metal, but if you have it we would love to see it!

Wanting to have your own Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal to play with?  
You can purchase yours HERE!  I thank you in 
advance as I get credit for your order. 

We hope you can join us this week!

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)


  1. Beautiful card, and I love the ornament is gold! So striking, Lee Ann! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

  2. One of the loveliest cards I've seen this season!

  3. This is such an elegant Christmas ornament, Lee Ann! I love the white on white embossing in the corner too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  4. Such a beautiful card, Lee Ann. The gold is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  5. Wonderful creation! Love the sentiment, colors and layout, make it really stand out. Thanks for the inspiration as I am making my own Christmas wishes card too. Thank you.

  6. Wow! What a great dimensional effect!
    The ornament is amazing!

  7. LOVE, love, love your silver/gold ornament! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  8. The gold ornament on the subtle white branch looks fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


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