Sweater Ornaments

When I received the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, I took one look at the cream sweater sheet and the pinkish sweater sheet and immediately thought of Christmas sweater-like ornaments that I had seen on a beautiful tree in a boutique. I knew I would have to try making them with the Ornamental Envelopes stamp and coordinating dies.

Frist, I stamped Sahara Sand directly onto the cream sweater paper and the texture of the paper got lost among the ink. I cropped them out anyway with the dies and put them aside. Then I just used the die of the ornaments directly on the sweater paper and it looked better. I pulled the pinkish sweater paper out and did the same thing to add some color. I used yet another piece of the In Good Taste Designer Series paper, the light colored wood, as my backdrop. I loved how it turned out.

The colors listed on the DSP named Petal Pink as a coordinating color, but I found that Blushing Bride matched perfectly with the pink sweater paper so that's what I decided to use as my second layer for the card. I used the light colored wood paper from of the In Good Taste DSP as my backdrop for the ornaments, and I stamped a greeting from the Dove of Hope stamp set with Soft Suede ink. I love the sentiments from the Dove of Hope stamp set - especially given the state of our country at the moment. Peace, Joy, Love…I'll be using it a lot this Christmas. That same stamp set has a beautiful inside verse too, and I used that as well.

I'm thinking about using this card in a class I hope to have at my house soon. I'm going to ask for suggestions once I've had a chance to play with all of my Christmas goodies.

You can see the some of the supplies I used below, and if you don't have the In Good Taste DSP, click it or any other image to order from my online store - you won't be sorry, I promise!

Take care and happy crafting!

Kim Webb