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NYC Twinkle Ornament – jkcards

NYC Twinkle Ornament

Ahh… Sunday. I slept in a little this morning, I’m not a fan of it but you need it ever so often! Yesterday was a very fun day indeed! Sandy and I headed into Manhattan around 10:00, there was some traffic so it took us about an hour and a half to get in. I did manage to squeeze into a parking space just down the block from The Ink Pad and we stopped there first so Sandy could meet Barbara and Jane and do a little shopping. Barbara recommended that we go to Elephant and Castle (which happens to be a stop on the London Underground!) for lunch. We had a delicious brunch and it was a nice, typically tiny NYC restaurant. From there we headed over to the Mama Elephant 3rd Birthday and Holiday Release Party. I got to meet and chat with all of the nice people from Mama Elephant and they were awesome. Simon Says Stamp had sent a few people too and I got spend some time speaking to the lovely Kathy from The Daily Marker.

Me & Kathy Mama NYC

She showed me some fun new techniques and mentioned that she has been seeing Michael’s projects for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge on Instagram. Mama Elephant also had lots of stamp sets and dies for sale including some of their new Holiday release so I picked up a few things! They had raffles and The Ink Pad had given them a Gift Certificate so they were nice enough to let me pick the number and give it to the winner! After the event was over Sandy and I headed over to The High-Line and then took a walk through Chelsea Market before setting off for the car and heading home. What a nice way to spend a Saturday!

My card for today features one of the new stamp and die sets from the release and I LOVE it! The card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the frontΒ covered in a piece of Basic Black. My background is a piece of Neenah Desert Storm. I stamped the branch from the Mama Elephant Twinkle Towns Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow for the needles and Soft Suede for the branch. The branch is filled in with a Copic. My ornament and NYC skyline is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Solar White 80lb and cut out with the coordinating die. I colored it in with Copics and then stamped the string and bow in Encore Silver Metallic before adhering the ornament to the card with Foam Tape. The greeting is from the same die set and is cut out from some Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. I adhered them to each other a little offset and then to the card with 2-Way Glue. To give the illusion of lights I adhered a few Pretty Pink Posh Silver and Red Sequins in the branch. I LOVE that little NYC scene in the ornament, how perfect for the day yesterday! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and I thank you so much for stopping by! Have a sensational Sunday! πŸ™‚

NYC Twinkle Ornanment-WM

NYC Twinkle Ornament Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Twinkle Towns Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb, 80lb and Desert Storm (Neenah) and Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Twinkle Towns Creative Cuts (Mama Elephant)

Embellishments: Silver and Christmas Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape, 2-Way Glue and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

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18 Replies to “NYC Twinkle Ornament”

  1. OMG you wasted no time whatsoever! No stamping for me last night. I ate chinese food and crawled into bed. You wore me out, lol!

    1. LOL! Nope, I didn’t! Had to play with the set, I love that city scene! I had a great day with you and can’t wait to do it again! πŸ™‚

  2. What a fun fantastic card Justin! I hope the Ink Pad has all these great stamp sets and dies. I so miss having a local stamp store. Michael’s and JoAnn’s just don’t carry these great products. I guess I could get them all on line but some of the websites are really a pain in the neck to buy from. I should just give you a bunch of money and say “Justin, go buy me fun stuff”. LOL

    You are so lucky to have attended that Mama Elephant birthday and new holiday release party. How did you ever manage to get an invite? Never mind – I’m thinking it’s because you are so popular in the city. LOL Good for you. Have yourself a Superior Sunday, I’m going to make some chocolate chip cookies as a surprise for then the Hubs returns from his trip. Love ya – XO πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Grace! The release goes on sale on the 15th so they should have them! If there are any that you “must have” let me know and I’ll put them aside! LOL! I’d be happy to go and buy you some fun stuff!
      I did have a great time at the Release Party and it was so nice to meet the peeps from the company! Actually, anyone could have gone! I had a nice weekend! How do your chocolate chip cookies come out?! Love you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  3. Well what can I say?!!! This is gorgeous. I love the ornament with your favorite place, “NYC”, pic on it. I also love the tree branch, very realistic. So happy you had such a good day yesterday.

    1. Thanks so much Nancy! Yes, the stamp set is perfect for my trip into the city! Hope that you enjoyed your Sunday! πŸ™‚

  4. I love this! Great card for city folk, lol I love the sequins in the branch, a little pop of colour and sparkle. Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, off to prep the bird πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Lynne! The ornament is just perfect and I thought that the sequins looked a bit like lights! Happy Thanksgiving!! πŸ™‚

  5. That card is fantastic! You are just fabulously crafty!
    And yes, we will have those sets in very, very, very soon at The Ink Pad.

  6. OMG! This is gorgeus. I would love to get lost in your stash of cards. Cant wait to see your new goodies!

    My son did the Chicago Marathon today, finished in 3.34 hours. I couldnt even walk in in that time and he wasn’t even tired and slightly breathing heavy. The weather here is gorgeous, took my mom out for breakfast. I havent seen her in over a month, life is crazy.

    Yesyerday was craft day! Made a birthday card, with an Ai stamp I’ve been dying to use and got my Halloween cards made thanks to Memory Box dies and I finally used a SU stamp I bought in August. I also did online damage thru Stamers Annonymous, SU and Paper Smoochies. Now I patiently wait for my goodies to arrive.

    Have a good one!

    1. Thanks so much Linda! LOL! You would get lost in the stash of cards, there are way too many!
      WOW! Good for you son! Congrats to him! The weather here has been just perfect lately too and I’m loving it! Time does get away from us doesn’t it?!
      Isn’t it great to just get to have a crafty day and play with things that you have been meaning to use?! And more goodies! YAY! Hope that you enjoyed! πŸ™‚

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