Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas? Why Not?...

Today's card didn't start out by design to be a Christmas card. I was pulling embellishments to add to the front of a card with a tan and black color scheme going, and the first item I pulled was a bright red rose. Then I pulled out the baggie of die cut leafy branches, and when I set the dark green branches next to the red rose, a Christmas card was born...

The largest rose is crafted using Spellbinders' Rose Creations dies (by now you've probably realized I have a definite "addiction" to this die set, right?)...

The dark green leafy branches were dry-brushed with white acrylic paint for a wintery accent, and the pearl, silver, and red glass stick pin was placed to look like the branch the leaves rest upon...

I cut apart a larger acrylic sentiment stamp to get just the "Merry Christmas" part, and shaped it on my acrylic block so it would stamp around the edge of the doily piece...

Patterned papers:  Basic Grey Basics Manila collection;   Colorbok (dot)
Dies:   Spellbinders Rose Creations;   Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves;   Impression Obsession Bare Branch;   
Memory Box Woven Circle
Stencil:   Tim Holtz Splatters          Small flowers:   Wild Orchid Crafts          Pearls:   Recollections
Sentiment stamp:   Inkadinkado          Handcrafted stick pin
Miscellaneous:   cheesecloth, burlap

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. This is just gorgeous Kathy - love the colours of the flowers. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Wow! So beautiful Kathy! You are amazing with these types of cards!!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  3. Its gorgeous card Cathy ! I loved the bright red n green combo on cream base !


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