So, back to the kit we go!
This kit was perfect timing for my annual Christmas card projects. I pull out all the laces and flowers and pearly bits I don't usually use during the year and it resets my brain. Also, I like the sound of my sewing machine and pretty much only use it on non-clothing projects. Although, I did make about 8 pairs of flannel lounge pants one year... but I digress.
For the first wooden ornament, I traced it on the back of the Vintage Saga paper and cut it out a little outside my pencil lines. I used a sharp blade to cut most of the holes out knowing I'd be able to clean it up once glued to the ornie.
To make things a little easier, the second wooden ornie was glued to the back of the musical papers *then* cut out (once dried). I knew I'd use a gold Dresden scrap to mimic a metal ornament cap so no other cutting was necessary. I poked the hole with a pen tip, which pushed the excess paper through the hole neatly. I used White Adhesive Foam to raise the ornaments off the card surface. I love the dimension with these cards!
I lined up the "uplifted gates" gates text with the ornament shape and paired it with the Harp Charm and the angel paper. It works!
The mix of Flat-Back Pearls came handy to give it more details. I dotted the pearl location and used a bit of wax to pick up the pearls and place them on the glue dots.
More of the pretty papers inside, too!
I love how this ornament came out. Once the musical paper was dried and cut out, I used fine sandpaper to clean up the edges, and a brown brush marker to even out the edge color. I trimmed a piece of Mixed Roses Dresden Scraps and adhered over the musical paper with a thin layer of Mod Podge (on the back of the roses, that is).
I used the Cotton Lace on both cards. This one has two strips sewn back-to-back to appear wider. Vintage green velvet ribbon from my stash topped the sewn edges for a pop of color.
The Wooden Cut-Outs - Numerals 25 got a watery coat of iridescent paint for just a hint of gold.
Thanks so much for your visit today! You can find all the wonderful Alpha Stamps supplies I've used HERE.
Happy holidays, friends!