Wednesday, December 12, 2018

TCC104 Peace on Earth

Hi Friends!

Wow, what a gorgeous inspiration photo Lesley found for us!  The various shades of metallic silvers along with the green and pinecones inspired me to create a Classy and Elegant/Mixed Media Christmas card!

I love participating in online challenges and incorporated the Mojo Monday #504 Sketch Challenge along with The Flower Challenge #27 “Use an Older Stamp or Die” Challenge (I used a flower image I have owned for several years as well as a retired stamp for the sentiment and background), the International Art & Soul Challenge #48 “Add Some Sparkle” Challenge and the Dragonfly Journeys #130 “Handmade Holiday Magic”Challenge into the design.

Just a reminder that the Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a suggestion of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media (or you can combine several styles for your own style).

If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static two pieces of white cardstock (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) with an embossing powder tool.   On one panel stamp the poinsettia image from Poinsettia (Power Poppy by Marcella) with Versamark™ ink, apply pewter embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, fussy-cut the poinsettia image and set aside.

2). On the other prepared panel of white cardstock, stamp the sentiment from the retired Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps) with Versamark™ ink, apply pewter embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge.

3). Stamp the retired En Francais (Stampin’ Up!) background stamp onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using Early Espresso Classic Ink.  Trim the panel, mount onto Early Espresso cardstock and adhere the strip to the card front.  Add the silver metallic ribbon and mount onto the white card base.

4). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched circle die, mount onto another circle die cut from Early Espresso cardstock and mount to the card front with dimensional foam.  Adhere the fussy-cut poinsettia image directly to the circle and add a bit of shimmer to the petals using a clear glitter pen.

5). Use a branch punch to cut out several branches from silver metallic paper and add to the card front behind the poinsettia image.

6). Finish off the card by adding the triple silver metallic bow, the string of rhinestones and pearls to the center of the poinsettia.

 Stamp Sets: Poinsettia (Power Poppy by Marcella), Beyond Measure (retired Verve Stamps), En Francais (retired Stampin’ Up!) background)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™ , Early Espresso Classic Ink (Stampin’ Up!), Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, My Favorite Things Dies- Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX,  Stitched Circle STAX Dies, Circle Dies (retired SU!), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart),  Embossing Powder Tool, Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 3/8” Silver Metallic Wired Ribbon (Darice®), Silver Rhinestones, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you will join us for our {Elegant Holiday} Challenge at The Card Concept- we would love to see your card in our gallery!!


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is such a beauty, Julie! Love all the elegant details. So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

Bobby said...

The pewter embossing is so elegant, Julie, and I love the silver sprigs behind the Poinsettia. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Robyn Oliver said...

Simply Beautiful, Julie really elegant, colours and depth

Chriss America Real said...

Well Hello There! We are almost...hum...neighbors! I live on the Western Shore of Maryland in a little Town called Breezy Point Beach. We travel to Frederick a couple times a year!

Thank you so much for joining us at International Art & Soul! Hope to see you again in the New Year!

Chriss -DT International Art & Soul

Chriss America Real said...

Oh! I forgot to say something about your card! It is super lovely and elegant!


Jeannie said...

Hi Julie! I am such a fan of your creations and oh my goodness this one is so gorgeous. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining my month long Handmade Holiday Magic blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Debbie Adams said...

Your card is just gorgeous. Love the silver and gold. Thanks for joining our sparkle challenge at international art and soul.
Debbie INAS DT

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