Friday, October 19, 2012

Countdown to Christmas: FM81 Blue Christmas

It's time for Amanda's challenge on the Friday Mashup.  There are just some people who insist I make Christmas card before Thanksgiving.  Alright, alright, but I don't have to like it!  :)  10 weeks to go until Christmas...

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a "Christmas Ornament".
  2. Or Make a project with some "Sparkle".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Christmas Project with some Sparkle".

I was stalking the front door for Mr. Brown the day I made this card.  He was bringing my Ornament Keepsakes bundle (set and framelits), Candlelight Christmas paper, and Festive piercing pack*.  Since I am starting to give in and accept making Christmas projects, I finally went through that section of the Holiday seasonal catalog.  Whoa!  There's some good stuff in there I've been ignoring!

I went with a classic blue and white Christmas theme.  I had to pull up Elvis's Blue Christmas on YouTube for Little Missy when we stamped together.

I used Cindy Elam's trick of matting the ornament with glimmer paper and Rita's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I learn another trick from my downline, to use the new Dazzle marker to color the top of the ornament.  :)

*Don't forget that this month you can get the Festive piercing pack for FREE when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes set or bundle and coordinating Candlelight Christmas paper.

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Petite Pairs; Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sumner Smooches DSP, Silver Glimmer paper; Ink: Island Indigo; Accessories: Rhinestone jewel, Vintage Faceted button, White baker's twine, Silver elastic cord, Silver Dazzle marker, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!


Rita W said...

LOL Love this, Heidi. My mom always made us listen to the Elvis Christmas record growing up so he's a bit of a tradition for us. We've upgraded to the CD, but he's still a big part of our holidays. :)

Jen Timko said...

This is gorgeous! The Cindy method looks perfect here!! Love that you and Rita were on the same page this week! :-)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! i looked all through cindy's blog to learn the sparkle paper mat trick, but can't find it anywhere! can you help or possibly explain it? thanks so much.

Heidi Baks said...

I cut the glimmer paper with the framelit and hand-cut the ornament image. HTH!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Heidi!

Katherine said...

Thanks for the explanation...I was going to ask too. This is a beautiful card!

Lili said...

Love how the blue and silver go together! The ornament is gorgeous. Beautiful card Heidi!

Amanda Corbet said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the sparkly layer behind your ornament and the touch of dsp!