Thursday, 12 January 2017

Another Christmas Card

Welcome to another amazing sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our hostess is the wonderful Kim Singdahlsen and she has come up with a great sketch for us.
I made another Christmas card - yes, I'm heartily sick of them, but I just got this poinsettia ribbon die and wanted to use it before putting it away for months.


I cut the die from Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray cardstock and adhered it to a white panel, offsetting it to the right slightly.  I then die-cut the Joy word and adhered that over top.  A strip of gold foil down the right hand side and a gold-embossed sentiment to match and I was good to go!



The final touch was some clear sparkle pen on the flower and "joy" word.

Thanks for visiting!  The Design Team have used this sketch to make some gorgeous creations, so I hope you check them out.

I'm linking this to the HLS Christmas Challenge, the HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge and the Merry Christmas Challenge, who are looking for Clean & Simple.

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Products Used:

Stamps:  Joy Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray (SU) white, black
Dies:  Joy Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts), Poinsettia Ribbon (Memory Box)
Accessories:  Gold EP (SSS), corner chomper, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Edited to Add:  This card won the Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

23 comments:

Enigma Artist said...

Very, very stunning!

Linda Callahan said...

That's a beautiful die cut and you created one gorgeous card....very elegant! Love the added gold!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Karren, great take on the sketch, Cathy x

Susan said...

So beautiful - great use of that Christmas floral die and wonderful part-stamped / part-diecut sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Amy O said...

I love this die (and the Joy die, too). The little touches of gold are unexpected and add such a pretty touch. Love this, Karren!

I Card Everyone said...

What a stunning die that is, Karren ... does it actually impress the grosgrain effect, or is that the paper?
Gorgeous card... look how far ahead you'll be come November 2017!
=]

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the sketch, karren!! i'm over Christmas cards for awhile, too, but that die is gorgeous so I can see why you wanted to make something with it!

Karen Davis said...

WOW!! You have really bought this sketch to life!! This is an amazing design. I love the striking colours you have used, all round swoon-worthy my friend.

Jen Timko said...

Yep, your pretty much HAD to use this die for the sketch. And it is amazing! Gorgeous colors!

Jen Brum said...

Well, I'm glad you created one last Christmas card because it's absolutely gorgeous! I love that poinsettia and it's sparkle! Beautiful!

Hannelie said...

LOVE the rich luxurious look!
Stunning!

Cécile RIBON said...

Indeed it would have been a pity to leave this fabulous die untouched until next Christmas! I love your choice of colors too, they are so elegant together ...

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You are KILLING me with that die. I do not need that die. I do not need that die. Funny thing is, I was looking for a new poinsettia die (in case there was one prettier than the one I have), but gave up the search because I figured the die I have is perfectly acceptable and I should save my money for something else....and now this! I love everything about this card! :)

Inkyfingers said...

I can see why you needed to use this die Karren and I love the beautiful rich colours you used. Gorgeous design! I hope you don't give up on the Christmas cards for the year because we'd love to see your work again, and think how pleased you'll be if you have amassed a stash of cards by December!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
Hugs
Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

Your new Poinsettia ribbon die is so pretty, and I love how you added sparkle to the petals and your sentiment! I think you're going to enjoy using this die on your Christmas cards...it's so elegant!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, that is one fantastic poinsettia, Karren!!!!! Love the gold strip and the sparkle!!! Such a stylish and very beautiful Christmas card!!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Go you on getting some use of your new die before putting it away - it's totally fabulous, as is your card!

Kim S said...

That ribbon die is fabulous and good for you for using it before it gets lost in the stash!! LOVE the sparkle on the poinsettia and the joy - it stands out beautifully!

Stampingcountry said...

Classy Card! Love your pop of gold.

Cindy Hall said...

LOL! Love your opening comment about being totally sick of Christmas cards! I can relate. But when the Mojo comes up to make a Christmas card, that's what you make! And I'm so glad you did, because this card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I truly love every detail.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful card for the holidays, love the die,
thanks for joining us at HLS Die challenge
Barb Housner (DT)

Robyn Oliver said...

OOOOOWWW lovely card Karren, great colours and super dies

Susan Renshaw said...

Just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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