Of course, I have a box with Christmas ornaments and other decorations and I also have one more box – with origami ornaments. So if I’m decorating Christmas tree with origami, why don’t I use it for Christmas cards? It’s so much fun!
I was creating this card with three challenges in mind.
As my starting point I used a sketch by Beverley from CAS Colours & Sketches Sketch Challenge #177. I hope it’s okay to play along with a Christmas card…
My color scheme and the idea of putting lollipop inside the stocking come from Merry Monday #209 Inspiration Challenge.
And the idea with twine is from Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge.
My origami stocking resembles the shape of a tag and a bow with sentiment went in place of a star in the sketch. Initially I wanted to place a bow on top and a lollipop on the side, but it didn’t look ‘right’ for me and I swapped them finally.
I intentionally stamped sentiments and hearts on textured cardstock as if they were drawn on the snow or ice. I used metallic gel pens to add some accents.
Here is a closeup on this card to show you the details:
- Tuttle Origami paper – traditional prints
- DCWV textured cardstock – Pastels
- American Crafts textured cardstock – White
- Simon Says Stamp clear stamp set – Christmas
- Bakery Twine from Target
- Y&C gel metallic rollers
- Prismacolor colored pencils