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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Another ornament and Kwerner Color Inspiration

Here is my second and final card for the KWerner color inspiration. I used Chocolate chip CS for my base. The whisper white is sewn onto the pumpkin layer of cardstock with real thread. Yes, I'm a bit obsessive sometimes. Still having a hard time sewing those corners. I don't sew clothes. My daughter ruined me on that. When she was three I decided to make her some PJ's for Christmas. My grandma used to do that for me every Christmas and I always felt so special and loved when I wore them. So, thought I would pass on that tradition to my daughter. I let her pick out the fabric just like my grandma let me. Then I set to work. GRRRR was how I felt most of the time working on that pink flannel nightshirt with matching stocking cap. The fabric would bind and tear. I couldn't make a button hole for the life of me. So I just made a "Faux" buttonhole and finished in time for her to wear them on Christmas eve. When I asked her what she thought she responded in her tiny, squeaky 3 year old voice, "Well, they're not really beautiful or anything." AHHHHH...and THAT was the LAST time I sewed any clothing that is not Halloween related.
Oh yeah, back to the card. I also sewed the stems for the flowers. The Turquoise flower is the 5 petal flower punch from SU. I punched out the Tempting Turq. cardstock and then some chipboard. The orange flower is from a chipboard assortment that I found clearanced:D. I used a 3/4" cirlce punch for the Choc Chip centers. The buttons are from another clearanced assortment. I'm not sure what company made the ribbon but the sentiment is from SU rubons called CHIT CHAT. This has about a billion sentiments on it for every occasion. So cool! I like this one better than my other card from yesterday's post.

Now, I made another ornament because I was "in the groove" and wanted to participate in a challenge issued on Jen Del Muro blog. So this is what I came up with....

This is from that same Chipboard Ornament Assortment that I used yesterday. I covered it is a retired Designer paper by SU. I painted the center snowflake with white paint. Then I covered it with crystal effects and dumped on a ton of dazzling diamonds. When it was dry I glued on a pearl half from the Pretties kit that SU carries. All the pearls and gems that were added on this ornament are from that kit. They are glued on using CE. The edges are sparkly from a few different things. I have had this faux iridenscent snow for atleast 5 years in my drawer. I put liquid glue around the edges and then dumped that snow on and let it dry. I then edged again with the glue and dumped on dazzling diamonds. Soooo sparkly.

Here is a close up.

And here is the back of the ornament. I didn't put the snow on the back, just the dazzling diamonds. The center cirlce is chipboard that was painted and then stamped with Star Studded Season in craft Choc Chip. After it dried I covered with versamark and then embossed with iridescent ice EP. I may change the cord yet. Not totally happy with it. Ok, I must head off to work. Hope you all have a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!


kathie said...

did you head off to work covered in dazzling diamonds? pretty fancy!

chocolate hug said...

The stitching totally makes this card! I love how fun and carefree it is!

Sarah said...

I love love love that card!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Great card! The stitching is fabulous

Savitri said...

These are awesome too. The ornament's just beautiful! WOW!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a Beautiful Ornament and your card is just sweet and precious!


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a gorgeous ornament. Love all the sparkle, and your card is cute, cute, cute! Thanks for playing our challenge! :)