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:

Rose Petal said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful!

Carol Ann said...

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

Jan said...

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

Jacqueline said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

lalkygirl said...

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

Clarky J said...

Another stunning card Viv xx

Mynnette said...

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

Starla B. said...

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

xx Star

Stampalicious said...

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

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A beautiful finished look.

Loving all the embossing and the red really pops!

Love Jules xx

Aquarius said...

Nice clean layout with great embossing - love the flower too

Jackie said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

craftybunny said...

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

Joey said...

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

Sue said...

A gorgeous card Viv. Sue.x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

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

Cazro said...

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

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous card. Just love it. Kim

Karen said...

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

Lee said...

A really Beautiful and striking card,love it.xx

Catherine said...

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

xGemmax said...

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

Helen said...

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

Fliss said...

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