Christmas Cheer

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I've been lucky the last couple of days to find myself with some extra time so I've been putting it to good use in the old craft cave.  Today I've got a card to share that I made for the inspiration challenge at Festive Friday using the sketch at Cardabilities.

The antique mirror coupled with all that white in the inspiration photo made me think of vellum and the brown from the twigs made me bring in some natural colors so I used Crumb Cake as my card base and added some Chocolate Chip for depth.  Although it might not look like it, the vellum is not an ordinary flower but is actually a poinsettia (my nod to festive).  The sketch made me, once again, lament that I don't own any doilies so I improvised the big lacy circle by using a stamp instead.

This Christmas card may be a bit over the top for some on my mailing list since not everyone will understand why I put images of a coffee stain and some ink splatters with my poinsettia!  But that's what I saw in my head when I found the sketch so that is what I made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink); Java Spills (Stamping Bella), DIY (Precious Remembrance); Jingle All the Way (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Vellum, Champagne Glimmer (SU)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green (SU)
Accessories:  Blooming Poinsettia die (Memory Box); Sentiment Strips 2 die (My Favorite Things)

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14 Responses to “Christmas Cheer”

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

GORGEOUS! I love that vellum poinsettia - I will have to track down that die despite the fact that I have numerous poinsettia dies already! I think you've captured the rustic feel of the photo perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday, Jen!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done. LOVE that vellum poinsettia!

Diane Jaquay said...

I completely ADORE this card, Jen! Superb take on both challenges!

KayM said...

Oh this is just lovely! I adore the stamp stamped in the background with that gorgeous vellum poinsettia! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

Lisa said...

Great little background Jen, this is amazing!

Happy Dance said...

Very cool! Brilliant to use a white poinsettia on a kraft base! Love this! Bev

sgreeniaus said...

great card! well done.

Rose said...

beautiful and i love the kraft for a christmas card :) Thanks so much for joining us on Cardabilities.

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Great take on sketch, beautiful, delicate card :)
Thank you for joining us on Cardabilities :)

Cataleya said...

WOW! Jen, it's so fresh, elegant and beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities!
~Olga Kovalchuk

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Rebecca Luminarias said...

This is gorgeous, Jen! The vellum poinsettia is a show stopper and I think you expertly captured the feeling of the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday this week!

Kim M said...

Oh my Gish this card is fantastic! You rocked the sketch! Love the vellum poinsettia. Just beautiful! :-)

Geri said...

I really love how that pretty poinsettia is nestled in among those other circular images…really pretty design and card! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!