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Image credits:  Martha Stewart Bodoni Ornamental Alphabet; Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue; Ribbon:  Red Velvet by May Arts; Other:  Punch by Brenda Walton (found at Michael’s), Ritzy Red Glitter by SU!  Scor-Pal (to make ribbon "channel")

I went nuts over Martha Stewart’s Glitter Ornament Card Kits–geeze, but the woman is genius!  But, I didn’t buy the kit . . . well, not yet anyway . . . I fingered them longingly on a brief stop at Michael’s during my shopping excursion with Hayley on Saturday, which, btw, was a glorious and enjoyable time–and yes, we had mochas in Panera’s ginormous mugs.  I’m not sure why everything always tastes better in/on good china, as opposed to disposable, but, it just does!

But, I digress . . . on the way home, the effect of the glittery ornaments on the simple white cards kept spinnin’ ’round in my head . . . so, the challenge was on to duplicate the effect with what I knew I had on hand back at the vault.  *chuckle*

This was the maiden voyage of the Brenda Walton punch I’d purchased at Michael’s WELL OVER a year ago–geeze, mebbe even 2???  Ugh.  I know. Baaaaaaad . . . I’m *so* baaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!

Anyhoo, I took a chance that this shade of blue ink would work with the red–methinks t’would also work equally well with silver . . . will hafta try that next time . . .  hmmmmmmmmmm . . .


I figured trying another approach wouldn’t be a bad idea, so I made a base card from kraft card stock–this is a 4 bar size (3.5 x 5"), which I absolutely adore!

I used Colorbox Frost White Pigment ink, which showed up quite nicely against the kraft paper, but did require some heat-setting, as there was no way I was gonna wait for it to air dry to finish the project.  I switched from velvet to A Muse’s piped organdy ribbon, which seemed to add a nice contrasting shimmer against the rustic kraft paper.

This 2nd one was a much faster option, since I didn’t score any channels for the ribbon.  I’ve been tempted to "do more", but, honestly, I think I like it as it is . . .

Felt good to be creative on this manic Monday morning!

Hayley and I were remarkably productive in knockin’ things off the Christmas list . . . but, more importantly, we hung out, oohing and aaaahing over this that and the other . . . petting cashmere sweaters we could never afford, and trying on impossible-to-walk-gracefully-in shoes–dang, but, they were so *fashionable*! 

We giggled over how short the Santa at the North Pole photo op was, and at 18, my daughter still likes to hold my hand, as we stroll down the mall . . .

Blissful . . . *happy*

  1. I really like both cards but I am partial to the kraft and red together-Pretty. tfs

    Aren’t daughters fun? Bev J.

  2. Love this Julie!

  3. Lucky you! The card is lovely, but I bet the time with your ddaughter was lovelier. My daughter turns 30 this weekend, and I would like to think she would still hold my hand at the mall. Of course, the three little ones with her might have something to say about that!

  4. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! love the shiny bird!

    love this clean design too!

  5. Beautiful….lovey the glittery bird.

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