Thursday, September 18, 2014

ornaments4Christmas {The Stamps of Life}

Hello friends! No matter the season, it seems I always have a Christmas card to share. By now though, it's becoming reasonable to start thinking about them. Can you believe Costco already has a whole aisle of Christmas decor and supplies?! Seriously - it's right next to the Halloween costumes. {Insert eye roll here.} It used to appear on store shelves the day after Halloween. . . but now, apparently September is appropriate. But I digress - 

ornaments4Christmas and moreornaments4Christmas are two new stamp sets from The Stamps of Life. I loved making fun Christmas ornaments with this stamp set, and its coordinating dies. I especially love die cutting the little ornament hanger from metallic cardstock. It looks so snazzy! 

I love the way the bold colors came together on this For You card. Colors make or break a Christmas card, in my opinion!

I chose some more fun colors for this next card. I cut the ornament from felt so that in theory, you could make this card, and the ornament could be removable, and placed on the recipient's tree! Fun, huh!? 

And last but not least - on this card I used a kraft and gold color combination. I like the contrast between the rustic and the glitzy look on this. It's just sort of unexpected. To add a finishing touch, I added some little clear dots with Tsukineko's new Irresistibles Pico Embellisher. I used the clear one, which I think is my favorite, but it comes in an array of colors too. You can draw or doodle with it, and the clear adds just a fun subtle touch. You can also get this same effect with a dimensional glaze, like Close To My Heart's Liquid Glass. 
There are lots of fabulous cards in the TSOL gallery for ornaments4Christmas - stop by and see them! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend! xoxo


Celeste Goff said...

Great cards!

Kiyandesu said...

Love these cards! My favorite is the kraft and gold combo. What did you use to make the dots?

Laura Williams said...

Kiyandesu . . . I will update my blog post with the info and link!!!! Shame on me for not doing that to begin with! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful crisp stamping Laura, great colours and pop!