Thursday, December 13, 2012

Inspired By Stamping Challenge #39 - Christmas Holly

Hello everyone!  I'm here today with a Christmas card for Inspired By Stamping's Challenge #39, where the color palette this week is Sage Green, Red and White.


I was inspired by a layout in the new special issue from Paper Crafts Magazine called Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks.  I used a sentiment from Inspired By Stamping's Elegant Christmas Sentiments set.  LOVE the fancy font!  The embossing folder is new to me.  I picked it up at a JoAnn's store recently.  It's called Madison, and I love that you can use either side of the embossed piece; both images are gorgeous.


Here's the inspiration picture:


At this time ALL products (stamps, paper, dies) are welcomed with our challenge. You do not have to incorporate an IBS stamp set or flowers.

This weeks challenge deadline is…December 20th at 12pm Thursday @ 12pm Brisbane time.

If you'd like to be a Guest Designer with us, check out THIS post for all the details.

DESIGN TEAM CALL!  Interested in being part of the Design Team at IBS?  Click HERE for all the info.  Deadline is December 29, 2012.

Hope you'll come play with us this week!  Show us your Sage Green, Red and White projects!

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Have a wonderful, blessed day.  :-)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Elegant Christmas Sentiments - IBS
Paper: Mellow Moss - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Always Artichoke - SU
Fibers: dotted ribbon
Other: Madison embossing folder - Cuttlebug; button; twine; holly border - K & Co.; Branch with Leaves die - Sizzix

23 comments:

Janny said...

What a lovely card. Groetjes Janny

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeee the holly and the ribbon!!! FABULOUS!!!

Hussena said...

Oh Wow!! another stunning card from you colleen!! ..its so beautiful and Elegant..i am at loss for words :)! ..love the Embossed BG and the way the red pop's against it!!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Colleen, love your new embossing folder!

Marybeth said...

Oh my this is gorgeous, Colleen….. Wow I love this! Beautiful embossing too. Sooo pretty!

Annette said...

wow very elegant and i love how you placed the ribbon..looks gorgeous.

Marisa said...

Great ribbon treatment and love the sprig.

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen!! I love the holly and I really like that sentiment!

Sandie Edwards said...

Always so elegant in your card creating Colleen.... this is stunning!

Paulette Manion said...

Colleen, Your card is sooo rich & I'm loving it. Thanks for the info about the embossing folder. I'm on my way to get one!

Ellen said...

Wow! This one is just gorgeous! I just love the embossed background, the ribbon treatment and that pretty holly!
hugs,
Ellen

Audrey Ann said...

This is soooooo fun and so very creative Colleen! I love how you combined the die cuts - such an elegant design!! Hugz

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous & elegant design, love that holly ! Cheers, Shirleyx

Linda B said...

Ohhhh... so beautiful, girl. That's a fabulous embossing folder. I love the way you incorporated the Sizzix Branch & leaves die cut with the holly... GORGEOUS!
Hugs!

Martha H. said...

Such an elegant card, Colleen! That embossing folder is divine - I love it!

Maria said...

Ahhh...yes! I, too, love the embossed background! A very lovely elegant Christmas card, Colleen! Such eye catching dimension and color with the ribbon! And, I love the fancy font with the sentiment, so very pretty!

Carole said...

Wonderful card Colleen and I LOVE the embossing folder. Merry Christmas Colleen, to you and yours. Hugs...Carole

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love it!

Happy Holidays!

Chris R. from Iowa

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the embossed background. Embossing folders are my weakness. Your foliage sprig is so pretty against the white.

Bonnie said...

So lovely! That polka dot ribbon really pops with the pretty holly and that embossed background is gorgeous!

Emily Keaton said...

Very classy, Colleen! I think you captured that pretty inspiration photo perfectly. I love the ribbon treatment!

Liz Weber said...

Beautiful card Colleen, just love the leaves and the embossing looks fab! LOVE the sentiment, very fancy indeed.

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