Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Is...

I sure hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  The weather was perfect here and we had a delicious meal.  I have decided that there is nothing for sale that requires me to go sit out in the cold in front of a store all night.  Instead I have stayed up late creating a card – much more fun.


Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge is Baubles, Bells or Anything Hanging.  I have also been wanting to try making one of these lovely medallions that everyone has been using lately.  This combined both of these.  I started by using Spellbinders’ 2010 Heirloom Ornament die to cut through all the layers on the front of the card to create a window.  I embossed the front using a Sizzix embossing folder I bought in a 2 pack called Sugar & Starry Night Set.

For the ornament medallion I stamped and heat embossed ODBD’s doily image from their Serve The Lord set twice.  I cut then out using the Crochet Circle die and scored with my Scor Pal.  I did a fan fold and glue the ends together to create the medallion.  I layered a white circle, cut out with a Spellbinders’ die, after edging it with ink.  I added a beautiful red poinsettia, created with Spellbinders’ Layered Poinsettia die.  I hung this in the ornament window using some cording and added a triple bow.


For the inside of the card I added a red layer punched with a Martha Stewart Corner/Border set and a sentiment from ODBD’s His Gift set.  This weekend I picked up the new Winter Limited Edition Distress Inks and used the Festive Berries pad for this card (and the seam binding ribbon for the bow).  Two smaller white poinsettias and some gold pearls completed this card.


Here is the entire card opened.  

Thanks for stopping by in between all the Black Friday shopping.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC85 - Baubles, Bells, or Anything Hanging
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 61 – More Than 1 Fold
Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World - Incorporates a three-dimensional medallion or award medallion in an innovative way.
Clearly Inspired Challenge - #40 Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#47 - Christmas Decorations
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #107 - Swirly Whirly (swirls, whirls, flourishes, etc.)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 18 - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Paper Sundaes Challenge #96 - Beautiful Bows

23 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully festive card, Marie! And so elegant! Feels just like a Christmas Morning party, waiting for friends and family to arrive for brunch and fun. Thanks for sharing!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

What a stunner! Your medallion is just beautiful and I love your use of the negative cut for the ornament! Just lovely!

Sandra said...

Hi Marie, Just so beautiful and the insert is gorgeous too!:) Sandra H

Linda said...

Marie you have created a beautiful card. I really like the way you used the Spellbinders Ornament to cut out the window for your medallion. The Medallion is gorgeous with the embossed crocheted lace and the poinsettia. Wonderful card.

Karen C said...

This is awesome! Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy - remember if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you can be entered into the top three challenge for a special prize! Hope you enjoyed the blog hop!
Hugs,
Karen C

Shona Erlenborn said...

Totally gorgeous from start to finish - and everything in between!

Amanda R said...

Oh Marie this is just lovely! I never thought to use the die that way but it is stunning! Much better use of your time than sitting in the cold, i agree!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow, this is so beautiful - I love the stamp set you used and I the way the circle comes out of the ornament is so wonderfully creative. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Daisychain said...

A great Christmas creation, love the design and colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy, hope you enjoyed the Christmas Blog Hop. Hugs Christine x

Mona Eidhammer said...

This is totaly stunning! Looove your card. Thanks for sharing it with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

pinky said...

Wow its just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Lisa M said...

Oh goodie,
Someone else who chose to skip Black Friday. The madness of it all, LOL. It's so much nicer on Cyber Monday to shop in the good ol' pajamas from home. :)
Your card is STUNNING! Every detail down to the last is gorgeous. Very creative idea and the fold is wonderful.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Beautiful Bows' challenge at Paper Sundaes.

Cassie said...

Such pretty poinsettias! So glad you joined us for CIC40. . .it's always wonderful to see your work :D

LaJanette said...

This is such a gorgeous card both inside and out! I am loving all those layers and the embossing is just so elegant. Love it!

I agree with you; much better to stay home and craft than to go out in the cold.

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week; hope to see you again next challenge:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks for linking this up to the Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful card. I love the ornament shape and the whole look of your card!!

michele said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Marie!! I just love your use of the ornament and your red and white combo!! Wow!!

Betty Wright said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it, E. Marie! Beautifully done! Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time!

Kathy said...

This is a gorgeous card inside and out! I love all your beautiful details! Congratulations on winning the ODBD Stamping in Time Challenge! Blessings! Kathy

Clare Curcio said...

Beautiful work, E Marie! Absolutely gorgeous!

Karin said...

Oh, what a STUNNING card! So festive and detailed, a real show stopper! That bow is amazing!