Saturday, 15 April 2017

Inlaid Ornament

It's time to remind you to enter the April CAS Mix Up challenge!

I'm falling behind on getting Christmas cards made throughout the year so decided to do a Christmas card for my reminder card.

I spritzed my focal panel with some gold spray, stamped the pine branch and sentiment, and then die cut the ornament out of the panel, and two more times out of green shimmer and gold cs.

I stuck a piece of self-adhesive fun foam to the back of the panel with the adhesive against the panel - that made it easy to inlay the green ornament outline and pop in the gold pieces like a jigsaw puzzle.

I poked holes to run my gold cord through, taping it to the back of the fun foam, and then taped the whole piece to my card base.

It was hard to photograph the card and get the lovely effect of the gold spray so had to be happy to have just part of it shimmering - it's much better in real life.

You have until April 24th to get your CAS inlaid die cards linked to CAS Mix Up.  Remember to include some stamping as well as one other element from our list (mine is the gold spray).

I'm also entering my card in the Merry Christmas Challenge where the April challenge is "ornament".

Stamps - SU Ornament Pine branch, Rubber Soul joy
Ink - Memento Cottage Ivy
Paper - white cs, green and gold shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Simon Says Stamp Holly Ornament die, gold spray, fun foam, gold cord


  1. Wow...Susan your gold shimmery ornament really pops! I love your gold spray in the background, stamped pine bough and how you attached your gold cord...very clever. TFS my friend. Hugs...

  2. Susan, this is SO beautiful in gold! Your gold spritzing is gorgeous on this. I love how it blended into the pine branch. You did a great job photographing it too. I know that's not easy! I'm right there with you too- on being behind on Christmas cards.

  3. What a wonderful ornament die Susan - so pretty in the shiny green and gold! a beautiful inlaid die card design! Julia xx

  4. This is such an elegant Christmas card, Susan! I love the gold and green inlaid ornament and the gold spray! This is such a lovely Christmas card, my friend!

  5. Your gold and shimmery green inlaid ornament is gorgeous, Susan. Love it paired with the gold sprayed background. Very elegant. Great job with the stitching of your gold cord --- it looks like chain. xx

  6. I love this look and the clever way you put it all together ... particularly the fun foam mounted the way you did to make assembly easier.

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  8. the ornament is gorgeous in gold and green and I love the gold splatters:)


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