Friday, February 15, 2019

Christmas Blessings

These three blank ornaments were in my bits and pieces idea, and I had a fun idea to stamp some poinsettias.  I have to say it turned out even better than I anticipated; in fact, I LOVE how it turned out!
 I stamped the images on the ornaments, then colored them with my spectrum noirs, then restamped over the top (using my stamp-a-ma-jig) with versamark ink so I could emboss the images with some gold tinsel embossing powder.  The sparkle on this is amazing!!  You can see it in the photo below.
Down the side I used one of my patterned paper scrap strips.As I said, I just love how this one turned out.  And I got to use some items from the bits and pieces stash!

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Poinsettia"; Verve "Beyond Measure" sentiment
Dies: Elizabeth Crafts Designs ornaments; MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle and "Stitched Scalloped Trio"

Atlantic Hearts #302--sketch (unfortunately, the deadline has already passed)

Double Trouble #21--Thing #1--flowers; Thing #3--anything with wings or "b" related (I used baubles and bows); Thing #2--play along with Atlantic Hearts sketch (it had already closed--I did use the sketch, but I don't know if it counts if I didn't get to link to the sketch challenge)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #44--anything goes Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Sparkles #97--poinsettias
ABC Christmas--C is for Candy, D is for Decorations
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #7--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--flowers
Addicted To Stamps #328--holiday
As You Like It--Favorite: birthday or Christmas and why?  I do enjoy making birthday cards, but I love Christmas cards (I need more of them, so that works out, too).  I love that you an use as much sparkle and glitter as you want.  AND Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and I LOVE celebrating that!


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, those ornaments are that you embossed them with gold and love how your hung them with the red bows. I'm so sorry you didn't meet the deadline for the #302 challenge at AHSC; but Double Trouble will give you the additional chance for random draw. And you got us on the B-related for the twist. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us, and when I do my Christmas cards I may scrap-lift this idea.

Carol L said...

I agree, this turned out fabulous and I love those gold sparkly ornaments! Beautiful design and idea, and I may have to CASE your idea of those paper strips on the side :)

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful

papercraftingprincess said...

Beautiful the sparkle and the interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous love the baubles and if you click on the card you can see all the sparkle-love the scrap strip too great idea -no wonder you were happy with the result
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Weird my pic keeps diappearing off comments???
carol x

Lynne said...

Your baubles look so pretty with the poinsettias and gold embossing. A beautiful christmas card. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

Rocky said...

A great job re-stamping those baubles, they look great and I like the patterned strip down the side too. Thank you for sharing with us at CASS.

Sarah said...

What a fabulous Christmas card, love it when a plan comes together!!Thank you for joining in at AYLI. Sarah DT

Lynda said...

What a lovely card - and stamping and colouring and then embossing over the top? Brilliantly done and very effective. Thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. :) Lynda

Tammy L said...

Great card and I love how you found a way to use up those scraps! Thanks for joining us at Christmas At Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Angela said...

This card looks really wonderful, love the embossing.♥
Thanks a lot for joining us at our Poinsettia Challenge by Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Good luck and hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT

Tracey T said...

What a lovely idea, creative and practical too! Thank you for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous! Very creative and sparkly! Thanks for joining us over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Good luck with your entry.