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 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!