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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

christmas and perfect partners

Hello again. I'm back with another Christmas card today. I am in a kraft card phase at the moment so I am predicting quite a few posts using this product.
I had bought these stamps and matching dies called Perfect partners by Sheena Douglass quite a few weeks ago and I was waiting for the right time to use them.


The main stamp is A6 in size and I decided to use it all in one piece. Probably I should have cut out just the central image but I liked the idea that like this it looked less perfect.
So I stamped it with versamark ink and embossed it in ivory. Then I distressed edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool. I matted it on ivory and kraft and attached it to base card.


Then I die cut the poinsettia, twigs, pine needles and pine cones. I then stamped them with the corresponding stamp using coffee archival ink.
However for the poinsettia I stamped with versamark and embossed with gold detail powder.
I then shaped them and layered them up as shown.


You can see that I used 4 layers for flower. Then I finished the card off with a few pearls.

And as usual I do hope you like this natural look, Theresa xx



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - stamp and punch/die cut
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - use a stamp and blog hop
Crafting from the heart challenge - anything goes
Craft your passion challenge - always anything goes
Word art Wednesday - anything goes




              

18 comments:

  1. This is a litle different using craft card and white stamping Theresa and is really pretty, and also the poinsettia looks great with the gold embossing and all the foliage. x

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  2. hello Theresa! WOW, this is gorgeous...luv the white on the kraft....stunning! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  3. I love Kraft card too and this is a beautiful Kraft Christmas card! Gorgeous design Theresa, love the stamp and the poinsettia arrangement is very pretty! Xx

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  4. What a stunning Christmas card, Theresa. I would LOVE to have you share this with us.....I wanted to stop by and invite you to play along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We have a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate up for grabs along with 14 other AMAZING prizes for our big celebration. I hope that you will stop by and link up with us for YOUR chance to win. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you for the invite Karen. I will come and play xx

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! This is so very beautiful!!! I just love the white on kraft! So amazing! :)

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  6. As always, this is absolutely stunning Theresa and I love the ivory embossing on kraft ~ it's always one of my favourite colour combinations! Thank you so much for joining us and playing along over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and hope you have a lovely weekend... Hugs xxx :)

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    1. thank you Emma. always love to read your comments. hope you have a fab weekend too, hugs xx

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  7. Such a gorgeous card, love how you have used kraft and gold.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for our special Blog Hop and STAMPtember Release !

    Jo x

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  8. What a fabulous monochromatic color scheme!! Beautifully done! Thanks for celebrating with us by sharing your card this week at Word Art Wednesday's 200th Challenge!

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