Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Merry Christmas

Hi everyone!

I can't believe how quickly Christmas is approaching!  I have been busy finishing up my shopping and hope to put up our Christmas tree this weekend.  The outside of our home is decorated and looking quite festive.

I found a little time to stamp and was glad to ink up the Bells & Boughs set.

I started by stamping the poinsettias and greens in StazOn Black on a piece of Shimmery White paper, which was cut from a Spellbinders Labels Nine #6 die.  Using Prismacolor pencils and gamsol I colored the image.  I stamped A Merry Christmas at the bottom in VersaMark and embossed it with gold embossing powder and a heat gun.  The image was popped from a piece of Deck the Halls Designer Paper, which was mounted to a piece of Cherry Cobbler.

I added the Offray 1/4" metallic gold ribbon and some Kaiser rhinestones in wine.  Everything was mounted to a Soiree petal shimmer card

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Here is a close up of the image.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Bells & Boughs
Paper:  Memory Box Soiree Petal Shimmer Card, Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls Designer Paper, Shimmery White
Ink:  Image - StazOn Black, Poinsettias & Greens - Prismacolor Pencils in Blush, Crimson Lake, Limepeel and Olive Green; Sentiment - VersaMark with Gold EP 
Accessories:  Offray 1/4" Metallic Gold Ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones in Wine, Spellbinders Labels Nine #6, Bow-Easy, Gamsol
Techniques:  Embossing
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Ellen Whyte said...

Poinsettias are my mum's fave flowers this time of year!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

At first glane I thought you had made a very vintage card. Love the poinsettias. The background and text look very vintage. Another great card.
- Joy

Becky said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors.

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and beautiful card donna.
thank you for all those beautiful reaction's.

greetings karin

Betty said...

It is beautiful. Pointsettias was my Mothers favorite flower.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
Always amazes me how a bit of bling can make a card look that much better. I like the layering you did for this card.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I like your coloring and how the image looks on the die cut.

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, your card is so pretty. I love the pink flowers and the darker pink background. Very nice.

I've just started a challenge blog and I'd love for you to share this in my Word Art Wednesday challenge blog.

Have a great day!

Rizzi said...


Carrie Sampsel said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the gold ribbon and this set is one of my favorites.

Pam~ said...

Love what you did with this stamp ... gorgeous! I wish I had gotten this set. A very festive and pretty card!

Anonymous said...

poinsettias are RED! Not pinkish.

Connie B. said...

Love the prettiness of your Christmas card. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so pretty! I love the color of the leaves...looks just like a real flower!

KER said...

beautiful the colors you chose

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, thank you for sharing your art at my challenge blog, Word Art Wednesday!

Have a great day!
Merry Christmas

Rhonda Langley said...

Another stunning Christmas cards! Guess I need to get out my pencils and actually use them?

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