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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Onaments


 
When I saw this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch, I thought of hanging ornaments and this card by Penny Thomas that I saw on Pinterest.  After cutting ornaments on my Cricut using the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to My Heart, I sponged the edges, embossed them using various folders and then swiped on some more ink to bring out the texture.  Of course I have to embellish them with sparkles and glitter glitz.  Now they couldn't just float in the air, so what to do to make them look like they are hanging?  I think she used a stamp for the string, but I have no such stamp.  Then I found some silver metallic embroidery floss from We R Memory Keepers.  Now the fun really began!   After determining where to place my ornaments and marking the spots, I cut very small pieces of Zips adhesive lines which are like glue dots but come in a strip, stuck them on the spots and pushed the ends of the floss into them.  I wrapped each piece of floss around to the back of the panel being careful not to wrap them too tightly or too loosely and attached them the same way.  Lastly I tied knots in small pieces and glued them on with liquid glass.
 
I actually finished this Friday but did not have time to post as I had to pack for a much needed scrapbook day.  I will post some of those cards next.  In the meantime, please go check out some of the creations others have made at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge using this sketch:
 

 
As you can see, I moved the sentiment to the top because it fit better there.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi
 
Materials used, all Close to My heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Frosted, Champagne, Frosted Blue, Blush and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Champagne, Crystal Blue, Blush and Slate
Stamp:  A Very Merry Christmas (retired SOTM)
Embellishments:  Blue and Tan Sparkles, Silver Glitter Glitz, Sew Easy Fancy Floss from We R Memory Keepers
Other:  Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Musical Flourishes, Snowflakes, Floral Fantasy, Paper Lace II, and Julie's Garden border embossing folders by Cuddlebug and two border folders from Darice.  I do not know their names



9 comments:

  1. Very nice. Thanks for playing along at AHSC for this challenge.

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  2. Your card is wonderful. I love how you CASEd that card and made it your own.

    Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

    Hugs,
    Mary Ellen, AHSC DT

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  3. Fantastic Card, really love the colours, and how you took and made it really your own. Thanks for joining us again at AHSC, always love seeing your creations.

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  4. I love ornaments! Another Christmas card for your stash! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

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  5. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts.

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  6. Really like this for a Christmas Card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC

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  7. I love this card. Great work. Congrats on getting top 3 over at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge !!

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  9. This is absolutely beautiful!

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