Sunday, 21 December 2014

Ready for Christmas

Good Morning.  Are you feeling ready for Christmas yet?  Such a busy time.  I don't particularly like going grocery shopping but I do love walking into the grocery store and seeing the colourful, wonderful display of all the poinsettia plants.  They have such a presence and a beauty like no other.

So, meet today's card made using the Christmas Pride stamp from Penny Black.  Simply stamped the flower twice with Versamark ink then heat embossed with white Embossing powder.  I took my Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry Distress ink pads and rubbed the ink directly from the pad onto the paper till all the white areas were covered up.  I then sprayed with water to blend.  I let that dry a bit then wiped over to remove the ink that was sitting on top of the white embossed outline.  I stamped the flower twice so I could cut it out and layer it with pop dots and mount it to my card front.  
I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black then added some red splatters to tie the whole card together.
The black pearls and the silver twine were the finishing touches.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS THEMED

CAS on Sundays- CHRISTMAS

Shopping Our Stash- RED ALERT

Brown Sugar- CHRISTMAS

Winter Wonderland- FUSSY AND FANCY


Thanks so very much for taking time out of you busy schedule to come by and take a look.  
Have a great week.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ wh. Embossing powder/ bl Memento ink/ Versamark ink/ Distress inks/ paint brush to splatter, silver twine/ bl. pearls

24 comments:

Karen Ashbrook said...

Great card, love how you've added the colour to the poinsettia. Karen x

JanR said...

It's beautiful! Love that sliver twine too. Merry Christmas, Karen. :-)

shirley-bee said...

Love the drama of this card, Karen! Have a wonderful Christmas :)

Chana said...

Hello, Karen,
Just wanted to stop by and let you know that your card will be featured on our FB Page today as our CAS "Queen of Clean" Designer Of The Day. Please stop by www.facebook.com/avenue613 to say hello and to grab your Designer of the Day Badge!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
623 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
http://avenue613.blogspot.com

Chana said...

Hello, Karen,
So now I am back in my DT hat for Shopping our stash! Your card is fabulous. I love the CAS design and the wonderful detail work on your Poinsettia. Thanks so much for accepting our RED ALERT Challenge here at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

GASP! Karen, that is spectacular!! I can''t stop staring at it!! Happy Holidays and all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Gabi MeWi said...

Adorable card...

Carolyn Wolff said...

Such a beautiful design. Thank you for joining us at LRW!

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Like you I love the shops at this time of the year .

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely brilliant design, Karen! Fabulously clean and so stunning!

Have a Merry Christmas my friend!

Cindy C. said...

Karen this is so gorgeous!!

Trish said...

A great card,i love your style..thanks for stopping by my blog also Merry Christmas

Bobby said...

I have this stamp but never thought of cutting it out and layering it. I will now. It's beautiful, Karen.

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday! Have a Merry Christmas!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Karen, this is one of the most gorgeous cards! Wow! I absolutely LOVE this poinsettia, and splatters, pearls, and twine finish it off perfectly! Stunning! Warm hugs and a blessed Christmas, my sweet friend!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

Marie B. said...

Gorgeous card Karen! So pretty and stylish! Merry Christmas! :)

Loll Thompson said...

So beautiful Karen! Loll xx

Donna said...

Such a stunning and elegant card Karen, the poinsettia looks amazing :) Donna ♥ x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous and I love the way you created the poinsettia. Great mini tutorial on it.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Karen, simply AMAZING and lovely.. love this alot!! Makes me want to pull out my poinsettia stamps.!!!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Mags
x

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful poinsettia, fabulous job on the card. thanks for playing along with us at shopping Our Stash for the Red. challenge.

Anja Curvers said...

Such a gorgeous card love that poinsetta. Thanks so much for joining us over at CAS on sunday.