Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stained Glass Christmas

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This time we have a lovely inspiration photo for you:
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So, as you can see, my card has absolutely nothing to do with this super summery photo.  But, wait, it does as I used the color combo, though my green is a bit darker than the darkest teal gray in the photo.  But I also captured the starfish with the star in my images and the waves with the scalloped border.  To create the star embellishment, I stamped the round image twice, colored them and then fussy cut out the star parts and layered them together with some cardboard for dimension.
And that is what inspiration photos are all about!  You can create whatever it is that you feel inspired by.  I hope you will play along with us this week, there are really so many options!  And make sure you visit the House blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired by this.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Stained Glass Round" and "Christmas"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Stitched Scallops"

Christmas Card Challenge #17--inspiration photo (I used the colors in the photo)

Sweet Stampin'--Christmas in July
Hiding In My Craft Room #309--Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #342--anything goes with the twist of use die cuts
Cardz TV Christmas in July #2--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #178--Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments #189--Christmas in July
As You Like It--do you prefer gems or pearls?  (I really like both, but it depends on what type of card I am making.  Pearls are more elegant and fancier in my mind, so for a card like this I prefer to use gems)
Creative Inspirations #278--anything goes
The Holly and Ivy #10--anything goes
Creative Fingers #134--anything goes
Art Impressions #212--bling, glitter or glossy
ABC Christmas--N is for New; O is for old  (the round stamp is new, first time I've used it and the scalloped dies are a couple years old
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Divas That Cut--Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #23--Christmas in July
{Pin}spirational Challenge #195--inspiration photo (inspired by the Christmas theme)


Donna said...

What a great take on the photo and stunning Christmas card!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Holly & Ivy.
~DT Janis

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Chris said...

A striking and unusual Christmas card, great design and fabulous colours.
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Furrbster said...

You also kinda imitated the starfish in the design you used lol. Great card,

thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Karen Day said...

Such a gorgeous, graphic card, Heather! I love the little touch of bling - thanks for joining our challenge this week at Art Impressions!

Sue said...

This is really great fabulous Christmas card! thanks for sharing at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the non-traditional colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
Kath x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

Patti J said...

This is pure genius! Love your great idea...thanks for the inspiration!

Marcia said...

Great card with so many vibrant colors! Love all the different colors and how you pulled them together on one card! The little jewels for the flower centers are the perfect embellishment. Thanks for playing along over at the Casual Fridays Christmas in July Challenge.

Glittered Paws said...

WOWZERS - beautiful - I didn't want to stop looking at it. Looks like stained glass, and the colors are beautiful. One up for Christmas.

Sammy said...

What a fab card! great CAS design. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 342 - hope to see you again soon x

Laurie Unger said...

Wow - great take on the inspiration photo's color combo!

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Cheri said...

What an awesome take on the inspiratino, Heather. Brilliant!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous design..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]


Lori said...

This is such a pretty and unique Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges and at CCAYR! -Lori DT

Tracey T said...

Love your take on the inspiration picture and the repeated pattern is really effective. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round and we hope to see you again next month.

Helen x

Carissa Harper said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

CraftyNatalie said...

Great design. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this month.