Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Winter Anemone

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for The Flower Challenge theme to add leaves and the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge, which is Anything Goes.

I'm also joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is also Anything Goes.

I decided to go with a pink and gray for the flowers and used a light mint color in the background, going a little non-traditional for this Christmas card.

I love the delicate design of this stamp set.  I used Copic markers to color it from the muted pinks in the R80s.  I've had these markers almost since I first started learning to color with Copics four years ago but rarely use them. That is going to change - I love these pinks!  After the coloring was complete, I used a white gel pen for the ends of the stamen and die cut the image with the matching die.

On another panel of white I stenciled a design using a light mint color (which unfortunately looks a bit grayed out in the photos).  The panel was die cut then the word Merry was stamped in the upper right.  The panel was added to a white card base, then the rest of the sentiment was heat embossed in silver on a strip of gray and die cut with a label die.  The flowers were added with thin foam tape, as was the sentiment strip, then I used some silver embellies to finish things off.

Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it!  If you are celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, enjoy!  I am so grateful that my husband and I will be gathering with our local family members once was kind of a quiet Thanksgiving last year (yup, the fam can be a bit on the boisterous side lol!).

Take care!


Stamps:  Winter Anemone (Honey Bee), Holiday Scripts (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Slate (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Claire Nocturne and Morning Mist, Versamark
Other:  Winter Anemone die, Crystal Kaleidoscope Stencil (HB), Elegant Rectangle Stax die (MFT), Skinny Strips die (MFT), Crystal Collection-Night Sky (Little Things by Lucy's Cards)


Viv said...

Such a stunning Xmas card here Stef, just adore the stamp and colour combo too, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Darlene said...

Love your choice of colors Stef ... just BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Please stop in for a visit!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card and love the colors! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful. I love the soft colors of the pretty flowers.