Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Simple Elegance

Good morning, and welcome to The Scrapping Cottage Blog!  I hope you're enjoying a beautiful day wherever you are.    Have you seen the beautiful Cottage Cutz dies that have been released for Christmas?  Oh my goodness, are they EVER fabulous!!!!  Now, I am a big fan of coloring, and using many different mediums for coloring, from watercolor, to Copic markers, to paint, but once in a while, I like to create a card that is quick and easy, but looks like I spent a lot of time on it.  Simple elegance is how I like to describe those creations.  Here's what I came up with using the Snowflake Ornament Cottage Cutz die, and I've included a little picture tutorial so that you can see how I put it together.  These little honeycomb type cards are so much fun, and the three dimensional effect is so showy.

 To begin this project, you will need to cut 5 of the ornaments in your choice of card stock.  I used a metallic silver.  Place the cut ornaments on a scoreboard, and score right down the center.  As you can see, scoring at one inch worked perfectly.
 Once you've scored and folded all the pieces in half, the you can start gluing them together.  Start by placing adhesive on the left under side of the first ornament, and gluing that to the right under side of the second ornament.  Keep going until all 5 pieces have been glued.  You should have the left under side of the first piece, and the right under side of the last piece free from adhesive.  You will add adhesive to those when you're ready to put the ornament on your card.
 Once the ornament has been secured and is dry, you can add some sparkle.  I used a 2-way glue pen and some Martha Stewart white gold glitter.  Kinda messy, but that's the way I roll!  ;-)
 The finished 3-D ornament.  Gorgeous!!  I did take a Zig Painty pen and color the top with a bit of gold.
Apply adhesive of your choice to the back side of the ornament and secure to card front.  The embossing folder I used is a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Christmas Ornaments, and I do believe that it's discontinued now.  I did work perfect for this card, which made me very happy!!
VOILA!!!  One completed very simple and elegant card!!  Wouldn't these make wonderful ornaments for a mini tree?  You'd need to add a couple more cut ornaments to allow them to come full circle when you glue them all together, but that would work great.

Have a blessed and beautiful day!

19 comments:

Angelica - Market Street Stamps said...

WOW!!! This is incredible, Lorie!! YOU BET I'm going to be making some of these! Fabulous project - thank you for the tutorial!

Tami B. said...

Absolutetly beautiful and I love the embossing folder. Who is it by?

Glora said...

LORIE!!! This is gorgeous!!!! I can't tell you how much I LOVE this one! Thanks for the tutorial too! These look like they could be addicting! Hugs- Glora

Sandy from Ukiah said...

This turned out just GORGEOUS...

Becky Dunham said...

This is gorgeous Lorie! I am going to go check out those dies :)

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is Gorgeous! Love every detail that went into it. Smooches... Felicia (scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com)

Barb said...

WOW Lorie! This is beyond stunning! So simple, yet so elegant and festive!

Rufus said...

Really pretty! Thanks for the info on how you created it.
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Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! :-)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

FABULOUS, Lorie!!!! I'm zooming right over to Cottage Cutz for this die. OMG. Who is the embossing folder by? LOVE IT!

Thank you for sharing!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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Barbara said...

WOW, it´s gorgeous.
Hugs Babsi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! Lorie, this card is stunning! I love that glittery, gorgeous ornament!!!

DoBea A. said...

This is gorgeous Lorie!!! It was so great seeing you again!

The Scrapping Seahorse said...

I love it, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Absolutely Beautiful, Love it!!!
Puppy Hugs!

Heidi said...

wow this is beautiful and this die is on my list- what embossing folder did you use- love it.

tina said...

Very beautiful!

Tina

Julie said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Julie

KayDee said...

Just loved your sparkly cards...big fan of anything whimsy!!
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