Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Feeling Merry


Good Morning.  In an effort to use up some of the inked background papers I have had in a box for ages, I found this shaving cream piece that I made years ago....that became my card front.  For those of you that have never done this shaving cream technique, there is a great tutorial over at Splitcoast you can watch to see how it is done; super easy.
While looking through that box, I found a piece of cardstock that I had stamped and embossed with white embossing powder and never used.  I used it to die-cut my poinsettia from Spellbinders.  While the paper was still in the die, I sponged it with Faded Jeans Distress ink.  I love the results...it gave the flower a frosted look as the embossing resisted the ink.  I mounted the flower onto a strip of white cardstock with a small strip of silver paper under that.  The button and the silver twine finish off the center of the flower. 

Adding my card to these challenges:

Shopping Our Stash- FREE IS GOOD  (pearls)


Time Out- EMBOSSING

City Crafters- TECHNIQUE

Cards and More- SIMPLY BLUE



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PTI/ die-Spellbinders/ shaving cream/ acrylic paint/ button/ silver cord/ pearls/ Distress and Memento ink/ white Embossing powder

17 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

That background is stunning and perfect for this card! LOVE!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, my, Karen, your background is amazing! It looks like marbling, and I always love how you do blue! Beautiful poinsettia with the button and silver twine! You are rocking with your Christmas cards!! I am SO behind! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

colleen said...

Nice colour combo Brr wintry feeling

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is one good looking card!

Stella said...

Karen this is amazing! I lvoe love love that nackground; in fact I love every detail of your card. A stunner! Thanks so much for being with us at CCCB! So happy you joined us!

Ina said...

Fabulous card Karen. Love that technique. Always comes out looking fabulous. Great finishing touches to your card.

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Karen… such a fab icy background and I LOVE the stunning poinisettia! :-))
Big Hugs
Sue B xxx

Sarah Gray said...

Love your shaving foam background, Karen - it is stunning! This blue and white colour combo looks fantastic and the white poinsettia just goes perfectly. Great to see you at Time Out - thanks for sharing this beauty with us :)

Shona Chambers said...

I've never heard of the shaving cream technique but I must look into it, the effect is really incredible! Love all the elements on your card and I'm always a sucker for a blue/white colour scheme. Very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!

Gabi MeWi said...

Very stylish - love that.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow ! The marbled effect on bg looks fab ! Beautiful blue card :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card!! That's a very effective technique! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

cm said...

An absolutely show-stopping card! The blues are so eye-catching and that poinsettia...oh my!! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Wei said...

Awesome! What a eye-catching card! Love your blue colour and stunning background! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!!! That poinsettia is spectacular!!Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-) Have a great week!

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE the shaving cream piece, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you are working out of your collection of inked backgrounds. I agree the inking on the poinsettia leaves was a super idea, too. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Deepti said...

So stunning :) I love the BG, thank you for sharing with ATSM