I was so inspired by some of the challenge blogs I visited this week, I just had to create another Christmas greeting. After making Sabrina's banner (see earlier post) I wanted to play with my glitters and this time I had to use red ... it was calling to me.
I started with Whisper White cardstock layered with Old Olive. My new Distressing Kit came in handy again to antique the edges. My papers and ribbons are scraps from the drawer. I think they are the perfect Holiday combination. A little white button helps to visually balance the flower on the left.
The chipboard frame (from On Board Mix & Match) was first painted in red, then a layer of Mod Podge, and finally topped off with our delicous Chunky Essentials Glitter. I love it! I dragged the seam binding across my Chocolate Chip ink pad to give it a shabby look. JOY was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out with our perfectly petite Jewelry Tag Punch. See it peeking out from behind the flower? The flower was hand made with Whisper White cardstock. I used three different punches - Fancy Flower Extra Large, 5-Petal Flower Extra Large, and a small flower punch for the center. Misted with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz it really glistens ... click on the image for a better view! I so enjoy creating these flowers! What a perfect embellishment for a card wishing loved ones a joyous Holiday Season!
There is more to see at these challenge blogs. Be sure to pay them a visit and leave a comment or two.
Simon Says Stamp has a terrific sketch to follow ... thanks for helping me put all this together!
ABC Challenge is on the letter Z and they are featuring Zig Zag .. it's not just a stitch!
Stamp Challenges is asking for flowers this week ... I don't think I could do a project without one!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is celebrating Christmas ... thanks ladies for the inspiration!
Tuesday Throwdown is celebrating Christmas ... lots of Holiday spirit at this blog!
Tuesday Taggers another blog that's ringing in the Holidays ... be sure to visit!
I hope you enjoyed today's visit. Thanks so much for stopping by!
#100730 Whisper White cardstock
#100702 Old Olive cardstock
#118762 Distressing Kit
#108797 Chunky Essentials Glitter
#100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
#119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
#117190 Jewelry Tag Punch
#118073 Fancy Flower Extra Large Punch
#119880 5-Petal Flower Extra Large Punch
#118772 Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
#119240 On Board Mix & Match Chipboard