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 G 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 G 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.

SD pooja 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 Wei said...

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

Unknown 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