Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Distressed Ornaments

This month’s challenge at Hero Arts is to create gift tags or handmade gifts, or to create a card\project incorporating inking techniques.

Broken China Christmas Ornaments
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Decorative Ornament & Three Christmas Trees.

Since I’m in Christmas card making mode at the moment I decided to pull out my Decorative Ornament stamp which I’ll probably use on lots of my Christmas cards this year. I inked up the stamp with broken china\worn lipstick distress inks and, using a technique that I had seen in one of Jennifer McGuire’s videos, spritzed the stamp with water before stamping.



I love seeing what the image turns out like when it's fully dry. The images never seem to turn out exactly the same but I like the effect.

Worn Lipstick Christmas Ornaments
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Decorative Ornament & Three Christmas Trees.

I stamped the sentiments with the same distress inks and used pink yarn and some white yarn coloured with broken china distress ink. The backgrounds are embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and I added some gems. To finish I just added some machine stitching.

16 comments:

Patricia said...

so beautiful cards i love it =P

Simone said...

Wow! I absolutely love these cards! :)

Rosemary said...

very pretty, heather! the watercolor look of the ornaments is just lovely!

walchowDesign said...

I love how you made the ornaments hanging onto the strings and the strings are neatly hidden behind the embossed piece!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Heather! Love these soft colors against the white embossed background!

Barb said...

Oh, Heather. . .these are just so beautiful! I absolutely love the way they turned out! Wow!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Heather, both cards are so gorgeous! I really love the watercolor effect on the ornaments. Beautiful!

Anne said...

Your cards are both just beautiful Heather- love the colors with the white snowflake BG and all the sewing you did!

Tiffany said...

Wow! I really love the soft and delicate colors on the ornaments, great inking technique!

Deirdre said...

Just beautiful Heather, love them both.

Jenny said...

soooo pretty Heather, love them!! :) :) :) :) :)

scrappin.bari said...

Hi Heather - what gorgeous ornament cards! Especially love the gem ornament hangers on the pink one and the yummy stitching on the blue one!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Heather!!!

Dawn said...

fantastic Heather. I really love how this turned out. I think it is the CB background that drew my attention.

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love how your ornaments look against the embossed background.

Trinh said...

Both of these are so pretty! Love the ornaments against the embossed snowflake bg!

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