Hello! I love a good bit of drama on cards, and that’s what I went for with my project today. If you frequent my blog, you know I’ve been loving the Spellbinders Merry Mug and Circle Delights collection from Nichol Spohr. Today I am using the main Festive Ornaments die set with some cool papers. A bit of ink blending adds to that drama I mentioned.
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The ornament I decided to make looks like a type of confection on the packaging. I love that drippy top layer. I decided to use an old red glittery cardstock from DCWV topping a bold stripe from Carta Bella’s Home for Christmas paper pad. I ink blended Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the striped paper for that drama I keep mentioning. In addition, I inked the holly leaves with Rustic Wilderness. It only takes a few moments to do this, but it makes a big difference.
For my card base, I die cut a frame of the same red glittery cardstock. It’s only a frame though, so that I didn’t waste any of it. On top of that, I added another piece of cardstock from the Carta Bella pad, but this time it’s snowflakes. I ink blended with more Black Soot around the edges. The crisp black and white with those bold pops of red really do make for a dramatic card. And it elevates this “cute” die set to something more elegant. My sentiment is from the Bold Tidings Mini from Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz, and I inked it with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with black.
As much as I enjoy making cute projects, I truly love taking products and using them with unexpected colors and patterns, and styles. I hope you like how this one turned out. I love it. If you’d like to see more from this fun die collection, you can head over to the Spellbinders web site. It’s under October 2023 New Arrivals. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!