Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Dangly Wooden Ornament Tent Card - Merry Monday #134

This week's challenge at Merry Monday is to create a card with ornaments in silver/grey and blue - what a fab challenge and such a pretty photo!  My new favourite thing at the moment is wooden shapes.  A while ago I bought a pack of PaperMania Create Christmas 'Words' wood shapes - there are ten shapes in the pack and one is an ornament.  All the shapes in the pack have holes - to me that means they're crying out to be dangled in an apertured tent card - so that's what I made!


First I coloured the wooden ornament using a blue Sharpie pen and Brushed Pewter Distress Paint for the hanger part of the shape and I set that aside to dry.  I glued the patterned paper panel to the front of a 5 1/4" square cream card base, cut out the circle aperture and cut a Very Vanilla CS circle frame to go around the aperture.  I glued a panel of polka dot embossed Very Vanilla CS inside the card so it shows through the aperture.  I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, die cut the label shape and attached the label to the card using silver brads.  I punched a 1 3/4" circle of Silver Glimmer Paper, glued that to the back of the ornament and added rhinestone gems to the centre of the ornament.  I punched a hole above the aperture, suspended the ornament using silver cord and I covered the hole with a silver snowflake shaped brad.  I added three Very Vanilla punched snowflakes and placed a rhinestone gem in the centre of each one.

Here's a close up view of the dangly ornament.

I love suspending elements so that they dangle freely within an aperture cut into a tent card - what I don't love is that tent cards have a tendency to collapse while on display.  To ensure my tent cards stay up I always add a connecting piece of CS cut and scored into a W shape.  This photo shows the card at a different angle so you can see the W shaped CS connecting piece.

I always write my message on the back when I've made a dangly tent card.  Here's the back of the card with a silver heat embossed sentiment and a strip of patterned paper.  I added a line drawn with a metallic silver Sharpie pen above the paper strip.  I covered the flap of the envelope with patterned paper to complete the card.

Stamps: SU! 'Joyful Christmas' set, Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer' clear set
CS: PaperMania square cream card blank, SU! Very Vanilla & Silver Glimmer Paper

Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Snow Day 'Flurries'
Ink: Encore Metallic Silver pigment ink, blue Sharpie pen, metallic silver Sharpie pen

Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, Spellbinder's 'Grommet Tags' die, Cuttlebug 5" x 7" 'Polka Dots' embossing folder, snowflake punches, circle punches, heat tool, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania Create Christmas Wooden Shapes 'Words' pack, Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, silver embossing powder, rhinestone gems, silver brads, snowflake shaped brad, silver cord

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Allison Kostiuk said...

What a beautiful card, Ruth! I love your hanging ornament, so pretty!

Rocky said...

Gorgeous card, I love how you always decorate the inside and envelope, it really finishes it off beautifully. Great tip about the 'W'.

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Ruth! Love the pretty paper and the way you've framed the hanging ornament! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the hanging ornament and the way you finished the back.

Windy Ellard said...

Awesome layout and all the details make this card beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Ruth! Love how you made your card inside & out! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Karren said...

This is such a cool card! I love the hanging ornament and your paper and embellishments really highlight it beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Nance Leedy said...

What pretty colors and papers--so rich and elegant. I love the suspended ornament--such great movement! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!