Saturday, November 06, 2010

November WMS Sneak Peek - Day Three

So this is it, the last day of sneak peeks for the November Waltzingmouse Stamps release! That means we are getting very close to the big shopping day! I want to thank all of you for your terrific comments on my projects over the last few days. Each and every one of them means so much to me!

Today I'm sharing a project I made using one of the four sets releasing November 7 called Vintage Ornaments. As you may already know, this new set coordinates with the 2010 Heirloom Ornaments dies from Spellbinders. While my dies haven't arrived just yet, I was still able to easily cut out the shape and decided to create something a little different with it:

This is very similar in construction to this photo card, only I decided to use vellum so that my photo would peek through. When I saw the oval space on the ornament stamps, I had the idea to fill it with something special. This is a great way to incorporate your holiday photo with your card, or how about a birth announcement for a baby born around Christmas time? This particular baby is actually my daughter, Olivia, when she was three months old. Sigh. How quickly she grew up! Anyway...the ornament pulls out and looks like this:

I used my classic oval die from Spellbinders to cut out the center of the ornament. It's actually very easy to do if you cut your oval first, then stamp over it. This way you can get things to line up just as you need them to. The sentiment is from another new set, Around Christmastime. I added some rhinestones, thinking they fit the sentiment perfectly. I then embellished my ornament with some silk ribbon I dyed to match with a Copic marker, a felt snowflake and button:

The ornament itself didn't need much; it's so beautiful as is! But I did ink the edges with distress ink and added some white dots with my Glaze pen (add white color and dimension):

I just love making these photo projects for friends and families. This can be an ornament, a tag, or just a keepsake. Anyway you make it, it will be treasured for a long time to come!

Now check out what my fellow design team members have made for you today:

Claire Brennan
Lisa Hjulberg
Lynn Mercurio
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Joan Bardee
Julia Aston
Sandie Dunne
Laurie Schmidlin
Anya Schrier
Mona Pendleton

Make sure you come back tomorrow to join me for the usual release day blog waltz with my fellow design team members. We'll be waltzing, shopping, and waltzing some more! There will be prizes up for grabs, so you don't want to miss out!

Stamps: Around Christmastime, Vintage Ornaments (WMS)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist (PTI), Very Merry - Bake the Cookies (October Afternoon), vellum
Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger), Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist (PTI)
Other: Glaze pen (Sakura), silk ribbon, Copic marker, adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), Dark Chocolate vintage button (PTI), Vintage Cream wool felt (PTI), snowflake die (PTI), classic circle and oval dies (Spellbinders), circle punch


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my gosh Jennifer! This is the sweetest card and tag! I love how we can see precious Olivia peeking through the vellum!

Bonnie said...

This is so perfect Jennifer! Love this creation of yours - such a wonderful keepsake!

lynn said...

this is gorgeous, jennifer! adorable pic, too:)

irene said...

O what a cute little girl. This beautiful card would be the perfect gift for grandparents. Bye Irene

Cindy2 said...

This would make a really great bookmark too, for a proud grandma or grandpa. Nice work. I'm inspired by it. C2

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Mary B said...

Your card is just perfect for your beautiful ornament to show through. Wouldn't any grandparent just love seeing their precious little ones on an ornament like this?

Debgem said...

This is such a pretty card. I do love the way you can see Olivia's face through the vellum - it's a great idea. The ornament tags are so beautifu!

Julia Aston said...

This is just wonderful Jennifer! love the colors, the vellum pocket and the adorable pic of Olivia!

Tessa said...

I love love love this!

Max said...

Absolutely adorable idea ... and how lovely it would be to make a 'family tree' for a relative for Christmas. Think I may have given myself an idea LOL!

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Bonnie said...

Awwwww, how beautiful!!

Belinda said...

Absolutely precious! Love that the photo peeks through the velum pocket! Fab idea!

Nancy L. said...

this is sooooo adorable!! love everything about it! the picture, the color combo, and the vellum!!

Melodie said...

Wow!! Jennifer ... your photo card is so beautiful!! What a fabulous idea ... I love the vellum envelope so that the photo tag just peeps through ... very tempting! The colours are gorgeous and so well suited to a Christmas baby card. The tag is lovely, with the oval cut-out and the white gel highlights, and the ribbon, snowflake and button are just too cute. And what a beautiful baby Olivia was!! Such a wonderful card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Soo pretty! Love the picture there, what a cute idea!
Hugs, Wendy

Denise said...

Sweet card! I love the ornament as the picture frame... very clever!

Helen L said...

What a lovely card and tag! But I must say, your baby is the prettiest of the three (she was a doll, I'm sure you'll agree!!)Thanks for your great ideas: they are always great!

IamDerby said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love love love it

Pam S. said...

This is my favorite creation out of all this time! Beautiful and so creative! Love it!
Pam Going Postal

anya said...

What a fantastic project, Jennifer. So perfect for a holiday memento! These would be great for grandma! Thanks for your inspiration!

Ren-Yi said...

this is just too adorable. love how the ornament pulls out and can be hung on a tree. just too cute - and the extra bling is lovely too.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is beautiful in every way Jennifer, and Olivia is precious!!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Gorgeous project Jennifer!


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