Thursday, November 5, 2009

non-traditional Christmas card with Festive Frame stamp set

hi there,
Did you enjoy the hop! It was incredible...
this card is done for two challenges. I belong to the DESIGNING DIVA's (a wonderful, talented group of ladies) and we have secret sister challenges. This card will be my "non-traditional" Christmas card that will go to my secret sister...hope she likes it! and the second challenge is this week's color challenge at STV to use purple, black, gold and can add white or ivory.


LOVE Melanie's newest release "Festive Frame" and since I am her Guest Designer this month...have been knocking cards out with it...(you know I go ballistic over stamps I love)..but still pacing myself in showing them to you  LOL
This is done by stampin the poinsettias onto designer paper (I believe this was some of SU's) and layering them. The center one was stamped several times on the front and back of the coordinating paper and pieced to make one flower. Then shaded wiith Copics. Pieced the two pinecones that were stamped onto the gold, ran the Violet cs through the Candy Cane CB folder, matted onto black and matted again onto gold. Added gold mini pearls and gold stickles....other little details...card done!

Now, surely there are pretty purple poinsettias out there somewhere LOL

Blessings to you and thanks for popping in!

Details:
Stamps: GinaK's "Festive Frame" by Melanie
Paper: GinaK's, Violet, Gold, Black, White and SU's dp
Ink: Memento Black, SU Eggplant
Embellishments: Copics B15 and B31, gold stickles, white pen, mini gold pearls
Technique: matting, nesties, sponging, paper piecing

16 comments:

Jennie said...

This is just stunning Linda! Love the purple poinsettias and I am sure they are purple somewhere :o)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! That purple and gold are so regal looking. :)

SandyK said...

Your Festive Frame cards are magnificient! I love them all.

Melanie said...

thud!!! that plum and purple together is to die for!! i love the gilded pinecones!! way to go!!!!

JazzyH said...

I love the colors. Great card!

craftieodamae said...

I just love these colors! this card is gorgeous!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
It might not be traditional but it's a stunner. I love the richness of the colours and the flowers. The sentiment in that nestie is fabulous. Your Christmas cards are magnificent but I do think that it makes a difference when the truth of the season is appreciated.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Patti said...

There is nothing better than hybrid poinsettias! These are gorgeous for sure! Wonderful non traditional work of art.... I mean card!

Shelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the purple.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful "non-traditional" Christmas card! Love the purple, the depth, and elegance.

Stampin'GHmom said...

Holy Moly!! This is stunning. Gorgeous colors, great layout and I love the texture on the background piece. The flowers are to die for! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Compliments from people who are oodles more talented than me mean so much to me.
Thanks again!

Anita Hovey said...

Oooh. Fabulous colors!

my5bratz said...

LOVING the colours on this one, GORGEOUS :0)

redwasher1 said...

Hi Linda, I think every card you make is my new favorite! This is so beautiful it takes my breath away!
On that clear card stock is that the same thing as acetate? I have done a little with it and it does smear very easy and can be very difficult. The easiest way to use it, is not to stamp on it at all! LOL, but lay it over your image. Don't know if this helps. and I was wondering if you still going to tell us how to etch on a plate, like you did!!!! Hee, hee

Lori said...

This is fantastic! The purple poinsettias are WOW! Great colors, you nailed the challenge.

Linda L said...

I love the purple purple poinsettias!

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