The card base was Handsome Hunter cardstock, but Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, or Garden Green cardstock would look beautiful too. Just change your ink colors to match! I love that the cardstock, ink, ribbon, and embellishments all match each other in Stampin' Up!'s 4 Color Families and their In Colors.
When the vine from Baroque Motifs is used as I did today, it is reminiscent of a branch of a Christmas tree. I used Handsome Hunter ink. I also used the stamp set Delightful Decorations and Real Red ink. I punched the Joy ornament using the Ornament Punch and added a bit of Silver Stretch Cord as the hanger. Finally, I wanted to make the ornament shine, so I dabbed on Frost White Shimmer Paint using the Sponge Daubers.
Even simple cards can be beautiful.
- Make sure you wait until the ink dries or you will end up with a PINK ornament.
- Shimmer paint takes just a little bit longer than ink to dry, so allow time before you touch it.
- Wash shimmer paint from your sponges to extend the life of the sponge.
- Stamping the Baroque Motif vine so that part of it is off the page will increase the effect that it looks like a Christmas tree branch. (Do as I say, not as I do. )