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December 16, 2014


Sparkly Ornament

This pair of cards are 2-of-a-kind, yet different. One base is green, the other red, and the frames are opposites too.

musical ornament Christmas cards, by Grace Baxter

Card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". I love red, white and green for Christmas. For a more modern twist, I decided to use a green that is not the true Christmas green, and a red that is more of a burgundy-raspberry. I just happened to have the right ribbon to accent the Music Ornaments.


White frame is 3.75"w x 5"h
The ornament shape is cut from Winter Wonderland at 1.82w x 1.96h.
"Joy" is 1.86w x 1.55h. All cuts were sized on the Gypsy.

Musical ornament card, closeup
The ornament shape was first cut from the white frame, then I added music behind the cut-out.

I created the music in PhotoShop and sized it down. It is the actual music from the Christmas carol, Angels We Have Heard on High.

To create the sparkly window, I used a special technique. 

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Musical ornament card, inside

Green Card

Inside, I repeated the ornament shape for the Bible verse, then I heat embossed the verse for shine and dimension.

For the card verse, I cut a shape from Elegant Edges, then printed my prepared Word verse onto the shape.

red musical ornament card, inside, by Grace Baxter

Red Card

For the red card, I kept the verse panel simple with a rectangular shape and embossed frame.

I used the same 1/4" embossing for the front panel of each card.

musical ornament card, by Grace Baxter

The "Joy" sentiment is cut from red foil cardstock and shadowed in the same green used for the card elsewhere.

The photos at right and below show the embossed borders on the white panels.

green musical ornament card, front

I am quite happy with the way these cards turned out.

I hope the recipients enjoy them!

Cartridges Used

Winter Wonderland - ornament and Joy
Elegant Edges - inside panel for green card

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1 comment:

  1. I am just finding this card, it is just perfect. I make the cards for my little church, this will be so nice to make for them!


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