The starting point for this card was the Merry Monday challenge #203 (Ombre and Glitter). It screamed for the new Emerald Envy Ombre Pad and Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder (both coming in the Stampin' Up! 2016 Holidays Catalogue). The card was designed around Mojo Monday Sketch #410.
Erica Cerwin had shown on her blog how to take the individual ink color out of the container to ink a background stamp and I thought it was a brilliant idea, so I had pinned in on the mental list of things to try. This card was the right time to do it, so I inked the Brushstroke background stamp that way.
Are you wondering how I created the top of my bauble? I thought the dog's bowl / flower bed (depends which side you use it) from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits might work - and it happened to be just the right size for my large circle. As for the hook, I spotted the swirly border from the Cheerful Tags Thinlits, which is meant to embellish the border of your tag. Isn't it perfect? And definitely better than trying to cut it by hand. As for the Silver paper, I used our regular Silver Foil paper for the hook and I had leftover super shiny silver paper from the Hello Life Project Kit (last year's catalogue, p. 131). You got quite a bit of paper left after poking out the hearts and I knew I could use it to die-cut or punch small stars or hearts, so I kept it with my foil papers. It has a different finish, as it's shinier.
A Metallic Doily was added behind the sentiment, plus a piece of 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper (love this product!), two white candy dots (sadly retired), and a bow made out of the 3/8" silk taffeta ribbon (coming as a ribbon combo in the Holidays catalogue). I added a little stars from the 2016-2018 In color Enamel Shapes at the bottom of the sentiment.
Stamps: Joyeuse année (Wonderful Year), Brushstrokes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Silver Foil
Envelope Paper: 2016-2018 In Color
Ink: Emerald Envy Ombre Ink, VersaMark
Accessories: Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder, Circle Framelits,
Cheerful Tags Thinlits, Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Envelope Punch Board, Metallic Doilies, Neutrals Candy Dots, 3/8" Silk Taffeta Ribbon,
2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Project Life Corner Punch