Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More round coaster fun!

As my regular readers know, when I find something I like I can't just let it go, so you all probably expected me to come back today with yet another coaster ornament card, right? Well, I would hate to disappoint, so here it is.

For this card I covered the coaster with a piece of Notations No. 2 designer series paper. This grid paper would make an excellent background on a Christmas card for a teacher, but since Stewie is home schooled (hee hee!) I have no teachers to make cards for, so I decided to make a card with more general appeal.

I used the In The Spotlight retiring hostess set to stamp two five petal flowers on real red card stock in real red ink and punched them out with the five petal flower punch. I also punched the five petal flower from certainly celery card stock to serve as leaves. I layered all three pieces and attached them together using a gold brad. I then used the retiring spring bouquet flower punch (What was SU thinking? This punch is awesome!) to punch out smaller versions of the five petal flower from real red and certainly celery card stock, layered these and also attached the pieces using a gold brad.

I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting from the All Holidays set in versamark on whisper white card stock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then hand trimmed the card stock to resemble a tag and layered it onto a piece of real red card stock. I attached the tag to the "ornament" slightly askew so that it would be straight on the card after I adhered the ornament to the card base. I then attached the three flowers to the ornament using dimensionals. I finished the ornament off with a round tab attached with gold brads and decorated with some white taffeta ribbon.

I used white craft ink with my retiring Aida background (this is another retiring stamp that, along with Linen, has me scratching my head) to stamp the certainly celery card base and attached the ornament to the base using a glue stick. And there you go, another ornament card.

I also had to show you another round chipboard coaster card that is not an ornament but is going to be one of the cards I send out this year. As you know, I am still working on cards, so I really need cards that I can put together very quickly.

This card was inspired by a card I saw on SCS that used a round coaster and the retiring City of David set. I loved this idea so I ran with it and came up with a card that is quite different and, I think, my own.

The base is creamy caramel and the sentiment is stamped in chocolate chip. The not quite navy mat is a 3/75" square. I stamped the city image on the coaster in chocolate chip ink and sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink as well. I sponged the center o the coaster with creamy caramel ink. Finally, for a bit of sparkle, I used the zig painty to add gold to the star, as well as the roofs of Betlehem.

I love the juxtaposition of this very traditional themed set with the non-traditional colors. I think this will make the card stand out in any display!

3 comments:

dd2njoy said...

They are both gorgeous Diane!! Those coasters are really neat!

Sue Duffy said...

Love the ornament using the Round Tab Punch, Diane! How clever - am I going to have to order round coasters. now? TFS

Juliann said...

I seen that coaster on splitcoast and thought man that would look good on a card! No need to cut! Well done Diane, it does look good on a card!