Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trimming The Tree

Good morning and welcome back to Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink new release countdown! Today we're showcasing a few fabulous ornament-themed stamps and dies. These ornaments are gorgeous on cards, packaging, and even decorating your home! I have a little something for everyone today, so let's get to it!

My first project today is a card featuring Dawn's Vintage Ornaments II and Holiday Greens Borders and Erin's Fancy Pants: Holiday sets.

Joy To The World Card

I began by sponging a white card base with Aqua Mist ink. I then stamped the Holiday Greens Borders along the top edge in Ripe Avocado and Olive Twist inks. Next, I stamped and die cut the ornament. I used Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, and Fine Linen inks on the ornament. Then, I stamped VersaMark over the Fine Linen Bits and used Perfect Pearl pigment powder to make them shimmer. The result is a soft gold or champagne color that has a beautiful vintage feel.

Joy To The World Close Up

Next, I created the frame. I sponged Fine Linen ink onto white cardstock and die cut with dies from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection. Then, I stamped the plaid using Background Basics: Super Stripes and Plaid Builder in Fine Linen and Ripe Avocado inks. I stamped the Shine image and the Fancy Pants: Holiday sentiment on the card base before adhering my frame into place. Then I stamped and die cut one of the boughs from Holiday Greens and adhered it to the card front after stitching it to my ornament. That allows the ornament to swing freely and add a playful element to this sophisticated design.

Next up is a gift card holder that does double duty by decorating the Christmas tree before it is gifted.

A Gift For You Ornament Tag

I love mercury glass ornaments. One (probably Sean) could argue that my collection has gotten a little out of control. But, while I'm generally fairly reserved when it comes to my spending, I lose my senses as soon as I see that gorgeous silvery finish. I reliably add at least a half dozen ornaments to my collection every year. So I thought it might be fun to use Betsy's new What The Doodle: Ornament to create a paper version of one of my beloved mercury glass beauties.

A Gift For You Ornament Tag Close Up

I began by heat embossing the ornament onto white cardstock using white powder. Then, I used metallic watercolor (I used Gansai Tambi silver mixed with a touch of black) to drip, splatter, and speckle the image. I used a fine tipped paintbrush to paint any of the details that I wanted to make sure got color. Once that had fully dried, I die cut the ornament and embellished with glitter and self-adhesive rhinestones. It turned out beautifully and absolutely reminds me of one of my ornaments.

A Gift For You Ornament Detail

I also die cut one of the small ornaments to use as an initial tag. I then heat embossed the coordinating image using silver embossing powder. I die cut the Stitched Tag Die from Pure Poppy + White patterned paper and Aqua Mist cardstock. I heat embossed the Fancy Pants: Holiday sentiment and then stitched the pieces together with silver embroidery floss. I used Pure Poppy twill as the hanger and tied the ornaments to the tag with white crochet thread. I'm so in love with that mercury glass ornament. I will definitely be doing that again.

I have one last project for you today and this one may be one of my favorites from this whole year. No joke.

Happy Holidays Door Hanger

Erin has designed a series of ornament dies that are totally amazing. The one I was most drawn to is the Stitched Truck Presents Die (please note: the truck is sold separately). I thought it was so charming the moment I saw it and I wanted to create a door hanger to decorate our front door this holiday season.

Happy Holidays Door Hanger - Truck Close Up

I began by die cutting all of the pieces from Papertrey's delicious wool felt. I used Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Harvest Gold, Pinefeather, Simply Chartreuse, and Spring Moss felt.

Happy Holidays Door Hanger Side

I created a base by trimming the bottom edge of a rectangle of felt onto a point. I used the Small Stitched Alphabet Die to die cut the greeting. I used the Stitching Lines Die to create stitching lines around the outside edge and the tabs along the top are the garland dies from the Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit.

Happy Holidays Door Hanger - Truck & Bell
I used a Simply Chartreuse button and a jingle bell to embellish the point of the hanger and the Pinking Shears Border Die to create a decorative edge.

