Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jolly Ornaments

This is my second post today...I'm on a roll!

This is for Susan's OLW15 challenge to use color in an unconventional way.  Pink and Christmas is about as unconventional as I could think.  Ornaments come in all shapes and colors, but if it weren't for Susan's challenge, this card would have been shades of red and green.

Don't you love how challenges make you think outside the box?  I sure do.

I made my little ornament hooks out of my wire works that I've had for over 5 years.  Even though they get used very rarely, they always come in handy for something.  The hardest part of this card was getting the bows tied at just the right spot.  That took more time than anything else!

I think if I did this over again, I would leave out the embossed oval.  I really don't like it on this card.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Jolly bingo bits, teeny tiny wishes
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - markers:  regal rose, razzleberry, pumpkin, turquoise, melon mambo, pacific point
Accessories - nestabilities oval die, big shot, linen thread, wire works, SAMJ

Hope this inspires you to use color in a new way!



Jess said...

This is fantastic! So out of the box :)

mustavcoffee said...

Love your card, the oval finishes beautifully, I like it :D xx

Lori VK said...

Cute card. I like the oval, it ties it together and it's subtle. I think I will have to try it!

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!!!! Love this little Christmas card. So cute.

Carol said...

This is a wonderful card! Love how you grounded your twine with your oval scoring, and those little hooks are great!

PetraB said...

Your card is great fun, so cheerful!

Susan Raihala said...

Glad you had fun with the challenge, Karen! I like the oval and how it frames the ornaments, but, like you, I'll bet the card would look great without it as well. Those perfectly tied bows are fab and I can totally understand that they took a lot of time to get right!