Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Joy ...

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!

Supplies ..
#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



  1. this is stunning! I love the colours and the fab sparkly frame!! the flower is amazing too! Hugs Juls

  2. Gorgeous designs love the colours on this one, great take on zig zags hugs pops x

  3. Beautiful card, lovely flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you again next week! :)

  4. The flower is gorgeous! Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  5. Wow, beautiful card!! I love the sparkly red frame and the beautiful flower. Glad you loved the sketch!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!
    xoxo, Christine

  6. wow this is gorgeous! Love how youhave glittered up the negative. All looks amazing! thanks for joining in with us at SSC
    Hug s Leonie
    (I apologise for my late comment, Its been one of those weeks...eek!)

  7. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us. The flower is lovely.

  8. Gorgeous card and that flower is just beautiful!
    Love the colors and glitzy frame too.

  9. Beautiful card, and your flower is exquisite!

  10. Wow, whisper white cardstock could look that beautiful? The flower looks great! Had to read it twice over to see if it was really made of WW paper.

  11. Your card is stunning and seems so simple to make. Thanks.

  12. Wow! Love that glitter and your flower is amazing. I love the fresh and updated colour theme for the holidays! Thanks!

  13. Great colors and your flower is beautiful! TFS!

  14. Awesome card and stunning flower!

  15. love that card and how you framed the flower - it literally "shines"! :)

  16. Oh my goodness, Joanne! I love that beautiful flower you used with that wonderful ribbon and how you offset the arrangement from that sparkly frame. Your card is stunning.

  17. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing this with others via our flower parade!