November 14, 2020

A SINGLE GOLDEN RING

When I first saw the Gold Hoops Embellishments on page 156 of the Annual Catalog I must admit I was quite intrigued. They looked classy classy classy. Measuring 2 1/8" in diameter, I needed to add them to my new catalog stash. 

Unfortunately they did sit there on my work table for a few months since I wasn't sure what to do with them. They were so fine and I kept worrying myself about how I was going to attach them to a project.

When the October Paper Pumpkin arrived with all the lovely Christmas-y card stuff, I suddently had a lightbulb moment. I took one of the stamps that came with the kit, the pretty flower, and stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. I then proceeded to color it in with my Stampin' Blends in Light Cherry Cobbler, Dark Call Me Clover and Dark Daffodil Delight. 

After my coloring was done, I tried mightily to fussy cut the image. There were little berries on thin stems. Leaving a bit of white around those portions, I did not like the results. At all. Trimming off the berries (!), I was satisfied, and thought the flower would look gorgeous on one of the rings, like a little holiday wreath.

Of course, the wreath needed some greenery too! So, from Shaded Spruce cardstock, I used the evergreen branches from the Sounds of the Season (jingle bells) dies set and cut two of the small and two of the large branches.

I adhered the greenery to the back side of the flower/leaves. 


As I had mentioned, I wanted to add this little arrangement to one of the golden hoops. But how? 

Well, before I got that far, I wanted to have a backdrop for the wreath. So I ran a large tag through my diecut machine inside the Tasteful Textile embossing folder (page 185 of the Annual Catalog). I'd just recently gotten this embossing folder and hadn't had a chance to play with it at all. Embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock with it, I was truly pleasantly surprised at the result. It looks exactly like a piece of fabric. It turned out to be the perfect piece to feature my little wreath.


After sort of placing everything together to see how it looked, I ended up putting Stampin' Dimensionals on the top and the bottom of the back of the flower to straddke the hoop. Holding the hoop in place, I attached the hoop to the embossed piece with the Stampin' Dimensionals. There! That took care of the bottom of the hoop.


A closer look at the main portion of the card:


I held two pieces of baker's twine, a Cherry Cobbler and a white/metallic gold, together and tied a bow. I attached the bow to the top of the hoop and to the embossed piece with a couple of glue dots, folding them to hide them from view. Yay! Now the whole hoop was held in place!


When I finished up the card by adding a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, some Shaded Spruce cardstock, all popped up on a Whisper White card base, I felt it still needed something. The perfect something turned out to be a 1/4" strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock at the top of the banner to balance out all the Cherry Cobbler. 


Golden
Smiles.













21 comments:

  1. What a great use of those gold hoops!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. They stumped me for awhile, but they're so classy, I'm determined to get more use out of them!

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  2. Wow! Such a great idea! I think I would buy a little frame and put it out as a Christmas decoration since it's so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing Linda!

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I actually set my cards all around my house as seasonal decor. This one will join all the others.

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  4. I love seeing what you create Linda! This hoop is beautifully incorporated. What a lovely card! I'm visiting from the Tuesdays with a Twist linkup today. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Marielle! I hope you visit sometime soon again!

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  5. That's so pretty. I'm sorry that your fussy cutting got too fussy but it all turned out rather beautifully in the end!

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  6. Such a lovely card, really! Love the ring and the color choices. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  7. Such a darling card, Linda.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Naush

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving Linda! Beautiful card and featuring when my party opens up tonight!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  9. I love this Linda! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday!

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