Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Regal Christmas

Hello!  Happy Wednesday to you!  It may be Halloween today,  but here on my blog it's Christmas!  I do certainly wish everyone a Happy Haunting full of Ghosts and Goblins,  But, back to my Christmas makings... Today I share with you a non-traditional colored card with vellum poinsettias.  I do hope you enjoy it as, it provided me a challenge.  The challenge for me was the color.  I actually cut this die out months ago and had it laying on my desk waiting for inspiration to hit me.  For me the inspiration came from talking with my friend Barbara and her insisting I could make a Christmas card in something besides green and red.  Looking back on the evening I was very closed minded in my color thoughts.  I absolutely love the card and the challenges it posed for me.  Without further ado...


Products used:  Light purple cs, light grey cs, dark purple cs, Gold metallic cs, 29# White Vellum, Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken A2 card creator die, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die set, Wow Gold glitter, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink, White Pearl Strands, Stazon Black ink, Script Merry Christmas stamp,Spellbinders Wonky Diamonds embossing folder,  and Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies

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17 comments:

  1. Your Christmas card is beautiful Joy, love the pretty background frame and flowers. Anet x

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    1. Thanks Anet! Flower making is my favorite thing to do!
      Hugs, Joy

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  2. This is so beautiful. Lovely design and colours. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


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  3. Your lovely vellum poinsettia go perfectly with that lovely die cut background, Joy. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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    1. Thanks. Bobby! The vellum makes such delicate flowers.
      Hugs, Joy

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  4. Beautiful, the poinsettias look gorgeous against the delicate die cut- fabulous colours!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month.
    Chris
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    1. Thank you Chris! I love the hints of purple on the flowers too!
      Hugs, Joy

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  5. Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI

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    1. Thanks Jackie! This actually was not going to be a Christmas card. I am so glad my friend challenged me to go this directions. Thanks for stopping by.
      Hugs, Joy

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  6. Your card is so pretty, Joy! The pretty purples always give an elegant look and so does that lovely cover die! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

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  7. Such a pretty die! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Vicki DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. Your card is gorgeous! Such a lovely design! It looks very regal indeed!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  9. Joy, this is a beautiful design, and I love your poinsettia spray! I'm so happy you used that interesting embossing folder on the circle die cut--it adds another subtle layer of texture. Gorgeous design, and I love the unique colors for a holiday card. Thank you so much for contributing to our Impress Us challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

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  10. How fun to make a purple Christmas Card! That center cluster is so dramatic and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog "Impress Us" challenge!

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  11. Really lovely Christmas card, and I love that you used purple for it! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

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  12. Beautiful die cut which gives a lovely design and focal point. Thanks for joining in on the Impress Us challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

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  13. Lovely Christmas card Joy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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