Are you in full Christmas decorating mode like I have been the past few weeks? I always love getting out the ornaments and fondly remembering holidays past with each one of them! That was my inspiration for this card:
These beautiful Ornamental stamps and coordinating dies are from Taylored Expressions. I stamped and heat embossed them with a combination of two silver (left and right) and one gold embossed ornament (center). The ornaments were stamped onto pretty pearl shimmer cardstock, then colored with these Copic markers:
Gold and Silver Atyou Spica Glitter pens were used to color each of the ornament caps and some of the stripes. The pretty Spica glitter is a nice compliment to the metallic embossing powders and give a wonderful sparkle. For the ornament "strings" I used some pretty new X-Press It Foil Deco Tapes (gold and silver) out of this 10-pack of beautiful colors (the unique reusable packaging allows the tape to be stored neatly on the card and is easily accessed from the top tab):
The tapes are 1/4-inch (6mm) wide but I wanted thinner pieces to use for the ornament strings, so (shown above), I applied some of the tape to a scrap piece of cardstock, cut it to the width I wanted on my paper trimmer, then just peeled the thinner tape off the scrap cardstock and applied it to my card front -- the tape is repositionable! Then the die cut ornaments were popped up with X-Press It 1/2-inch Foam Mounting Tape.
The full 1/4-inch width of gold foil tape was applied along the left side of my top folding card base, then the 4" x 5.50" card front was adhered with X-Press It 1/2-inch Foam Mounting Tape to the card base. Hopefully you can see all the dimension the foam tape adds to the card above!
The "Happy Holidays" sentiment was also gold heat embossed. I sure wish I had some ornaments in these pretty, festive colors! Happy decorating, if you are still working on it like I am!