Hello, Friends! Time for another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday project. This week, I’m sharing some Vintage Christmas ornaments made with the Festive Christmas Collection. Growing up, my grandmother had the most beautiful Christmas tree ornaments I’ve ever seen. There were ornate glass balls, sparkling bubble lights, crystal beads and glittering garlands on her tree every year. I’ve tried to capture the Vintage shimmer, shine and elegance of those trees in this card.
This is a side fold 5″ x 7″ card with lots of inking, embossing and hand made epoxy elements. If you are not familiar with how to make these epoxy embellishments, you can watch Emma Lou’s wonderful video tutorial HERE. I have a complete supply list and step by step instructions for making this card below. Enjoy!
I used lots of distressing to add texture to the card panels. The wonderful Raindrops on Roses die cut adds instant elegance and reminds me of snowflakes.
I love the way the gold embossed background of the Festive Ornaments Stamp shines through the inked, distressed background.
What were your favorite tree ornaments when you were growing up? Did you string popcorn and berries? Stitch felt ornaments? I’d love it if you shared them with me in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by!
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
Paper: HCDP1 246 Festive Christmas Collection
Stamps: HCPC 3620 Festive Ornaments PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
Dies: HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses
Other: Tools: 452255 Grand Calibur, 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, 278859 Melt Art Melting Pot, SMP001 Stamp Mat Pad; Embossing Powder: 278039 Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) Bridal Embossing Tinsel
Other Products: Paper: White and kraft Cardstock, vellum, Tan Pearl Paper (Core’dinations); Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir Markers (DR 5, 6; JG 4, 5) Gold Gelato, Vintage Photo Distress Stain; Ink: Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress Ink, Ranger Vermillion Archival Ink, Versamark; Other: Superfine Gold Embossing Powder, glass beads, ribbon, adhesive pearls, foam dots, glue
Directions: Using Versamark, stamp Festive Ornaments twice onto white Cardstock. Heat emboss with Superfine Gold Embossing Powder. Color only the ornaments on one stamped image, cut out, cover with Versamark and treat with UTEE in the melting pot. When completely cooled, gently bend to create a cracked finish.
Color the border of the other image, sponge all over with Vintage Photo and Tea Dye DI. Flick with water to create an aged look Tear the edges, distress the edges further and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. Use foam dots to pop up the UTEE ornaments. Add seed beads and pearls as shown.
Create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base from kraft cardstock. Distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.
Cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of red holly paper from the paper collection. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. Distress and roll the edges. Die cut and emboss 2 Raindrops on Roses toppers from pearl tan cardstock. Trim around the swirls so that they can be tucked behind your stamped panel. Glue the stamped panel onto prepared card base. Add ribbons, glass beads, adhesive pearls and small rose as shown.
Use Ranger Vermillion Archival Ink to stamp the Poinsettia onto vellum. Die cut, color the back side with markers and shape 2 of the smaller blossoms. Stack and add to the top of the larger round ornament. Fill center with glass beads.
For the interior: Cut the card greeting from the paper collection and glue into the card interior.