Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Little Smile

It has been very busy around here.  This week was my Stamp Club party, my Sunday School party, and my husband’s Car Club party.  One of my daughters also came home to visit, though we spent most of our time together in my craft room where she worked hard to complete projects for her college finals.  I finished up a sweet Christmas card, using one of my favorite products - vellum.

The background was created by using a poinsettia embossing folder on heavy.  The image is Snow Goddess, embossed in gold on vellum and colored with markers.  I cut her out with a die cut and layered her on white cardstock cut out with one of the new Nesting Doily Square Dies that Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying.  I can never have too many dies.  Make sure you check here to see more new dies.


The sentiment is A Little Smile, die cut with Spellbinders’ Heirloom Ornament die, and some lovely die cut poinsettias added.


To create the sparkly ribbon, I came up with a fun technique.    I simply covered both sides of ¼” Tear-ific” Tape with Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter
and actually tied it in a bow.  Head on over to my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details.


Have a wonderful week,

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 137 - Red & Green
Penny Black And More at Allsorts December Challenge – It's Your Choice
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #91 – Christmas (Tip: Made ribbon from double sided tape and glitter)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #48 – Christmas  
Crafts 4 Eternity R#101 – Christmas Wishes Color Recipe
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #246 – Red and Green
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge – Seasons Greetings
Everybody Art Challenge #216 – Christmas


Debi said...

Very pretty card Marie. Love how you made the ribbon.

brenda said...

A very pretty Christmas card Marie.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

NGCARDS said...

A great creation! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Laine said...

Such a beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Sandra H said...

What a clever idea with that ribbon it looks gorgeous on your card xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful realization and original ideas. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and I love the "ribbon".

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty and festive. Thanks, for joining us over at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Rach83 said...

I've never seen this technique of embossing onto vellum - I love it! What a wonderful card, Marie. I think your flowers are gorgeous.

Thanks for playing along at The Cuttlebug Spot.

Rachel x

Brenda said...

You know there has to be a tutorial on that fabulous "ribbon" LOL - great card :)

April said...

Great card! You have done a wonderful job! Love the glittery ribbon!

linda said...

the vellum is soo pretty! i love the poinsettias and your sparkly 'ribbon' too. thanks so much for playing along with us at penny black and more challenge this month.

Julie Z said...

Ah vellum....such a pretty look and you just don't see too much vellum nowadays. And your glitter "ribbon" idea - so creative!
(And yep, know what you mean about all the gatherings - sure is a busy time of year. Good to spend time with everyone though!)
Lovely card Marie!

Shirley said...

Such beautiful embossing on Vellum and the colouring is bright and pretty. A great idea with the glitter ribbon too.
Thank you for entering our challenge and sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.


Evie said...

Beautfiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Pat Garvin said...

Great idea for sparkly ribbon. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at the Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe challenge! :)

Annette said...

Gorgeous card, and I love the use of vellum.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, LOVE what you have done with your layers and colors here - and especially that you made your own "ribbon" by using the TT and glitter! Wow!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card using lovely colours.
Thank you for joining the Its Your Choice challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x