Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Silver Poinsettia

It's time for another Merry Monday challenge and this week our hostess, Kathy, is asking for some sparkle and shine on our cards.


For my card, I was inspired by the challenge at Time Out, which is to CASE with a twist a card made by the superbly talented Deepti.  

From Deepti's beautiful card, I took the basic layout as well as the patterned top layer and black base.  My twist is that I made my card a Christmas card and used a die for the curve rather than a torn edge.  I also went with silver embossing powder rather than a white chalkboard look.



I stamped the Penny Black background stamp onto some Smoky Slate cardstock using Gray Flannel ink.  I then die-cut the curve.  I also die-cut a curve of silver glitter paper and layered that underneath.

The poinsettia and sentiment were silver embossed onto the black card base.  




All in all, a pretty simple card with hopefully enough sparkle and shine!

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the sparkle at the Merry Monday blog and see what my teamies created for this challenge.



Products used:

Stamps:  Poinsettia Script (Penny Black), Peace Poinsettias (Hero Arts), Freshly Fallen (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Gray Flannel
Cardstock:  Black, Smoky Slate, Silver Glitter
Accessories:  Silver EP, A2 Curved Die (SSS)

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Karren! Love the top of your card in the soft gray and your embossed poinsettia on the black! Very sharp! Have a great week! :)

Loll said...

Love your interpretation of Deepti's beautiful card. LOVE the gray stamped poinsettia with script for the top, so elegant. And perfect paired with the strip of silver glimmer and the black. Classy design Karren! xx

Bonnie said...

WOW! That silver poinsettia on the black is gorgeous! And I love the curve with the Glimmer paper peeking out! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Loving the curved layer and your poinsettia is awesome on black!

sandie said...

Fabulous CASE and such a good idea to go with a Xmas card. The silver poinsettia looks stunning. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Katie Melhus said...

Gorgeous! Love the silver against black, so classy!

Kristie Goulet said...

I really love this, Karren! The black and silver look so elegant and classy! Have a great week!

Maria A. said...

This is truly an elegant and classy Christmas card, the silver embossed Poinsettia really stands out against the black background, the layer of gray flowers looks gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing.

Maria Rodriguez.
www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, your card is just stunning! I LOVE the paper and the silver pops against the black background -- very elegant! Hope you're having a super week!

francesca said...

beautiful cards!! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love the black and silver combo!!

Deanne :)

Anita in France said...

Elegant and so very lovely, Karren ... the silver against the black is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning, Karren--LOVE this! I used the same PB bg stamp for my card, but a totally different look--love that stamp!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karren.

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! This is such an elegant beauty :) I am glad you were inspired by my card. so glad you could join at TOC

Nonni said...

This is so elegant and I love the color palette. All and all super stylish! We have just begun with a new challenge at TO: I hope to see you joining in! http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.fi/2015/06/challenge-33.html

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful card! Great take on the challenge and an so elegant card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!