Well today I have a Christmas offering for you. I can hear some of you groan, but if i don't start early I will never get them finished. I barely manage anyway andIi always start early.
This Christmas sentiment from IndigoBlu is one of my all time favourite sentiments. I always feel it doesn't need much doing to it as it makes quite a statement all by itself.
For this card i decided to use Kraft card and ivory for contrast. So I stamped sentiment in versamark and embossed in ivory. I cut it out with a spellbinders die. I coloured the berries on holly, the ribbon, tiny leaves and the flowers on 'M' and 'C' with gold wink of Stella for some subtle bling.
I matted outer piece on ivory card, leaving a border all around, and stuck the middle layer on foam pads to add dimension. I matted it all again on craft card and attached to A5 sized ivory base card.
I then cut several layers fro the poinsettia die (spellbinders) in ivory and one large one in antique gold card. I layered them down and stuck to corner as shown. The centre part is achieved by dropping gold seed beads onto glossy accents. I embellished it further with some pearl swirls from Creative expressions.
In the opposite corner I added a small holly accent again spellbinders die which i inked with gold wink of Stella. The card was finished by adding some pearls to the corners.
I hope you like my creation, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
IndigoBlu - Christmas in July
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - make it sparkle
lovely card Theresa... For the first time in years I haven't made a start on mine xReplyDelete
well i've only made a few. there will still be the mad rush in december xxDelete
Beautiful Theresa. I haven't started yet :( xxReplyDelete
you are a busy lady but i know you will manage xxDelete
Gorgeous Theresa, very elegant xxReplyDelete
thanks Lisa xxDelete
Gorgeous Card. Like the tip about the seed beads stuck with the glossy accents xReplyDelete
glad to be of help xxDelete
This is gorgeous .... I love the colour combination, so different from the traditional red and green. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge .... good luck! Linda xxReplyDelete
i'm really into kraft card at the moment. and i love it themed with white or ivory xxDelete
Lovely card, Theresa, very elegantReplyDelete
thanks Janet xxDelete
This is gorgeous, love the design and it is so elegant.ReplyDelete
thanks Linda xxDelete
Thanks for this lovely entry in the IndigoBlu Challenge and good luckReplyDelete
thanks Pauline xxDelete
Beautiful card, so elegant and sophisticated. Good luck for the challengesReplyDelete
thank you Elaina xxDelete
I'm in awe that you manage to do this whilst working ...impressive my lovely xxReplyDelete
thank you my friend xxDelete
Wow this is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining in over at fan-tastic Tuesday xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Theresa, so elegant and pretty.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Hi Theresa, beautiful card, this is one of my favourite colourways. It's laid out beautifully too. Thank you for joining us at Indigoblu this month, good luck.ReplyDelete
Nikki K. xx
thanks Nikki and i'm so chuffed i made the top 3 with this xxDelete
Ohh that is gorgeous! Love the dies you have usedReplyDelete
Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge
thanks Clare xxDelete
Kraft and white always looks so good! Love this. Thank you for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny xReplyDelete
thanks Jenny xxDelete