Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Joyful Christmas

Hi there!  So glad you came by to take a look at my card!  It's one that I've made for three challenges-the White on White color challenge at The Paper Players, the inspiration photo at Inspired By All the Little Things, and the sketch challenge at Fab Friday.

PP 370

FF 125

Inspired by these challenges, I decided to use a well loved Christmas stamp set that I hadn't used in a few years.  The large poinsettia in the Joyful Christmas set is so lovely and I thought it would work well as the focal point in the sketch.  I stamped and heat embossed three flowers on vellum, which were fussy cut, brushed with Clear Wink of Stella and set aside as I created the base.

A panel of white card stock (previously sprayed with Shimmer spray and dried) was embossed with the Holly embossing folder, wrapped with some lace trim (acquired years ago at Joanne's), then adhered to a white card base with foam tape.  Silver Nuvo drops were added to the embossed "berries" to provide a bit more contrast but still staying neutral.  I let those dry overnight, then layered the fussy cut poinsettia in the center.  I actually had to replace the small center layer because I tried to add Silver Nuvo drops in the middle that decided they wanted to become as one on the slippery vellum ha ha!  So, with the new layer in place I decided to add a few Basic Pearls.

My intention with this card is to use it as a Christmas card but it occurred to me it would also work equally as well as a winter wedding card with the lace trim.  I intentionally did not include a sentiment on the front, instead I will add something on the card interior when it's time to send it.  I think in the close up below you can see some of the shimmer on the poinsettia.  IRL the whole card just sparkles!

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, it's always so appreciated!  Above I've added links to the challenges, so please be sure to head over to them and enjoy all the amazing inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Joyful Christmas (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Vellum
Ink:  Versmark
Other:  Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Tonic Nuvo Silver Lining Crystal Drops, Holly embossing folder (SU), Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), Clear Wink of Stella, Lace Trim, Paper Snips, Basic Pearls


stampwithamyk said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the white on white and your lacy trim is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Heather said...

Oh gosh - super elegant and gorgeous! Love that embossing on vellum, your bloom looks ethereal! Love the little scatters of silver pearls, too, and you've made that lace sing! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, this is lovely! I adore embossing on vellum and you've chosen the perfect stamp set for this technique. That layered poinsettia is gorgeous and the embossed background adds the perfect amount of texture. It's a winter wonderland in a card--just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful embossed poinsettia. Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE this! had to PIN IT:))) Thanks for playing with us at Inspired By!
I'm a #NUVOdropjunkie, so... I ADORE your added Silver lining drops.

Wanda Cullen said...

Way to rock the multiple challenge in this beautiful design! Love the white on white! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By!

Doris said...

what a gorgeous card! I especially like your use of the WOS on the vellum. After exploring your previous posts, I am now a subscriber. All your cards are beautiful.

Amanda Mertz said...

So elegant! You did a fantastic job of the white on whire and still having tons of texture and interest. The flower is a show stopper for sure! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Beautiful card! I really love all the Nuvo drops on the background. It really adds to it, but the flower takes center stage!