Friday, July 20, 2018

Christmas in July



The Shopping Our Stash SOS #362 is Christmas in July, so I made a Christmas card to play along. The flowers were done with a Sweet'n Sassy Stamp set I've had for years and don't often use, but I dug it out of the cobwebs and made a card with it. I colored the image with Copics and a yellow glaze pen, then covered the entire piece with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear detail ep. I fussy cut the image out and placed it on a white piece that was embossed with a Taylored Expressions poinsettia ef and sponged with colored chalks in red and green. The sentiment is by SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes and was heat-embossed with gold ep on a black panel. The final touch was to add a twine bow and some red gemstones before placing it all on a dark green cardbase.

I'm also going to share this with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 394 which is anything Christmas with an option of using a die-cut or a punch.

Christmas is going to be here by the time we blink our eyes a few more times, so I figured I'd best get some cards made ahead of schedule. 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful Friday and a great kick-off to a fun weekend as well.

Carol

16 comments:

jimlynn said...

Another pretty card with that beautiful bouquet of poinsettias. Love the embossing in the background too.
Yes, Christmas really isn't far away now.
Lynn

Aquarius said...

This stamp certainly deserved an outing - great card even though it feels too hot to be thinking Christmas!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my those poinsettia flowers are absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the centers and your textured background looks so stunning against the image! The tied twine around the stems really give it that dimensional look too! I love it! HUGS

Doreen said...

Love the image,a gorgeous card.xxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Carol, a beautiful poinsettia image and lovely embossed background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is outstandingly beautiful! I love the main poinsettia but I also love the way you did the background to show it off. So wonderful in every way!

Claire said...

A very festive feeling card Carol. The bunch of poinsettias tied with the string look beautiful centred on the embossed and chalked background x

Brenda said...

Well you should dust off that stamp more often Carol! It's a fabulous stamp and made such a beautiful poinsettia. I love that embossing folder too, didn't even know there was an embossing folder like that! Love the added color to it too. Hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

A pretty card, Carol, I love how you've added a touch of colour to the lovely embossed background. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card Carol, and great inspiration, as I have this wonderful EF... ;) (blink blink) Thank you! :D
I have to do some Christmas cards too, when will be the season I will be too much busy for crafting :(
Love your colouring on the poinsettias and the cute twine bow!
Big hugs!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That embossing folder is super gorgeous! I love the touches of chalks you added. Brilliant!

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY pretty, love that embossed background Carol
Faith
x

aussie aNNie said...

wow this is stunning, that embossing is awesome and a real compliment to the flower.x

Wendy said...

Wowzers, this is beautiful, Carol! Love the poinsettia EF! Never seen that before. Your poinsettia flower is colored so beautifully and you fussy cut it out! Looks amazing! :)

JD/ Jill said...

That's a neat stamp and you did a great job coloring it! Like Brenda said in a comment before mine...You should have dusted off the cobwebs way before this.
I've been to your neat and tidy house and I certainly didn't see any cobwebs there...My house on the other hand...smile.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful work!