Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pretty Poinsettias

Hi, friends!  It's been quite some time since I've been able to get into my craft room to play along with challenges, but today I was able to do so and I am so happy!  I've got a fun and sparkly Christmas card to share with you...take a peek!

I decided to go with a traditional color scheme and add some gold for shine and sparkle.  I used stamps from STAMPlorations.  I started by stamping some texture with elements from the Holiday Artsy set, punching the pieces out, and adding sponging around the punched circles.  I then used a flower from the Eclectic Florals set as a poinsettia and added some leaves from the same set.  Gold sequins finished off the centers.

I then stamped the sentiment, found in the Holiday Artsy set, onto the deep red card stock and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I cut it out and then punched one side to create a banner.

These elements were layered onto a card base of patterned paper and finished with some gold elastic cording.  The shine was too hard to photograph without it laying face up, so that's why this photo looks a bit different.  But I do like the final effect!  What do you think?  I'd love for you to leave me a comment to let me know!

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  I hope that you like what you see, that you take some time for crafting today, and that you join in the fun with the challenges I'm linking with!  You can see the list of them below.  HUGS and MERRY stamping to you all! :)

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Linking up with these fabulous challenges~


Toni said...

Blingtastic! I like how the circles mimic the background swirls a lot

Lisa Elton said...

Very pretty Mynn, love the movement!!

froebelsternchen said...

A fabulous and lovely card! WOw!
Thank you for sharing it with us at
MOO MANIA & MORE Challenge!
Happy Advent to you!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Mynn
Gr Karin

Rosie said...

Wow, a wonderful card.

Thank you so much for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

Barb said...

Wonderful card with lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

Becky said...

This is so pretty MYnn

Artatag said...

This is so pretty - a wonderful card!

Meggi Bischoff said...

danke für die teilnahme bei baffies-kreativladen-shop-blog.

glg meggi

Jerrie said...

I love the colors you chose and your flair for card design. My eye is automatically drawn to your cards!

Deanne Saunders said...

Very pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HEART challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the sketch! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!