Monday, September 16, 2013

Merry Monday Golden Ornament

The prompt for Merry Monday this week makes me think of chocolate covered cherries wrapped in gold foil.  Here's my take on it....



And here's the challenge....


Now let's see what you can do.

Then bring it over to Merry Monday.  And while you're there, be sure to check out the Design Team's cards.  I've seen them and they're gorgeous!

Here's a close up of the ornament.



All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes, Small Script (retired)
Ink:  Encore Gold, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer
Other:  Gold EP, Holiday Ornaments Framelit, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Square Lattice EF, Kars Snowflake EF (Cuttlebug)

I used some cardstock and ribbon snippets on this card so I'm going to Pixie's Crafty Workshop to play in the playground.  Did I see something about Lynn bringing a dancing pig? I've gotta see this!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge says EMBOSS IT!!!  I've heat embossed the ornament and dry embossed 2 panels.  I love embossing.  What, you hadn't noticed?

I'm busily trying to get ready for my first Christmas Stamp Stack of the year.  I always wonder if I'll get everything done in time.  I had to rework one card after I covered my hands and the card with ink.  LOL, what a mess!  Here's a peek at what we'll be doing.



Lesson learned-sponge ink on vellum don't use markers!

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!

33 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

Bonnie, your ornament card is to die for! So beautiful and elegant. And that bow, wow! TFS your stamp a stack cards too. I have yet to figure out what I'm doing for mine!

Marybeth said...

Love your shimmery ornament ,very pretty! All the Christmas cards are beautiful Bonnie.
I hate that when I ruin a card with ink from my hands.

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, I NEED a tutorial on how you made this gorgeous bow!! So pretty.
This is truly a CAS piece of art. Beautiful!
Dancing pigs........
Lynn

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the ornament.

Laura Sterckx said...

Very pretty Christmas card! I love the color scheme and all of the embossing you did! I especially love the snow! :)

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous card samples for your class. I see a couple I might have to CASE myself!!!

KatheD said...

Bonnie, your ornament card is stunning and your stamp-a-stack cards are great, too - I want to recreate all of them!

Diane said...

Lovely and elegant....and your Christmas stack is gorgeous as well!!!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous ornament. I love it in gold.

Aileen x

Cynthia said...

Ah, so beautiful! LOVE the rich colors. Very dramatic! :-) And I love the sneak of the other cards too. That looks like so much fun!!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Bonnie-so classy and the touch of red is perfect :)
Your collection of cards look fabulous-beautiful designs.
Nessa xxx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous ornament Bonnie, I LOVE all of the embossing! Your stack of cards looks fantastic too. TFS the vellum tip, I mainly paint on mine with twinkling H2Os :) Cathy x

Greta said...

Love that snowflake EF in the background--haven't seen that one. Gold is one of my favorites & so is this beautiful card, Bonnie!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Your ornament card is gorgeous!!! I love all the shimmer from the gold embossing and the glimmer paper. Of course, you had me a chocolate covered cherries ... yum! :)

Your class cards are beautiful and your students are a lucky bunch to be making these!!! Fabulous designs. Thanks for the tip about sponging vellum ... I was just thinking yesterday about coloring vellum and I was going to use my markers - you've saved me a lot of grief!! Thanks again, my friend! Loll xx

Karen D said...

Bonnie your card is so luscious. The ornament is so beautifully designed, it should be on a tree!
Gosh your students are in for a treat, your Christmas Stack cards are divine.

I hate those pesky inky fingers too!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I have been admiring it since seeing it on the private blog! These colors also remind me of chocolate covered cherries with a touch of sparkle!
Your cards for your SAS are gorgeous, my friend! I'm sure your customers will be very happy with making them....I would be!!!
Have a great week! :)

MaryH said...

Just love it, and it did put me in mind of Chocolate covered cherries. Love how you combined the SU mesh EF with our fav Kars. A really nifty look, and perfect with your gaw-jus ornament. Sure wish I could come to your 'party'. Those cards look so lovely. Sigh. TFS & Hugs

Karren said...

What a stunning card, Bonnie! The ornament is so rich-looking and that bow is just gorgeous.

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, such a stunning card. Perfect take on the photo inspiration, and so tempting to join in with Merry Monday.

It's early morning here in the UK and I almost choked on my first cup of tea of the day at the vision of a dancing pig in the Playground - hilarious. Once I'm showered and dressed I'll be scouting round the Playground looking for little trotters flying :)

Hugs, Di xx

Mary said...

Bonnie, love everything about your card. The embossing folders layered really bring everything together. Simply elegant....All I can say is OHHHHHHH AHHHHHH...Beautiful!

Karen Petitt said...

I do love my visits to your blog Bonnie because I know I am going to find something very elegant and beautiful to see and I'm not disappointed tonight - stunning creations. I just can't imagine you with mucky fingers lol! x

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the snow embossing folder that you used and the glitter around the ornament. Perfect touch :)

KayM said...

Oh your card is lovely Bonnie! The two different kinds of embossing looks wonderful! Your stack of Christmas cards are amazing!

Benzi said...

Did you have to say chocolate covered cherries? I LOVE them at Christmas. Anytime would really be good but I try to hold off until the holidays. KWIM? The scales don't like when I eat those. LOL

Your card is a beauty. What a gorgeous ornament...so shiny.

I can imagine the mess you had on your hands. Those stash of cards is super...great sneak peek. Have fun!!!

scrappymo! said...

Love this elegant card...would love a tutorial on that beautifully opulant bow!

Hettie said...

Wow! What a stunner of a card and all those ones at the bottom of your post. You have been a busy girl haven't you? Yes cherry chocolates would be most welcome here right now!
xx

Lesley said...

Such a pretty card this week, Bonnie. I love the ornament and the embossing. I adore the stack of cards you have shared too. That poinsettia card is STUNNING! I think I "need" that stamp!!! LOL!
Hugs,
Lesley

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is so pretty Bonnie, I love the different textures and the beautiful ornament.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous and elegant to say the least! Love the sparkle and texture but your bow is over the top stunning! Love it! Looks like an amazing class you have prepared! Thanks for the peek!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Bonnie, stunning card and great use of colours taken from the inspiration photo. Love your set of cards too. Elizabeth xx

Margaret Moody said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love the mix of textures and the beautiful ornament!

Susan Joyce said...

Wow! I Love your gold ornament Bonnie, fabulous elegant Christmas card. I like your other cards too, can I come over and stamp with you. LOL.

Patti said...

This is so elegant Bonnie. I'm with you; embossing rocks (both wet & dry)!