Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Magnolia Peace Christmas

Hello all!  I'm super-late in sharing this card, which was published on page 61 in Paper Crafts Magazine's Holiday Cards & More, Volume 8 - Summer 2013.  Just never got around to it 'til now!


Still lovin' my Market Street Stamps background stamps.  This one is Gingham.  I wanted to give a homespun feel to this card, you know, all cozy.  The 'handmade ornament' (some die cuts, satin ribbon, and a magnolia sticker topped with pearls) is just what I'd expect from a rural Christmas.  Vermont, perhaps?  Ahhh, I am instantly transported to snowy fields and forests, with wood smoke coming from chimneys of log cabin homes.  Sounds good to me.


I'd really better get a leg up with my Christmas cards.  Once September rolls around, it's a quick slide to that holiday.

Thanks so much for coming by today!



Stamps: Gingham Background - Market Street Stamps; sentiment - Merry Christmas Trees - Hero Arts Paper: Naturals White, Basic Black, newsprint patterned paper - SU Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: red satin ribbon Accessories & Tools: pearls; magnolia 3D sticker - K & Co.; circle dies

18 comments:

Sindhu said...

Such a beautiful card Colleen! Love the colors!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the pop of the red!!!!

Benzi said...

The magnolia sticker is beautiful and love the gingham. I haven't made any Christmas cards yet. Maybe soon. Congrats on getting this card published!!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is so pretty.. i love it

Lin said...

This hits ALL my buttons, Colleen, gingham, text, flowers......LOVE it! Congrats on the pub!

Sue Lelli said...

No wonder they published it! So Elegant and Gorgeous! LOVE that magnolia!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a terrific card. I love the look of black and white. The red just makes it pop. I enjoyed getting to know you by the Bit About you blog hop.

~amy~ said...

absolutely STUNNING.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A gorgeous card Colleen! I love that soft gingham background and the addition of that black ring really sets off this otherwise subtle combo!! ((hugs)), Rebecca

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A gorgeous card Colleen! I love that soft gingham background and the addition of that black ring really sets off this otherwise subtle combo!! ((hugs)), Rebecca

Bonnie said...

I love the checked background and that beautiful flower!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the gingham!!

Lisa said...

Well I know it's sort of a late congrats on the publication but YIPPEE!! This is GORGEOUS Colleen. Love the way the flower is nestled in there and the trio of pearls...fabulous!

Stella said...

This is STUNNING! I can see why it's published. I love your description of the thought behind this card; I wll meet you in that log cabin. I 'll bring the apple pie and some white wine along:)
Bit off track I guess:)Back to your card; Neutrals are a lovely way to create a christmas card; That mganolia is so elegant and pretty!
XX

nwilliams6 said...

This is totally gorgeous Colleen! Wow! Your flower is so pretty and this is a fantastic idea. Elegant card Colleen. Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Hugz!

Leslie Miller said...

How pretty! Love how you created the ornament, and the magnolia is gorgeous. Lovely with the pearls nestled inside. I can see why this would be chosen for publication. Easy, yet very beautiful!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background paper! How in the world do you manage such elegant and regal cards every time dear! I really want to make some myself but end up messing them :( Love the pop of colour! Beautiful creation!

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