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Saturday, April 15, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN APRIL?


Finally we are getting real Spring!  Here in Ohio we can have all four seasons in one week.  Last week we had snow on Friday and 70 degree weather two days later.   And then here I go with a Christmas card.

I am here with a reminder about the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog for this month.  Our challenge is "Girlz Rule".  We have the following sponsors

Prize: $7 gift certificate

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: $25 gift certificate

My impression of Girlz Rule would be flowers, so I chose to use a stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  This stamp is Large Sparkling Poinsettia.  It has a corresponding die but I don't have that yet.  I stamped the image twice with Versamark and used some gold embossing powder.  I colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.  

I used some techniques I learned from a Heartfelt class I took to shape the petals and leaves then painted them with Glossy Accents.  I used a paintbrush because if you put the Glossy Accents directly onto the petals they will flatten out.  Finally, after they were all dry I put the flower together.

When deciding on the card to make my thoughts went to just white.  So I made the card completely white with a pop of gold.  I embossed with some snowflakes then popped that layer up on the base card.  I stamped the sentiment on white and lined it with gold (my sister's idea) and popped it up.

I do hope to see you in the challenge and please stop by the LTSCB to check out all the other DT creations.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Large Sparkling Poinsettia from Heartfelt Creations
Sentiment stamp - Northwoods
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glossy Accents
Papers - Core 'dinations (all from scrap bin) and generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Embossing powder - Stampendous Aged Gold
Misc - Versamark, Pop dots from Darice and EK Tools


Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - AG cards only
Stamping Sensations April - Anything goes
Use Your Stuff - Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers
Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - Always anything goes
DL Art April - Always anything goes
Noor! Design April - Flowers
WOW! Embossing April - Fave embossing technique (outline)
Happy Little Stampers Christmas April - AG w/optional twist embossing



18 comments:

brenda said...

I so love a Poinsettia Robin and this one looks glorious with the gold embossing and your whole card has a real feel of elegance.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations, lovely to have you join in.

B x

tampatha said...

Gorgeous card and I love all the detailing on the pointsetta! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and I hope you will play again with us!
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

Lisa said...

Wow, Robin, this is so gorgeous!! The poinsettia looks amazing!! I love the dimension and the colors!! The snowflake embossing is fabulous!! Love, love this!! Happy Easter, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the gorgeous poinsettia and embossing-thanks for thr tip about the glossy accents too
Carol x

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the embossing and the white background really lets the poinsettia be the star of the show! It's never too early to create Christmas cards and you could enter this at www.craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk where the challenge is anything goes as long as it is Christmas related!

Nonni said...

Wow, your flower looks so luxurious with the gold! Very elegant card. Thanks for joining our April Christmas challenge at HLS!

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Robin. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Ruza Rebel said...

Such an elegant holiday card Robin Love the embossed background, and the 3D effect and texture you created with the poinsettia!
Crafty Hugs,
Ruza

Marlies said...

A beautiful Christmas card Robin. A lovely embossed background for the beautiful poinsettia! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Irena Stefanova said...

Wow! Robin your poinsettia is amazing! I just love it!
hugs
Irena

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Beautiful christmas card, thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz dt

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Beautiful christmas card, thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz dt

Joan said...

Beautiful flower on a lovely embossed back ground, lovely Christmas card

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

Joan

Heidi Stamps said...

Your flower is incredibly gorgeous and I love that you kept the base white. Very lovely Christmas card. I try to do a few each month.

Shuly said...

oh woooooooooooow!!! amaaazing!! what a beauty!!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous. I love the red flower against your pretty embossed background.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
Hugs Sharon. x

Linda said...

Simply beautiful..... I love the traditional colours. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx

Sok Sareth said...

This made me giggle out loud! Lovely bright fun card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky
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