Saturday, December 17, 2011

Last Christmas Card and Two Challenges

Hi Everyone:  Well, I have done my last Christmas card for's been a blast.  I may have to do some more tags if I buy any more gifts.

My card today was based on 2 challenges, The Paper Players colour challenge and the Split Coast Stampers Free for All Challenge. 

Ann Schach over at the Paper Players has a great colour challenge using Gold, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.  Perfect for Christmas cards.

Over at Split Coast Stampers, Wendybell's challenge is Winter Flowers.  What says Winter Flowers more than Poinsettias. 
Stamps: Hello Doily (w – 122845, $21.95 p. 127, 2011-2012 IB&C), Build A Blossom (c-121994, $22.95, w – 121923, $31.95 p. 112, 2011-2012 IB&C), Tiny Tags (c-118592, $20.95, w – 118091, $27.95 p. 136, 2011-2012 IB&C)  
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wall Paper Embossing Folder, Versa-mark, Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Crochet Trim, Pearls, Vintage Trinkets, Blossom Petals Builder, Jewelry Tag Punch,

The Cherry Cobbler card stock was embossed and then distressed to give that vintage look and then to complete the look the doily stamp stamped on Brushed Gold and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The Poinsettia's petals were stamped using Versamark and embossed as well with the Clear Embossing Powder and punched out using the Blossom Petals Builder punch.  

Now I am off to wrap some more gifts and hopefully that will be all finished today.

Until next time.....


  1. Karen, this is gorgeous!! Love those pearls in the center of that beautiful poinsettia and that pretty lace. Beautiful card!

  2. Beautiful! Love the poinsettia and the pretty background.

  3. Just gorgeous! Love your lace treatment. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week.

  4. This is a lovely card...all the little added details make this flower shine!

  5. What a stunning poinsettia..Gorgeous details.

  6. Oh my gosh...this is stunning, Karen! The pearls, the lace, the tiny tags, the vintage safety is all so perfect! I LOVE it!

  7. A stunning poinsettia it is! Great take on the challenges! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  8. Karen your card is gorgeous! Love how you made the poinsettia with the blossom petals builder. The tips are gorgeous and I like your scrunchy ribbon lace and bows with trinkets. I Love love love cherry cobbler and if they ever retire it I'll cry real tears!
    Such a BUSY time of year, I'll probably not post for while. Merry Christmas. Hugs

  9. Karen this is such a stunning card both in it's colour combination and with the beautiful poinsettia you have created. I love it!

  10. I am so sorry that the hustle and bustle of Christmas has kept me away from the computer for so long, but am glad I stole a few minutes this morning to check in and find this gorgeous Christmas creation! Your poinsettia is stunning, Karen!

    Wishing you the merriest of Christmases with friends and family! Blessings to you all!

  11. Oh Karen! The gold doily and the embossing on the poinsettia petals are both gorgeous! What a lovely card...thank you for sharing it with us at The Paper Players! Happy Holidays to you!


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