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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Card Concept.....Merry & Bright

Happy Wednesday Peeps!

Sorry for the long silence here on the blog, but I 'm back with a pretty little Christmas card for the new  challenge at The Card Concept Blog.
Here is our inspiration photo for this week:

Don't you love that photo, I took my inspiration from the colors, the poinsettias and the overall country feel of the photo.

I started out making my Poinsettia. I used Cherry Cobbler, and Mossy Meadow. I stamped the veins in the leaves in the same color as the paper and sponged the edges.
I used some gold foil paper for the center.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock and then a layer of the gold foil. I then used a layer of Corrugated Paper. love that stuff! I made my banner using some of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. 
I added the flower to the card with some dimensionals. I used some of the burlap ribbon that I cut apart and pulled out the strings to tuck around the flower. I then added a few little gold sticky back pearls.
The sentiment is from the Endless Wishes stamp set.
The card is a 5 inch square and would probably be better to add to a gift and not to mail. :)

Be sure and head over to the Card Concept Blog to see what the rest of the team did with this inspiration challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Wendy said...

How gorgeous! Love this flower and the gold embellishments! So pretty, my friend! I just made a card yesterday with this flower. I am so giddy over it! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Miss you!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Vicki, this is GORGEOUS! I just love poinsettias (and ours in our front courtyard are starting to turn red...each day more and more). And wow, I love how you've sponged the veins and added some dimension. Beautiful layout with the gold-striped vellum, and the burlap ribbon strands is brilliant...with the perfect touches of gold pearls! Stunning card, my friend! (P. S. It's been a joy to see your quilting on FB!)

sandie said...

Love that gold striped vellum!! And fab texture with that card base, a joy of a card x

laurie said...

I love your beautiful poinsettia! Love the pops of gold too!

Team Clark said...

Vicki, this really is a gorgeous and elegant card! Just lovely!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So gorgeous! Love all the detail in your Poinsettia!!

Shannon McComb said...

I love the beautiful red poinsettia against the kraft. Just beautiful! !

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! This is amazing, full of gorgeous color and texture! This really feels like Christmas to me!
Take care!

Lilian YF said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the poinsettia!
The Leaf Studio

Lilian YF said...

This card is so pretty! Love the poinsettia and all the embellishments used!
Lilian TCC DT teamie
The Leaf Studio