Friday, July 19, 2013

Merry Christmas...

I just love creating Christmas cards, and really enjoy using non-traditional colors for them. I used soft colors of pink, green and white for my card and a lot of Spellbinders die templates including the new 2013 Heirloom Ornament. All supplies are listed below!

How about a contest? I will give this card to one lucky reader and all you have to do is leave a comment below! I will be mailing this card to the lucky winner so make sure you leave your email in the comments section or privately send your email address to me! I will choose one winner randomly on Monday, July 22nd at midnight. 

I created my pretty poinsettia with Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia using a lovely vellum from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. She has three weights of vellum in the store that will work for any projects, #24 Clear, #24 Iridescent, #29 Clear, #29 Marble White, and #40 Vellum! In the next few weeks, I'll be making more projects using vellum and you'll love it! I cut/embossed my poinsettias with the vellum, then colored them while they were still in the die with Faber-Castell Big Brush pen in Red. I used a baby wipe on the inked vellum to soften the pen strokes and lightly tint the rest of the vellum pink. I repeated the process for the leaves using a green Big Brush pen.

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Embellishments: 1/4 Pink May Arts Silk Ribbon, KaiserCraft White Pearls, Pearl Sprigs, Beacon Adhesives, 3D Foam Dots
 

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries a versatile collection of supplies for your papercrafting needs from Spellbinders dies, JustRite Papercraft stamps and other stamps, ribbons of all textures, styles and thicknesses, beautiful papers from a multitude of companies and lots of fabulous embellishments.

30 comments:

  1. Wow!!! The colors in this are lovely, the layers make it so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win it. Have a great day!!

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  2. Gorgeous card! The vellum coloring is so soft it almost looks like velvet. What a wonderful prize for a lucky winner. Thanks so much,Darsie!

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  3. Absolutely Gorgeous. Would love to be proud owner of one of your lovely cards
    Thank you for this opportunity
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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  4. your card is gorgeous! laura j

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  5. How beautiful, Darsie! I love all the different dies you used and that beautiful poinsettia!

    Tricia

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  6. Gorgeous card. I like the vellum poinsettia and the pearls.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  7. So beautiful!!! So happy I found your blog and now I can get in on some of those great ideas of yours!! Thanks for sharing xx

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  8. I have to congratulate you on the fresh approach to a Christmas theme, Darsy - I love the choice of colour and whole composition using the different dies as well as your beautiful pink pointsettia. Now I no longer want but HAVE to have the pointsettia die. Your card will be a treasured possession.

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  9. So glad I found your blog!!! Your ideas are spot on perfection!!!

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  10. Hi Darsie! Your card is really pretty! The soft colors are wonderful...anyone would be so lucky to own it!

    choc312002@yahoo.com

    :)

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  11. Oh Wow! How beautiful Darcie! Who wouldn't LOVE to win a card like that?? frandoak@hotmail.com

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  12. Love, love, love your card, Darcie. The colors are so soft. rosiewaldt@marykay.com

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  13. Such a beautiful card, Darsie. Breathtaking.
    I just read your recipe for the shell soaps. I love shells and love to make candles. This is right up my alley. Thanks so much. Becky Johnson
    princes729@aol.com

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  14. Your card is absolutely stunnning. I too like using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards. I have the Poinsettia Dies, now the new JR stamp set is on my wish list.

    lisawhs808 at aol dot com

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  15. An unusual Christmas Card, but oh so stunning, I just love it....Ursula x

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous. Haven't thought of using vellum on the poinsettia die. By coloring the way you did, it is simply beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely card.

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  17. What a lovely card. I love vellum bUt always hesite using it. I am just not sure of myself. I would love to win this card and then give myself a try at working with vellum. Thank you so much for a chance to win.

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  18. WOW!! A Gorgeous Christmas card!! Love your use of vellum to make the poinsettia...my favorite flower. I would LOVE to win this card...thanks for giving it away.

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  19. very beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. It is such an inspiration. I love all the spellbinder's products!
    Charlotte

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  20. What a beautiful card. Love the pink.

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  21. This is so beautiful and intricate! I would love to see a video of you creating it! 😊

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  22. This is the prettiest Christmas cards I've seen in ages. The delicacy of the poinsettia combined with the colors you've chosen results in a 5 star card. Well done!

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  23. Such a gorgeous card. It will stand out from the rest at Christmas. I love the poinsettia dies. Take care.

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  24. this card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  25. What a GORGEOUS Christmas card - love the non-traditional colours for it to. What a n opportunity to win one of your lovely cards. Thanks for the opportunity to participate Darsie.

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  26. Thank you for the lovely card you have made. I just love the colors, they are colors that I would not of thought of using. And then I saw this card you have made and I can hardly wait to make this card, Thanks for the opportunity to win this card. And thank you for sharing.

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  27. This card is awesome.....I can't believe how many people are doing Christmas already....thanks for the chance to win it....gotta love spellbinders....

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  28. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration

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  29. Darsie, Youre card is just beautiful. I love the colors you used in the card. So Pretty!!!

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