Had time today to make a card just for fun. I used my distress inks to color both the image and the flower and leaves. The poinsettia (actually it's a dahlia) is layered and the petals and leaves are embossed for more dimension. The center is some microbeads that I colored with lettuce alcohol ink. These are the first papers I've used out of my new Basic Grey Jovial paper stack. Love 'em! I used Black Soot Distress ink to dye my seam binding black to match the card. I added a paper doily, some lace and pearls, and some machine stitching around three sides of the card. Last but not least is a computer generated sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders Shapeabilities tag die.
I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
A Pocket Full of Posies #10--winter flowers
Crafty Cardmakers #33--stitching
City Crafter #29--get your digi on
A Spoon Full of Sugar #128--embellish
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #57--spots and stripes
Fairy Fun Fridays #39--make your own flowers
One Stitch at a Time #37-- Christmas traditional or modern
Wild Orchid #9--Christmas red and green
Crazy 4 Challenges #62 --square cards
Have a blessed weekend!
Papers: Recollections, Basic Grey Jovial, Georgia Pacific, Strathmore watercolor paper
Stamp: Fred, She Said Designs "Pair of Robins" and "Big Pointy Dahlias"
Inks+: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, and Black Soot Distress inks; Ranger alcohol ink in Lettuce
Tools: Shapeabilities Double Ended Tags (S3-149), sewing machine
Miscellaneous: Prima lace, Snug Hug seam binding, Recollections adhesive pearls, paper doily, Recollections brads, clear microbeads