Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Cheer

Extending the holidays by spreading a little bit more holiday cheer with my new card today. Sorry I've been neglecting my blog. I had calendars to make for Christmas presents and it consumes my life. I didn't start until December because once I start it takes over all other craft projects until they are done. I still have four more I would like to do but there's no real pressure to get them done like the last 12 I did. 

For today's card I took a piece of patterned paper and inked the edges with distress ink and an ink blender. I then sprayed that whole piece with water and gold Perfect Pearls. The semi white corner die cuts were cut out using my Cricut. I added a little bit of green to them to have them blend with the paper. The center piece is Bazzill cardstock that I stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed the Hero Arts stamp with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I made the strips of glitter by adhering the double sided tape to the card front and then pouring glitter over the exposed side.

The poinsettia die cuts are out of a rusty red color specialty paper that I inked and sprayed with the gold Perfect Pearls by Ranger. The die cut is by Prickley Pear. After I die cut a bunch of them out I bent the edges to make them look crimped. The centers are made up of the micro beads or the dew drops or these gold metal dots with adhesive on them by The Paper Studio. 

I hope to back up and running full force after this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.





Challenges:
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/- Anything holiday related
http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/- Anything goes
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/- Anything goes
http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/- Christmas
Digi stamps 4 joy- Anything goes
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/- Anything goes
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/- Anything Christmas
http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/albc-christmas-cheer.html- Christmas Cheer
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.co.uk/- Christmas
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.com/- Christmas
http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.be/- Christmas
http://feelingcraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/- Christmas
http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.com/- Christmas
http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.com/- Christmas

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, love the embossing! The micro beads in the middle of the poinsettias look great too.

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  2. Cindy this card is elegant and very beautiful.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin

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  3. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Gunn:)

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  4. Oh that is so beautiful, love the flowers and the colors and the fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  5. This is so fabulous Cindy! This is so awesome! Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps and we hope you are enjoying The Holiday Blitz. There is still time to play so, go ahead and show us some more. Hugs, Dangina

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  6. First off 'Merry Christmas'.... Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 84 - Anything Goes.

    What a stunning card. I really love the vintage feel to this make. The layout is perfect and the papers are beautiful. So much texture in the flowers and the glitter backing to the sentiment finishes the card wonderfully.

    This is the last Challenge of the year, as well as the last 'weekly challenge'. As of the 7th January, we will be going to Monthly Challenges and I hope you will join in with plenty more of our challenges in 2014.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

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  7. Ta carte est très jolie. J'aime les couleurs et l'ambiance traditionnelle.
    Merci de ta participation.
    SylvieG - DT Fairies

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  8. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing it at Little Red Wagon!

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  9. Beautiful creation, Thanks for sharing with us at BMC.
    Hugs Julie x

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  10. beautiful card love the flowers!
    Thanks for playing along in our Holiday Blitz challenge at Loves Rubberstamps

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  11. Beautiful card ! Thank you for joining us at Card and scrap !
    Hjørdis DT

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  12. How gorgeous! Super entry this time at Divas, thanks for sharing, Jx

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  13. très jolie carte !! merci pour ta participation à fairies challenges

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  14. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 130,000 Page View Give-Away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.}
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  15. Such a beautiful card! :-)

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge. Good luck!

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  16. Fabulous card.
    Thanks for joining us as Diva's hugs Jayne

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  17. Wow, beautiful card...it's so wonderfully elegant. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

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They lift me up and brighten my day.
Cindy