Monday, July 22, 2013

*SweetStamps #127

Good morning sweeties-
It's Tuesday and I know you know what that means!!!
It's time for another challenge over at SweetStamps
This weeks challenge is:
Christmas Greenery
For my card today I used the beautiful Poinsettia Candles.  I stamped the image with distress ink embossing ink and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder, on watercolor cardstock.
I then took out my distress ink markers and went to town. 
I love the way this all came together.  The gold embossing really adds elegance to the entire card.
So I had to continue the look to the inside as well. 
I used the Cheery Lynn  Designs: Lace Corner Deco E dies to add the final touch to the inside of my card.  Isn't that so pretty!  I LOVE it.  If the coloring didn't take me so long to do, I would really make 30 more of these, for the people on my Christmas card list this year. 

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Next week's challenge #128 is:
X-Mas Tags
Our monthly challenge, can be found HERE
Theme is:
Dryer Sheet Technique


  1. Stunning Christmas card! Very elegant.

  2. beautiful classic christmas card, hugs Annette x

  3. So elegant and traditional...the gold embossing powders complements the image perfectly. Thank you for entering the Craft Room embossing challenge. Wishes, Suzanne x

  4. Great card Thanks for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.
    Sheila xx

  5. Very striking card. The bold colors on the white background..with a touch of black. BAM!!!! just stunning. Thank you for joining us this at Cheery Lynn's Challenge and best of luck.

  6. I don't want to even think about Christmas, stil...this is one gorgeous card. Bravo!!!

  7. So pretty! I love how you cut out the poinsettias Love the coloring and gorgeous frame!

  8. Beautifully done in all stamping embossing colouring and layering, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. I love the beautiful colors- and the gold embossing- such an elegant card!!! The gold accents on the inside- awesome finishing touch!

  10. This is a beautiful card ,so clean and crisp
    Thankyou for joining us at PIN-Spirational and good luck
    Susan xx

  11. Beautiful card love the image and beautiful poinsettias,.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.
    Hugs Julie xx

  12. What a lovely card! I love the way you used the corner dies on the inside too. Your colouring is fantastic!
    Sweetie Hugs

  13. this is a perfect christmas card, so Christmassy! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  14. Great job Calypso love what you did with the die.

  15. Beautiful! Love how you framed it and embellished with the poinsettias. Your coloring is wonderful!

  16. Love your design, beautiful coloring on the poinsettia candles and love the 3D effect. Very elegant!!

  17. This is a gorgeous Christmas card, love the pretty image and your fab colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations for our Christmas in July Challenge - Good Luck, hugs Susan x

  18. Love this card, that black sure pops the image.

  19. So Pretty--love the shape and the colors are perfect!

    Thanks so much for joining us in at the {Pin}Spirational Challenge this week—Good Luck and we hope to see you in future challenges too! Barb—DT.

  20. What a classic Christmas Card! Thank you so much for joining us this week for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  21. oohhh love this being in a frame! This is beautiful!!!

  22. Love the vintage look of this! Gorgeous coloring and design!

  23. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper