Thursday, February 19, 2015

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Another Christmas card this week?  Sure, why not!!  This one is my fave.  It pairs cream and white with gold.


The inspiration piece:  a Top Note die, already embossed with snowflakes and with a touch of gold cardstock along one edge.  This was in a Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Then, I found a pear topiary (CTMH), already colored ages ago, in my image box.  I stamped a little bird from Hero Arts, trimmed him and added him to the pear tree.


I punched a few holly leaves out of the same gold cardstock, and added pearl 'berries'.  A few more little details:  an embossed card base, a seam binding bow, and a tiny Papertrey Ink sentiment.

Thank you so much for coming by today!



Stamps: sentiment - Tag-Its #8 - Papertrey Ink; bird - Sending Smiles - Hero Arts; tree - Topiaries - Close To My Heart Paper: Vintage Cream, white - Papertrey Ink; gold - Stampin' Up! Fibers: Argentina seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: Northern Flurries embossing folder, Top Note die - SU; Copic markers; pearls - Queen & Co.; holly punch - Martha Stewart; Holly Ribbons embossing folder - Cuttlebug

13 comments:

Marjolein said...

Elegant and classy! Love the colourcombo with ribbon.
Bye,

Marjolein

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! LOVING the tree and the holly!!!!

Samra Leshinski said...

All I can say is that you are a Master of Simple Stunning Elegance! This is so gorgeous and striking!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Colleen, layers of prettiness on this card!! Love the pearls with your holly leaves!

lisa808 said...

So pretty and elegant. Love the embossing on the Top Note Die. Pretty layers, image, colors, and bow.

Leslie Miller said...

I absolutely LOVE the image and all that beautiful embossing! Fabulous card, Colleen!

Kara Lynne said...

So beautiful, Colleen! I love those rich look of those colors and the embossing. Beautiful ribbon too!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the embossing, color, and lovely ribbon! Such a sweet image, too! Have a great weekend!:-)

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the colors...very classy!

Marisa said...

Love how you added the ivy. Lovely focal image too.

Stella said...

You are amazing when it comes to paper piecing. If I had to cut that bird he certainly lost his tail:)
That topiary is gorgeous!
XX

Benzi said...

It couldn't be more beautiful, Colleen. I love that color combo, too.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute!

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