Monday, 9 September 2013

Christmas in September

It's Release Week at Flourishes and this months challenge is to make a shaped card or a 3D item.  Well, I couldn't decide which one to do and in the end, I made both!!  For the card, I die cut a piece of folded white cardstock with a Spellbinders Labels One, then I die cut more white card with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels One and attached it to the folded base.  The paper is from Christmas Basics paper pad (Crafters Choice).  Next, I added red cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die.  Then, I die cut white cardstock with a Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts Pendant.  I stamped the image from Flourishes Sweets of the Season stamp set with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, punched it out with a Fiskars 2" circle punch and layered it onto a red circle.  I put foam tape between the paper and the first red circle and more foam tape between the pendant and the image piece.   Finally, I added white pearls and small red rhinestones around the edge of the pendant. 
The 3D Christmas Ornament was made in much the same way, using a cardboard ribbon spool for the base (the back of the ornament is the same as the front).- I've been saving my empty ribbon spools and now have a handy little pile of them to make ornaments for this Christmas.
I just can't wait to see this months release from my favourite stamp company..........five sets this month - Wow!

Copic Colours used were:  R22, R24, R27, R37, R89, YG63, YG67, C1.

Thanks so much for coming to visit!


  1. Helen, I knew you would come up with something GORGEOUS...and you sure did!!! The card and ornament are perfect for the upcoming holiday season!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to play with us...hugs ~S~

  2. Such a beautiful card and ornament, Helen! Love the beautifully colored image and darlia shapes! Thank you so much for playing along with us!

  3. Totally cute and gorgeous at the same time. Your ornament is clever and so fun. I really love this image and have used it quite a bit myself. Fabulous work girlie. Thank you for playing in Flourishes Shaped challenge.

  4. This is just beautiful!!! What a great idea!!

  5. I love that you made both Helen, it's such a wonderful pair! Perfectly Christmas, beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  6. Wow, these are so beautiful - I love them so much :-)

    Jocelyn in Australia
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot


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