Monday, January 27, 2014

Merry Monday Ornaments

It's a Merry Monday day and this week it was my turn to choose the challenge.

I chose..... 


I had this ornament stamp in my NBUS stash and welcomed the opportunity to use it.


The ornaments were simply stamped in Encore Gold and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  All that remained was matting it with some of that gorgeous metallic paper (still available), a little dry embossing and some colored rhinestones.

I wish the photo showed the bright colors of the rhinestones, but I couldn't seem to capture them correctly.  The big one is bright red, not orange. LOL, don't you hate it when red turns orange?

I did it again on watercolor paper and decorated with gold beads and organdy ribbon.


Rudolph Days is on the 25th of each month.  This year, Sarn has challenged us to make 2 Christmas cards for each challenge.  Both need to be on the same post.

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is asking for DOUBLE EMBOSSING.  I have both heat and dry embossing on the first card although not on the same image.  I'm not sure if this is correct, but I'm going to enter there and see.

Christmas Card Challenge #9 is ANYTHING GOES.  So I'll hop over there.

We had so many beautiful cards entered in the gallery at Merry Monday last week.  Lots of people are getting started on that Christmas card stash.  It's never too early to start!

I hope you'll put an ornament or ornaments on a Christmas card and come join us.  You may end up being our next Guest Designer!

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Hanging Christmas Ornaments (Hero Arts), Many Merry Messages 
Ink:  Encore Gold
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Watercolor (?)
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Square Lattice EF, Colored Rhinestones, Gold Beads, Organdy Ribbon (JoAnn)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



48 comments:

Hettie said...

WOW! These are two beautiful cards and I can see why you like this stamp. Question is, how long have you not used it?
Hugs
xx

stampwithsandy said...

I can't beleive you never used this stamp before, Bonnie! It is just gorgeous and I love your gorgeous creations! It looks so pretty embossed in gold, and equally pretty with gold embellies and colored rhinestones.

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, so simply beautiful! Love the gold on ivory!

SARN said...

Hi Bonnie . . . thanks for entering these two golden beauties into Rudolph Day. LOVE THEM.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Faith A said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie, love the bling and ribbon

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

SIMPLY gorgeous!

Benzi said...

So beautiful, Bonnie. The gold embossing makes them so elegant.

Yes, I do hate when my colors change. And, I've discovered some are worse about it than others.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Loving your gold and white ornaments card, very elegant. I'm debating over stamped or die cut ornaments for Merry Monday. I did poinsettias for Rudolph. I hope he doesn't eat them!

Wendy said...

Both cards are simply gorgeous, Bonnie! I love how you embossed this image and adding a rhinestone to each ornament! These cards much sparkle in the light! Beautiful job! Have a great week ahead and you stay warm as well. :)

Bobby said...

What's better than gorgeous? I don't know so I just have to say it loud - GORGEOUS!!

Karren said...

Beautiful. Simple yet stunning cards, Bonnie. Great challenge choice, too, by the way.

Kathleen said...

Two really beautiful cards, love the gold embossing and the fabulous bow on the second card.

Kath x

Heather G said...

I love both of these cards and wish I had that stamp! It's turns a simple card into a gorgeous one. Thank you for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.
PS and I've experimented with every light bulb I can buy and still can't get my colors to look as vibrant as they do in person.

Kristie Goulet said...

Sheer perfection, Bonnie! Love the gold embossing on the ivory base! Stunning!

KayM said...

Oh stunning cards Bonnie! The gold embossing looks wonderful and I love the pretty bow on the second one. Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I have enjoyed spending the month with you at Merry Monday! Such a lovely group!!

Karen D said...

What a wonderful stamp, it's so detailed and delicate. Fabulous embossed gold. Such stunning cards Bonnie. :-)

Deborah Frings said...

I think your card is just fab - love the textured background and the gold ornaments! The touch of sparkle from the gems is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

LeAnne said...

These are just perfect! The ornaments are detailed enough to stand on their own with that gorgeous gold embossing....and I love the second one, with the gold ribbon! Gorgeous!

jimlynn said...

Both are stunningly gorgeous!!! Love the addition of the gems on that first one and that gorgeous ribbon on the second! Beautiful!!!
Lynn

Mynnette said...

Both of these are amazingly gorgeous! LOVE the bits of color in the bling! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

Greta said...

Fabulous use of that stamp, Bonnie! I especially love the second card--so beautiful & elegant!

Katie Melhus said...

Golden Gorgeousness, Bonnie! Love both of these cards :)

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous...as always! Love both of them but my fave is card 2...that bow is a treat!

Doris said...

WOW! You've done it again, Bonnie! The foil paper, the embossing and the gems all add that extra special touch. The gems showed up red on my iPad, not orange. The gold embossing powder you chose looks very fine and brings out the details. Beautiful!

Borqna said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie! Bravo!
Good luck!

Aileen said...

Love your ornaments in the gold with just a few little pops of colour. It's so effective. x

Susan said...

I love both versions of your card! Great choice you made for the theme for this week's Merry Monday - I love cards with ornaments so will look forward to making one for the challenge.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, what a gift to get two cards from you, Bonnie! Your collection of bejeweled golden ornaments are just divine!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Bonne, and so elegant with vanilla and gold. I love the touches of colours too :).

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards, Bonnie. Very elegant. They look so different even though it is the same stamp, and what a beauty too!

Sandy said...

Wow -these are gorgeous cards Bonnie. Now I jut have to have this stamp. I am not too good when it comes to embossing. I just tried with a small ornament stamp I have and it really did not turn out well at all. I do love your cards!
Sandy

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous! Love that gold!! And the pops of bling and ribbon add fun and festive-ness....is that a word?? ;-) LOVE.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Bonnie, I love the ornament image, it's fabulous. Your cards are very elegant and beautiful, I love the peach bow! Different for Christmas which I like. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Jean Straw said...

Your cards are gorgeous, I love the stamp you used and it looks great simply embossed in gold. Great embellishments too.
Jean x

Deepti said...

Bonnie these are so so so stunning, love the gold embossed ornaments :) superb addition of the gold ribbon too

Patti said...

Very elegant and beautiful in gold.

Joni said...

Very elegant. I really like this card.

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. Love the gold. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

These gilded beauties really struck me! I cannot remember if I commented on them or not. For some reason, I cannot scroll down in a comment box now (thanks, Blogger), so I can't even double check.

Sometimes, when I see a post thru email, I comment in my head (LOL) and by the time I make it to a blog, I'm not sure if I typed the words, or just thought them.

Shelia said...

These are both gorgeous!! Love the ornaments embossed in gold on the cream CS.

Lori said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Bonnie! I love them both :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Very elegant card. Love the embossing with the background

CraftyViolet said...

I love both of these cards. I just have to ask what company made that stamp? I love it and would love to own it. I just got my card finished for the Merry Monday challenge. Nothing like waiting until the last moment.

Susan Joyce said...

Both cards are gorgeous Bonnie and very elegant, love all the embossing.

Danielle Vincent said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie. LOVE that elegant color combo. A terrific theme to pick and two amazing cards. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT.

Judy1223 said...

Bonnie, I have always loved that Hero Arts ornament stamp...so glad to see it again and so beautifully embossed in gold! Two wonderful cards, Bonnie!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Congrats on your Honorable Mention at 52 Christmas Card Countdown!!!

Daria said...

A timeless beauty. So simple and elegant. TFS.