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



  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

  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 *~*

  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

  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!
    Word Art Wednesday

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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

  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!