Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Christmas Flower

Here's a card made with one of the images I've coloured over the last couple of days.
I spotted a layout similar to this while blog hopping and thought it was beautiful - so thought I might have a go at my own interpretation!

The flower has three layers and the top two were finished with glossy accents. I used some gold Stickles on the flower centre and dotted some red glitter onto the holly berries.
I am really pleased with the way the glossy accents has dried on the petals - they're shiny and bright - just like a Xmas card should be!

White pearlised card was used for the embossing and I put some broad red ribbon between the two embossed designs.
Am undecided whether to add a greeting or not - I quite like the starkness of this card as it is.
Shall pop it in the stash and decide when I come to send it!

Challenges-
Make My Monday - Flowers, Foliage or Snowflakes
CardMadFairy - Texture
Digi Doodles Best - Red and Green (and although there's more red than green, there is some green on the leaves!)
Digital Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine
Pile it On - the letter 'P' 

27 comments:

  1. Hello Viv. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.
    Happy crafting my friend.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  2. Wow beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's texture challenge. Carol Ann xx

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  3. This is beautiful Viv... love the flower and the red accents on the white.

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  4. A beautiful card - thanks for joining us this week at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

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  5. Beautiful card, I love the design and the flower.
    Yvonne x

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  6. fabulous card ,love the clean design and gorgeous flower....thanks for joining us at DDSB and digi days and good luck
    tracey x

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  7. Oh, this is stunning!!! I LOVE the CAS feel of it--it's amazing! Thank you for joining us at MMM! :)

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!! Fabulous coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

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  9. gorgeous! I love your embossing on the white cardstock, and the poinsettia is so pretty, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best, hugs, martina

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  10. Hi Viv

    A beautiful finished look.

    Loving all the embossing and the red really pops!

    Love Jules xx

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  11. Nice clean layout with great embossing - love the flower too

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  12. What a wonderful card, I wouldn't add a greeting, the white space is great as it is :o)
    Jackei xx

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  13. so gorgeous viv.i love the striking design and gorgeous poinsetta :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. Gorgeous and so elegant.Love the clean look with the splash of colour.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  15. Hiya Viv, hope you are keeping well, this is beautiful and so elegant, love the embossing. Joey x

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  16. A gorgeous card Viv. Sue.x

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  17. Super elegant card... no greeting is needed. It looks very festive! Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge. Suzanne

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  18. Hi Viv, A stunningly beautiful card, so elegant and fresh. Many thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Cazro

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  19. Gorgeous card. Just love it. Kim

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  20. Lovely traditional Christmas card, love all the embossing too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
    xx

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  21. A really Beautiful and striking card,love it.xx

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  22. Love the poinsettia!! Thanks for joining us at Cardmad fairys digi days this week...

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  23. wow..its stunning hun!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  24. Beautiful card - love the embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  25. Gorgeous card and such an elegant image. Lovely embossing too.
    Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday this week and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

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