Wednesday, December 11, 2013

With Love At Christmas

Sparkle N Sprinkle released a wonderful Christmas set a short time ago called Christmas Holly.  I have had it sitting on my craft table, hoping to have some time to use it.  I love the lamp image and used it, along with the With Love At Christmas sentiment.  

For the card background I used a variety of die cut, inked, distressed, and embossed layers of decorative cardstock.  

The image is stamped and heat embossed with Cappuccino Embossing Powder on white cardstock covered with Tear-ific tape and Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter three times, then colored with alcohol markers.  I cut out the full image one time and then cut out the second image without the glass lamp shade and layered these with dimensionals.  I cut out the flowers only from the third image and added them to the layered image, once again using dimensionals.  This is all added to the center of card front.

The sentiment heat embossed on decorative cream cardstock and colored.  I added a little Sparkle embossing powder to the berries and leaves, using a Versamarker, to give them a little sparkle and shine.  I die cut this with a large ribbon banner die from Spellbinders, using the center section only.  The edges are inked and distressed and the whole banner is curved and curled to give it dimension and added to the card with a combination of glue and dimensionals.

I had these little floral berry branches so I add a little color and glitter to the petals and berries and tucked them around the sentiment, along with a few fussy cut glittery leave left over from layering the lamp image.

Detailed instructions for this card can be found here in the SNS gallery. 

Thanks for visiting!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge #189 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #210 - Use 2 or more dies!
Creative Card Crew Challenge #51 – Poinsettia or Holly
CI Paint Inspired By: Merry Christmas
Imagination Crafts Challenge 6 - Merry Christmas


Jill Jacobsen said...

Love your card! The details in the lantern are wonderful and the way you made the banner...very creative.

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and all the details.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is very pretty ! The colors and the sparkle are beautiful !!


Sandra H said...

This is beautiful the colours are gorgeous everything you have done is beautiful x

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love this Marie - love all the different ways you've incorporated the set and embellishments.

Eret said...

Marie, your card looks like truly beautiful vintage Christmas card. It's amazing. All the sparkle and distressing are gorgeous and you dimensional lamp is so beautiful. Stunning card!

April said...

Great job, Marie! I love the banner and sparkly flowers.

PaperDaisies said...

Love your vintage card. It looks fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Julie Odil said...

This is fantastic! I love all the elements! Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint. Julie, DT member

Donna Ellis said...

oh! how lovely, Marie! So much fussy cutting! I'm impressed with your steadiness of hand. Beautiful colors and design. hugs, de

paper fun said...

Lovely card. Use have used such gorgeous dies. Very beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Jac said...

Beautiful card, love the traditional colours and your layering, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Cathy said...

Fabulous Christmas make, thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge,
Cathy xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. Love your layout and the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week. good luck. Maggie DT

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, love the traditional feel. Thank you for joining in with Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog & Happy Christmas
Lindsay xx