Saturday, March 7, 2009

Three's a Charm...

....Challenges, that is. :) I started this card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, where Becca Feeken is hosting this week and wants us to use Spellbinders. Wheee! So I decided to use the Poinsettia and Boxwood set and also make this my Christmas COTW #10 for my own personal challenge. I had all the pieces embossed, painted and cut out when I saw Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge to heat things up with embossing, and well...this just fell right into that one. :) The picture is a bit washed out; I couldn't seem to get a better one. Looks much better IRL. I stamped and embossed the poinsettia twice and a bunch of leaves with silver EP, then colored with Twinkling H2O's and Stickles added in the center. Cut out a layer for the poinsettia and mounted on foam tape, then attached onto Nestabilities Labels Two, the largest which was also edged with Twinkling H2O's. Embossed Peace with silver EP, stamped some flourishes in the corners and added tiny pearls at the top.

Stamps: Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood, Verve Fairy Tales, Inkadinka Peace.
Paper: The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Versamark, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Nestabilities, embosisng powder, foam tape, Twinkling H2O's, pearls, Stickles.

16 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

OH my, what a totally fabulous card!! I can just imagine all the shimmer and sparkle this must have IRL!!! It is so gorgeous -- job well done on all 3 challenges -- way to go!! Thanks so much for incorporating the Stamp Simply challenge!!!

Shirley said...

Another lovely card. You are really going to be ready for the season.

Lauri said...

This will make a gorgeous holiday card!! I love all the shimmer!! I will have to get that nesties set....oh just too bad the wishlist is so long!

Malin a.k.a. Boop said...

This is so pretty!! tfs! :)

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card.

Janine said...

Gorgeous take on Becca's sketch!!!
Love it!

knitwit said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!
Thanks for your comment on my blog, and I'll be back to check out yours too!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, Nancy, this turned out beautiful! If you click on the image you can see it up close and it's gorgeous. Very nice job!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautifully done, Nancy!!! Love these colors and the layered embossed poinsettia is wonderful. I can just imagine the shimmer with the sparkle!!!! Love the little swirly pieces you added. Great effect!!!! Lovely card!!!

Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!!

Aija said...

So many great cards here! Like the elegant feeling of this card. Colours are also so beautiful and works so well with this flower.
Hugs,
Aija

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Nancy, this is so totally gorgeous!! I really love your beautiful flower!! TFS!! :)

newenglandstamper said...

This is beautiful! The embossing makes it looks so rich!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love that Poinsettia its so gorgeous.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love that Poinsettia its so gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

What a simply gorgeous card. I love all the embossing and colors for this.

Michelle said...

Very pretty. I wish I could come to your house so we could do some creations together. I bought the twinkling H20's a year ago and still don't know what to do with them