Happy Holidays Door Hanger - Date & Initials

On the back, I used the Small Stitched Alphabet again to add my initials and the Stitched Years Die to add "2016."

Happy Holidays Door Hanger Side

I finished it off with a piece of dowel and some wooden beads. I really, really love how this turned out. I actually want to make another one with the Stitched Car Tree Dies. Door hangers for everyone!

Well, that's all for me today, friends. Thank you so much for joining me! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, BetsyDanielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa have more tree trimming inspiration to share. Erin and Maile have more of their new products for you too, so make sure to pop over for a visit. See you soon!

Joy To The World Card
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments II, Holiday Greens Borders, Holiday Greens, Fancy Pants: Holiday, Shine, Background Basics: Super Stripes, Plaid Builder - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Olive Twist, Ripe Avocado, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Vintage Ornaments II Die, Holiday Greens Die, Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Foam Tape - Scotch

Mercury Glass Gift Card Tag
Stamps: What The Doodle: Ornament, Fancy Pants: Holiday - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy + White Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: What The Doodle: Ornament Die, Smooth Alphabet Die, Pure Poppy Twill Ribbon, Stitched Tag Die - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder - Filigree; Rhinestones - Mark Richards, Darice; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Watercolor Paint - Gansai Tambi; White Crochet Thread

Happy Holidays Door Hanger
Dies: Stitched Truck Die, Stitched Truck Presents Die; Stitching Lines Die, Small Stitched Alphabet Die, Garland Die (Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit), Stitched Years Die, Pinking Shears Die - Papertrey Ink
Felt: Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Harvest Gold, Pinefeather, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Other: Simply Chartreuse Button - Papertrey Ink; Wooden Beads, Jingle Bell - Darice; Dowel; Hot Glue Gun; White Crochet Thread


Julie C said...

Your door hanger is adorable Lizzie! What a fantastic project!

jan metcalf said...

Loving your little gifting ornament!! Cute colors!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Lizzie, your door hanger is my favorite project of the year, too!

Anonymous said...

Genius door hanger, and the mercury ornament too!

Cindy Beach said...

Awesome projects, Lizzie! I LOVE the door hanger with the cute truck and presents you designed. Fabulous!

Jennifer K said...

We share a love of mercury glass - and mine isn't limited to just ornaments. Bases, candlesticks, bowls... ;)

Your projects are gorgeous and I definitely want to try your technique to simulate Mercury glass.

Jennifer K said...

Vases, not bases.

Diana K said...

I just so happen to love mercury glass also and you've given me ideas! Love your projects this morning, Lizzie. Your truck is the bomb.

Jill Norwood said...

What an inspiring post full of gorgeous projects! Love that you stitched the ornament so that it moves on the tree branch! So clever! And your Mercury glass ornament is so pretty! I want to try this for sure. And your banner is stunning!!! I love it! And such a sweet gift idea!!!! Thanks for sharing it!

Cindy O said...

Your door hanger with the truck is just amazing!! Love everything you've posted but that one is above and beyond!

Nancy Penir said...

OK, that felt door hanger? Wonderful! Love all your inspiration today, Lizzie. Beautifully done!

Mary said...

You have wowed me today! I will have to make a door hanger too. Thanks for all the eye candy!

nancy said...

The two ornaments are beautiful. The red ornament does have a vintage look with the way you worked the inks. And the mercury glass ornament shimmers. Just lovely, Lizzie.

Sue said...

Your projects are simply adorable. The tag just stands out to me - the bold pattern and color with the silver embossing - really special! I also really like the door hanger with the stitched truck!

Sharon said...

Wow! Love all your projects today, Lizzie! Can't decide if I like the Mercury glass ornament or the top ornament with champagne details better--I love them both!

Sharon said...

I forgot to say the shading/color gradation on your red ornament is masterful--well done!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Gorgeous card, AWESOME door hanger!

María Alba

Anne said...

Oh my goodness lizzie! This is adorable.

Marybeth said...

Love the polka dot tag and darling door hanger! Wow!