Monday, August 4, 2014

Merry Christmas- Three Challenges in One!

Hi Again Stampers! 

Here is another card that I created this past weekend for the FFC37 Festive Friday Inspiration Challenge using the TSS22 ‘Tis The Season Sketch and the CQC252 ColourQ Challenge
Again, I hope you will the chance to visit all of the challenge sites to check the wonderful Design Team samples as well as their galleries!!

To create this card:

Trim and mount a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the Early Espresso card base.  Adhere a piece of Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper (retired DSP from a hostess pack) onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and mount on the background panel per the sketch.

Punch out the sentiment using the XL Oval Punch and mount additional ovals of Real Red and Early Espresso cardstock behind the sentiment and adhere to the card front.  

Create the banner strip using Early Espresso cardstock with a strip of the Certainly Celery DSP and Crumb Cake cardstock (creating the banner points using the Hexagon Punch). 

Either stamp the poinsettia image from the retired Bells and Boughs using Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock or use My Digital Studio (MDS) to print the images out onto Whisper White cardstock (I decided to use MDS so I could re-size the images)

Color the poinsettia using Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Cherry Cobbler Collection along with the retired Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write marker and add shadows using the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker. 

Create the layered circle using the 2 ½” Circle Punch-  punch out four circles (one from Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Real Red cardstock), split each of the circles in half and adhere behind each other to create the different layers. 

Mount the “fussy-cut” poinsettia image using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to the layered circle and add to the card front using Stampin’  Dimensionals® as well.

Add the Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Bells and Boughs (MDS version)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Collection, Stampin’ Write Marker- Crumb Cake and retired Certainly Celery
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, retired Certainly Celery DSP
Accessories: Punches- 2 ½” Circle, XL Oval, Pearls

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you enjoy the rest of the day and I will be sharing a few more cards shortly!! 


JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Julie. Love the poinsettia image.

Lisa said...

Beautiful Julie! Your coloring is superb, and the pine branches look so real! Terrific job with the sketch!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at 'Tis The Season!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Julie, your card is stunning! Wow, you must have a lot of patience to do all that fussy cutting...especially the pine needles! ;) That's part of what makes it so beautiful though. Thanks for playing with us at 'Tis the Season.

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Julie, I agree with Lisa, the coloring is superb as is the design! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

KayM said...

Wow!! That is just gorgeous!! Your coloring is so brilliant and stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

Lynn said...

Oh I love those gorgeous poinsettia images! Absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love how you've interpreted this - you've got all the shapes and colours and you evoke the inspiration perfectly! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Lisa said...

Wow! That is some fussy cutting, and you did a fantastic job! This card is amazing! I love it! You did a great job with the coloring, a true artist with a marker!

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