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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SplitCoast Color Challenge.....Very Merry Christmas

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

I had a little bit of time this morning to play, so I decided to check out the color challenge this week on Splitcoast

Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Lost Lagoon. Not your traditional colors for a Christmas card but since I had this set, Joyful Christmas, out I decided to use it. I love this color combo!

I started by stamping my Poinsettia onto some watercolor paper a couple of times, I also stamped three leaves to color as well. The flower was colored using only calypso Coral ink. The leaves are colored with Old Olive. I cut out the poinsettia base and then the second layer is the same flower just cutting off the outside leaves of the flower. I added the center to the base with a dimensional. I glues the three leaves around the bottom of the flower.

The base of the card is Old Olive card stock, then a layer of white. The next is Lost Lagoon that I embossed with the Snow Burst EF. I was originally going to make my card a 5 inch square but then realized I could not emboss the Lost Lagoon piece fully, so I just trimmed it down a bit. The card is now a 4-1/2 inch square.
I added some retired white satin ribbon across the bottom and tied a bow. The sentiment is from the Endless Wishes stamp set and is stamped with Black Memento ink onto a scrap of the water color paper and then curled and added to the base. I finished this card with some gold pearls, non SU, in the flower center and the top corner. 

Thanks for stopping by today!



Bonnie said...

As always, Vicki, you've come up with a masterpiece! What a beautiful use of these colors!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Vicki! I used this stamp set for cards last year and could do so again, because of your sample.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Vicki, I agree with Bonnie! You always have masterpieces!! Beautiful color combo for a Christmas card, and I LOVE your poinsettia!! Stunning! And the added embossing, ribbon, and gold pearls are perfection!! Gorgeous!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous poinsettia and love the EF.