Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lawn Fawn Holiday Inspiration Week: "Ornate Ornaments"

Hey there, everyone!!  Welcome to day 4 of A Very Fawny Holiday!!  I goofed up a bit, and wrote down the wrong date for my post....so Kelly graciously moved me, and you are getting an extra dose of "Ornate Ornaments"!  Part of my sentiment is from "Cozy Christmas", which is on the docket for tonight's inspiration as well...so at least I {kind-of} fit in.  Tee hee!

Alright...so a couple of quick notes about this week.  First off, we are doing giveaways on each inspiration post this week, so be sure to check out all the posts on the Lawn Fawn blog and read the commenting instructions!  You could win the coordinating stamps from each post!  Two Peas in a Bucket is also doing a Holiday Card Making event all month long, and this week is Lawn Fawn week!  They are doing a giveaway as well...so be sure to hop on over to the event blog and check it out!  Lots of chances to win some Lawn Fawn this week!!  Yay!

With all of that being said, I guess it is time to share the card I created for tonight!  I have created it with quite a few challenges in mind, which will be linked at the bottom of this post.  So, I pretty much love how the upper crest border makes this accordion folded medallion look like a wreath!  Nothing revolutionary by any means, but I am loving it!  Here is what I created:
"Cozy Christmas Wishes" supplies: 
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream, kraft) 
Paper/Pin: Webster's Pages (Botanical Christmas 6x6 paper pack) & GCD Studios (Scandia Jul: Sparkle Lattice)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Ornate Ornaments, Cozy Christmas & Sophie's Sentiments sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: leather, cranberry)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz
Ribbon/Lace Trim/Twine: May Arts
Buttons/Flower: Making Memories
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Bells: Michael's brand
Border Punch: Fiskars (Upper Crest)
Glitter: DecoArt
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Christmas by Provo Craft
Sandpaper

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut red paper slightly smaller, distress the edges and adhere.  Cut & sand the edges of a paper strip, add lace trim to the bottom of it and adhere.  Cut a tree and its layers at 4" using the Cricut Expression and Christmas cartridge.  Glitter the white cuts, and then layer on the kraft tree.  Adhere the tree to the front, and top with a white resin flower.  Cut a 1.5" x 12" strip of green dotted paper and punch an upper crest border to one side.  Scor at a 1/2" interval, accordion fold, and adhere the ends together.  Fold the paper inward to create the medallion, glue to a piece of cardstock and adhere.  Stamp the ornament to patterned paper & kraft cardstock, cut out and layer together.  Accent with green pearls and adhere to the front of the medallion.  Tie a bow from twill and adhere to the top of the ornament.  Tie two bells with natural twine and adhere to the top of the bow.  Cut a banner end to a cream cardstock strip, and distress ink the edges.  Stamp the sentiment to it, then wrap the left side around a stick pin.  Adhere to the front, tucked slightly behind the ornament.  Thread two buttons with twine and adhere to the upper right corner to finish.

Some of the other Lawn Fawn designers have come up with some fabulous holiday projects as well!  Be sure to visit their blogs for some lovely inspiration! 
Thanks for joining us for a Very Fawny Holiday!!  We hope that you have enjoyed this week of inspiration!!  On a more personal note...I downloaded the Breaking Dawn soundtrack this week and have been listening to it nonstop!  Totally loving it...the Bruno Mars song is fab, but I am most in love with the song "Turning Page" by Sleeping At Last.  LOVE!!  Have a great rest of your day! ♥♥♥ 
Until later,
~Lea L. 

Lovely Challenges I've Used Today:
-Cards & Things challenge #95- sketch
-Moxie Fab World challenge- Championing Award Medallions
-Simon Says Stamps challenge- Photo Inspiration- poppy field
-Inky Impressions #32-Glitter It Up
-Paper Issues- Snow Day!!
-There She Goes #129- Holiday Projects
-Papertake Weekly Challenge- First Christmas

20 comments:

  1. Lea, it's beautiful, beautiful card!
    Wish I'd get one like this for Christmas=)

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  2. Gorgeous, Lea! I really enjoy seeing all the detail you put into your cards. They are always stunning!
    :) Rachel

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  3. Lea this is an amazing card the layout, dimension and detail are stunning, thanks for glittering it up with us at inky impressions. Joey x

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  4. Lea this is so pretty. I love the tree. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes this week.

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  5. Gorgeous!!! Love that pleated green rosette!!! Thank you so much for linking it to Paper Issues! We featured you today! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/11/cozy-christmas-card.html

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  6. Gorgeous card, love it. Beautiful layering and textures. Love all the details - ribbon, lace, twine, bells, pin, button, pearls, glitter... lovely vintage card thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. So pretty Lea. Love that tree with the glittery snow... and the ornament is lovely. :o)

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  8. This is gorgeous Lea! Such pretty layout and beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

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  9. saw this over at PI and just had to come over and say how super cute this is! I love the tree!!!

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  10. OMG! Your card is just adorable! Love every tiny bit of it!!! Thank you for playing along with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

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  11. Great card! I love all of wide variety of elements and especially the way you layered your tree! Best, Jen, GD at Top Tip Tuesday

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  12. Goodness gracious this is just gorgeous, of course we are always so glad when you join our little challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Sure hope you join us again tomorrow!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

    I have candy if you collect!

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  13. Fabulous card and such gorgeous details.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  14. GORGEOUS! I always get inspired here... Thanks for making all these cool projects! :-)

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  15. Dear Lea, I Just arrived at you blog. I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

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  16. Hey Lea! Thanks for linking this up to the Championing Award Medallions challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  17. Lea, I just discovered your blog and I love it! I am going to feature this card on my Fab Five Friday post this week!

    I am from Helena and so happy to feature someone from Montana!

    Linda

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  18. Lea love your card! You did an absolutely wonderful job!!

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  19. Wow this card is awsome!!!!! I can't say anothere thing! Loveee it! Thanks for sharing! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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